News and Events

Topic: ‘Sustainable Transportation’


 
Friday, February 17th, 2012

Switch: Open Street Sundays

The Sustainable Transportation Task Force continues to advance the Switch: Open Street Sundays project. Switch will be a regular “Ciclovia” type event adapted for Halifax.

The Switch presentation is available to download [PDF, 1.9MB]. We encourage you to help us build awareness of and support for the project by sharing the presentation with your friends, family and colleagues. If you are interested in speaker’s notes to assist you in delivering the presentation, please contact us at: 902.494.3678 or 902.494.8494.

Download the Switch hand-out [PDF, 1.2MB].

Like Switch on Facebook

Follow SWITCHHFX on Twitter

For more information about the Sustainable Transportation Task Force, or to download notes from previous Task Force meetings, please see the November 2, 2010 News posting (below) about the launch of the Task Force.

 
Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Kickstand Bicycle Policy Workshop

Mobycon, a Dutch-based consulting with 25 years experience in traffic, transport and urban and rural planning has teamed up with Copenhagenize, a Danish consultancy specializing in bicycle planning, marketing and communications, to launch Kickstand.

Cities & Environment Unit has joined forces with Mobycon and Copenhagenize to host the first Kickstand workshop in Canada on February 1 & 2, 2012.

This workshop will bring together a variety of government and private sector representatives from across Atlantic Canada to work with world-class experts in the areas of bicycle planning, policy, design and marketing. By working together over the two-day session we will generate locally relevant insights, solutions and actionable steps for building bicycle cultures and increasing sustainable urban mobility in Atlantic Canada.

Kickstand Workshop Details

Location: Dalhousie University, Student Union Building, Room 303
6136 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Dates: February 1-2, 2012 (Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Cost: Workshop, including meals: $600

Register online to hold your space at the Kickstand Workshop!

For more information please contact Ross Soward at Cities & Environment Unit: 902.494.8494

 
Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

It’s More Than Buses Session 1 a success!

Thank you to everyone who supported and participated in It’s More Than Buses Session 1!
If you were not able to attend the first session you can watch all three panellist’s presentations and closing remarks at Haligonia.ca. Thank you to Haligonia.ca for live streaming the event!
We also provided extensive live coverage of the first session on Facebook and Twitter: @morethanbuses

Please stay tuned for more information about Session 2: DESIGN the network - Tuesday, July 19th from 6 to 8pm at the World Trade and Convention Centre.

Download Jarrett Walker’s presentation (session 1 panellist and international public transit network designer) [PDF, 1MB]
Download a summary of the ideas put forward by participants at Session 1  [PDF, 900KB]
Download the draft Guiding Principles from Session 1 [PDF, 350KB]

It’s More Than Buses is based on the premise that a clear direction for the future of the municipality’s public transit system needs to be championed by the citizens who rely on Halifax’s transportation system to meet their daily mobility needs, whether it’s travel to work, school, health care, shopping, recreation or entertainment.

 
Monday, June 20th, 2011

It’s More Than Buses

Transit is about access, mobility and a better city!
Join the conversation about the future of public transportation in Halifax.

Help shape your city through a series of public sessions:

1. Explore the options - Tuesday, June 28, 2011 from 6-8pm
2. Design the network - Tuesday, July 19, 2011 from 6-8pm
3. Mobilize public support! - Wednesday, Sept 7th, 2011 from 6-8pm

Venue for all three sessions: World Trade and Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax

Download the It’s More Than Buses Poster [PDF, 600KB]
Download the bios of the Session 1 panelists [PDF, 800KB]

The Planning & Design Centre’s (PDC) Sustainable Transportation Task Force, in partnership with FUSION Halifax, is working at the grass roots level to advance our region’s shift toward a more sustainable transportation system. It’s More Than Buses features three public forums designed to engage citizens in objectively exploring how to improve HRM’s public transportation system. Experts from across the country will weigh in on the topic. Each session will be part panel presentations and part breakout groups, inviting the public to take inspiration from the panelists and contribute their own ideas. The three sessions will be iterative in the sense that ideas from the first session will inform the content of the second and third sessions. This series is unique in that we are seeking both the urban and suburban perspective on this issue.

Thank you to the Downtown Halifax Business Commission and the many individuals who have contributed their support to this event.

Follow It’s More Than Buses at:
Fusion: fusionhalifax.ca/itsmorethanbuses
Facebook: facebook.com/itsmorethanbuses
Twitter: twitter.com/morethanbuses

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