Archived posts for 2013 November:

NS Dept. of Energy Job Posting: Sustainable Transportation Intern

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The Nova Scotia Department of Energy is looking for an intern!

Duration: 10-12 weeks
Title: Sustainable Transportation Intern
Location: Nova Scotia Department of Energy, 5151 George Street, Halifax
Pay rate: $20-25/hour, depending on qualifications, for 35 hours/week

Check out the posting here: Winter%20intern_JD_v.2.

CBC Reports on DalTRAC’s collision data

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CBC: “Deadly collisions down, accidents up on Nova Scotia roads”

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/deadly-collisions-down-accidents-up-on-nova-scotia-roads-1.2436232

DalTRAC’s Justin Forbes at the 60th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Atlanta

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MPS student Justin Forbes recently attended the 60th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International in Atlanta, GA to present a paper on bicycle safety in Nova Scotia. The paper examines the factors affecting injury severity in bicycle collisions using multivariate models. Justin is currently collaborating with Professor Ahsan Habib on other transportation safety themed papers in production.  

DalTRAC Report: Active Transportation in Nova Scotia

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AT in NS

A targeted review of issues related to advancing Active Transportation in Nova Scotia – Justin Forbes, Research Assistant at DalTRAC. Read it here: DalTRAC AT Report

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Hi Everyone,

As I am sure you are all aware, there has been some push back from local businesses on the new Windsor Street bike lane. I have read some pretty disturbing articles in the Chronicle Herald lately; Bike Lanes No Bed of Roses and Halifax Cyclists Forced to Dodge Thumbnails.

As a planner who is passionate about sustainable transportation and an avid cyclist, I feel slightly discouraged and unwanted. Sometimes I feel like being a cyclist is “no bed of roses”. That being said, being the positive and optimistic person I am, I have decided to shake off the comments and show my support for local businesses. I plan to make my bike seen along Windsor Street and thank the shop owners for their bicycle parking and support for the new bike lane.

If you, like I, support cycling infrastructure in the downtown  core, I urge you to do the same. Visit the local shops, get to know your business owners and let them know that you care about their businesses. After all, it is people that keep businesses going – not cars.

Keep sharing the road,

Caroline

Caroline A. King

Masters of Planning Studies Candidate

School of Architecture and Planning

Dalhousie University

C.King@dal.ca

 

 

Take the Share the Road Nova Scotia short survey & enter to win 1 of 2 $50 gift cards!

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Thumbs up! Share the Road Nova Scotia is asking the community to fill out a short survey to help us figure out what the next steps of the campaign should be. Please take 3-5 mins to tell us about your interactions with the campaign and enter to win one of two $50 gift cards!

Survey closes on November 10, 2013.