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Sustainable Transportation Task Force Launched

The Planning and Design Centre (sister organization to the Cities & Environment Unit) launched the Sustainable Transportation Task Force in July 2010. The Task Force is an independent body formed to engage the public and other stakeholders in the development of a long-term Sustainable Transportation Strategy and identify immediate and long-term actions required to implement the Strategy. The formation of the Task Force responds to a growing interest in enabling a shift toward a more sustainable transportation system for the Halifax region.

The Task Force has met regularly since July and has recently formed a working group to develop a demonstration project idea: a “Ciclovia” type event adapted for Halifax. For more information about the Bogotá, Columbia Ciclovia event, check out: www.streetfilms.org/ciclovia

The Planning and Design Centre is currently inviting individuals to join the Task Force - new participants are always welcome!

Next Task Force Meeting
The Task Force is currently meeting the third Wednesday of every month, from 12:00 to 1:30pm at the Cities & Environment Unit offices: 5257 Morris Street.

Next Ciclovia Working Group Meeting
The Working Group is currently meeting the first Wednesday of every month, from 12:00 to 1:30pm at the Cities & Environment Unit offices: 5257 Morris Street.

For more information about the Planning and Design Centre, please visit: www.pdcentre.ca

Download the one-page description of the Task Force:
SST_TaskForce_description_2Nov2010.pdf

Download the notes from past Task Force meetings:
SST_TaskForce10_notes_16Feb2011.pdf
SST_TaskForce9_notes_19Jan2011.pdf
SST_TaskForce8_notes_17Nov2010.pdf
SST_TaskForce7_notes_20Oct2010.pdf
SST_TaskForce6_notes_22Sept2010.pdf
SST_TaskForce5_notes_8Sept2010.pdf
SST_TaskForce4_notes_25Aug2010.pdf
SST_TaskForce3_notes_11Aug2010.pdf
SST_TaskForce2_notes_27July2010.pdf
SST_TaskForce1_notes_13July2010.pdf

Download the notes from past Working Group meetings:

SST_PublicEngage5_notes_7Mar2011.pdf
SST_PublicEngage2_notes_31Jan2011.pdf

SST_PublicEngage1_notes_24Jan2011.pdf

SST_Ciclovia5_notes_2Feb2011.pdf
SST_Ciclovia4_notes_5Jan2011.pdf
SST_Ciclovia3_notes_1Dec2010.pdf
SST_Ciclovia2_notes_3Nov2010.pdf
SST_Ciclovia1_notes_6Oct2010.pdf