Sue Stroud of the Better Transit Alliance of Greater Victoria agreed, saying the number of deaths and injuries rises dramatically with every 10 kilometres per hour over 30. “Forty’s a good start, but 30 would be a lot better,” she said. “I think we’ll just keep trying to persuade them that 30 is a lot safer and people get where they’re going just as fast.”
Pilot project to reduce speed limit on Saanich residential roads to 40 km/h to go ahead
Jeff Bell / Times Colonist October 28, 2020
A pilot project to lower the default speed limit on residential roads in Saanich to 40 km/h could begin next year.
politicians say federal and provincial stimulus money should be spent on
transportation projects that reduce pollution, not highway and airport
250 local government leaders, who are members of a national network called the
Climate Caucus, have penned an open letter calling for
economic-recovery cash — and other infrastructure funding — to be used to
improve transit service and create opportunities for walking and cycling.
Bus every 9 minutes being considered for busy routes Jeff Bell / Times Colonist June 30, 2020
A “rapid-bus” system that could send buses along certain routes every nine minutes is being studied by B.C. Transit. The system would be faster, more frequent and more reliable than what exists now, said Matthew Boyd, B.C. Transit’s director of corporate and strategic planning.
March 7, 2019 Media Release – For Immediate Release
Victoria, BC – Victorians for Transportation Choice (VTC) challenges the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to align its southern Vancouver Island transportation strategy with BC’s climate action goals, including legislated GHG reduction targets.
Dads find Car Free YYJ tailor-made for Father’s Day
Jeff Bell / Times Colonist
June 17, 2018
The World’s Coolest Dad — at least, that’s what his T-shirt said — spent part of his Father’s Day at the annual Car Free YYJ celebration on Douglas Street.
Jason Rolstone and 14-year-old daughter Katie strolled through the growing throng just before noon to get to a lunch date with his parents. Rolstone said he is a fan of the car-free gathering.
“It’s a wonderful event.” Continue reading “Better Transit Alliance Makes Car Free Day News”
Re: “Horgan puts brakes on light rail for E&N,” column, May 16.
I’m glad Premier John Horgan is focused on getting the Douglas Street/Trans-Canada Highway bus lanes completed before moving on to more complex transit projects.
The 24/7 bus lanes on Douglas Street and parts of the Trans-Canada Highway are already under construction. Completing the highway shoulder bus lanes as far as the Six Mile Pub area will be simple, inexpensive and quick. It is a good project, and should not be left half finished.
Now that electric buses cost about the same as diesel buses over their lifetime, bus lanes can provide climate-friendly, quiet, fast and inexpensive transportation. Horgan’s climate action plan won’t be released until the fall, but he should get the bus lane completion rolling today.
Tomorrow he should start ordering hundreds of electric buses.
Better Transit Alliance of Greater Victoria
Eric Diller of the Better Transit Alliance was interviewed by Walter McGinnis on the Citizen’s Forum show on Shaw. Check out the wide ranging discussion of the Douglas / Highway 1 bus lanes, electric buses and more.