Sunday, May 25, 2014

A response to Nanaimo's proposed Transportation Plan




The City of Nanaimo has just released its proposed Transportation Master Plan. This plan is designed to take us 25 years into the future. Very tragically the proposed Plan does little to take us away from the very expensive existing car-centric city we currently pay for.

In this 13 page document I outline how it could be vastly improved so as to save us money and improve the city's sustainability, leading us to better health, lower costs, and far more. It requires us to work together, adjust to significant (positive!) changes. It means making it possible to cycle safely, use buses that are frequent and fast, invest in infrastructure and in carsharing, and more.

To view the slides and text to my 5 minute presentation to City Council May 26, 2014, click here.

To see the Council meeting and the 10 presentations about the Transportation Plan, including mine (second one on the list) you can view it here. The presentations start at about 15 minutes.

The picture above could become our reality. All it takes is the vision and determination to make it so.

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