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“I suspect there is a narrower peak period than we used to have with good weather,” Dr. Ahsab Habib said to Global News

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Dr. Ahsan Habib in his interview with Global News identified several reasons for increased congestion on city streets. For more information:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1863931/various-factors-at-the-root-of-halifax-traffic-woes-expert/

Province wide DalTRAC’s Share the Road Campaign!

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http://www.dal.ca/news/2014/11/20/keeping-road-safety-on–trac-.html

“We have to make sure the flow of people — cars, pedestrians, bicycles — is not interrupted”, Dr. Habib said to The ChronicleHerald

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Nova Centre could get design OK

“This is a chance to do real urban renewal for Halifax”, Dr. Habib said to The Globe and Mail.

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/interchange-demolition-plan-gives-halifax-renewal-rare-second-chance/article18574939/

Metro News chats with Dr. Ahsan Habib: “Crosswalk safety under scrutiny in Halifax”

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http://metronews.ca/news/halifax/876401/crosswalk-safety-under-scrutiny-in-halifax-we-have-to-share-this-road-space-and-be-safe/

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

Our first community video!

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Over the past few months, we’ve been asking Nova Scotians: Why is Sharing the Road important to you?

The results are in! Enjoy:

VIDEO: Share the Road Nova Scotia

Share the Road Nova Scotia website launch!

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Share the Road NS website
We are proud to announce the launch of our new website, Share the Road Nova Scotia!

Thumbs Up! Share the Road Nova Scotia is a community-based Share the Road awareness campaign for Nova Scotia. The goal of the campaign is to promote positive behavioural change and safer sharing of the roads for all road users in Nova Scotia – Pedestrians, Cyclists, and Motorists.

Initiated by DalTRAC, the campaign is the product of extensive research and community consultation. After a review of more than 70 Share the Road campaigns from North America, New Zealand and Australia, DalTRAC and interested communities hosted several community engagement sessions (in Chester, Hubbards, New Glasgow, Pictou, and Halifax Regional Municipality) to generate discussion on sharing the road in both urban and rural contexts, and ideas for what a local Share the Road campaign should look like.

Information from the community workshops was then used to design a Share the Road awareness campaign for Nova Scotia, which can be adopted by any municipality. For more information, visit the website at dal.ca/sharetheroadns and follow the movement on Facebook, and Twitter.

TALK: Urban Cycling: Lessons from Toronto with Toronto’s Chief City Planner, Jennifer Keesmaat

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Jennifer Keesmaat

When: Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7pm
Where: Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Rowe Building, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS.
Cost: Free!

The Halifax Cycling Coalition will be hosting a public lecture with Toronto’s Chief City Planner, Jennifer Keesmaat on lessons learned with cycling infrastructure in Toronto, Ontario.

For a link to the Facebook Event, click here.

For more information on Jennifer Keesmaat, click here.

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