Monday, February 27, 2012

Expand Car-Free Sundays (Waterloo)

A Better Vision: Saving Car Free Sundays from Jeff Outhit | Mike Boos: "Don’t let our representatives be ashamed of investing in healthy lifestyles, community, and civic pride. Our governments invest hundreds of millions of dollars locally on car-centric infrastructure that keeps us isolated and is slowly killing us. There should be no stigma for investing a comparably paltry couple thousand on promoting and celebrating a healthier lifestyle and future. As citizens, we should be open about supporting and thanking representatives who have the courage and vision to make these investments, and urge them to complement these events with more permanent active transportation infrastructure."

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Metro - What if transit were free?


Metro - What if transit were free?: "Politicians and policy makers like to roll out expensive plans to build rapid transit to attract even more riders, but I have to wonder why no one is talking about the one surefire way to boost transit use.

What if it were free?"

Friday, February 10, 2012

Toronto - Transit City is Back!

Province to Ford: ‘Council rules supreme’ - The Globe and Mail: "In a very public affirmation of awkward relations between the province and its largest municipality, Premier Dalton McGuinty has denied Rob Ford’s claim that the province will proceed with the mayor’s transit plan despite a momentous city council rejection."

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Agents-provocateur uncovered at labor rally


Do you understand how agents-provocateur function? Can you spot them? Do you know what a false-flag operation is? If these terms are new to you, you must do some study, and soon. Black bloc and certain other groups provide a comfortable pond in which the provocateur fish can swim. They take advantage of the emotionally motivated and the naive. Keep alert.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Transit fare increase not sitting well with two City Councillors

CJOB 68: Manitoba's Information Superstation New: Local Story: "Saying low income bus riders just can't afford it, two Winnipeg City Councillors are fighting a transit fare increase coming June 1st. Harvey Smith and Ross Eadie say it's not too late even though Council has approved the hike. Smith will introduce a motion at the next meeting of Council asking the fare hike be rescinded or that council at least re-open the issue for debate"

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