Archived posts for 2013 April:

Two Bikes for Every Car

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Europeans are not buying as many cars as they once did. They are buying bikes, though. A lot of bikes. In 2011, they bought 20 million bikes — nearly twice as many bikes as they bought cars.

FUSION’s Mentorship Program

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FUSION’s People Factor team runs a mentorship program that connects young professionals with industry leaders in their field. Application for the programs occurs at the end of April and the program lasts for 8 months.  Click here to find out more

DalTRAC in the news again!

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Check out this interesting article from the New Glasgow Newspaper on DalTRAC’s project for a share the road campaign.

HRM community engagement session for a “Share the Road” campaign


HRM Community Engagement

On Wednesday May 15, 2013 DalTRAC will be hosting a Community Engagement session in Halifax for a “Share the Road” campaign in Nova Scotia.

All motorists, cyclists and pedestrians should feel safe using the road. What would make your local roads safer? What type of awareness campaign would be effective in your community? We want to hear from you!

Date: Wednesday May 15, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Exhibition Room, 5410 Spring Garden Road (Ralph M. Medjuck Building), Dalhousie University – Sexton Campus, Halifax
Refreshments and door prizes will be provided.

A workshop will be held in HRM to explore options for improving road safety for all users. This session will present successful campaign examples and invite you to contribute ideas for how to make your streets safer for all users. This is a project of DalTRAC (Dalhousie Transportation Collaboratory) and Dalhousie University with support from the Ecology Action Centre. Supporting partners include: the NS Department of Energy, Halifax Regional Municipality and the NS Road Safety Advisory Committee.

We look forward to seeing you!


REMI is Hosting an Evaluating Economic and Fiscal Policy Seminar

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Halifax Blast

One of the seminars includes a model for analysis of transportation-related policy and infrastructure investments.

REMI TranSight: Transportation, Railways, and the Economy 

TranSight, our dedicated model for analysis of transportation-related policy and infrastructure investments, brings together regional economic modeling with forecasting and travel demand models (TDMs). Here, we outline the methodology of the model, its integration with TDMs, and how it performs cost-benefit analysis and economic impact analysis on projects and financing scenarios for regional transportation agencies

Daycare Travel Planning: A Study of Parents’ Travel Patterns

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Hi Everyone,

My name is Caroline King. I am a Masters of Planning Studies student here at Dalhousie University. I am also facilitator for the Ecology Action Centre’s Tiny Travel Planning program, Transportation Officer for Dalhousie’s Office of Sustainability, Student Researcher at DalTRAC, and Director of Membership for the Halifax Cycling Coalition.

I am currently working on creating a daycare travel planning program to investigate travel patterns and determine transportation barriers for parents with children between the ages of 18 months and 5 years. I thought I would share the latest poster for the proposal of this research. If you have any comments or feedback on my project, I would love to hear it.

Research Design – Caroline A. King

More updates and information on the DalTRAC team to come!

The Four Commandments of Cities

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Commandment #2 – Move People

Change the way people move, create a high capacity transportation network, do it on budget and become a city of the future. 

The HCC and Carbon Arc Cinema present the film, “We’re Getting On”

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Mark your calendar:
The HCC and Carbon Arc Cinema present the film, “We’re Getting On” — Museum of Natural History, May 31st, 7 PM.
More details to follow!


The BEST Complete Street Policies in America

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Smart Growth America just released “The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2012”.

Complete Street Policies are laws, resolutions, executive orders, policies and planning and design documents that encourage and provide safe access to destinations for everyone, regardless of age, ability, income, ethnicity or how they travel.

Bike Week Art Crawl- Call for Artists

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