Vancouver just held its’ Eighth Annual Share the Road Challenge. There were 13 teams, each composed of someone driving a car, someone with a bike and someone using transit. They started from different locations throughout Vancouver and North Vancouver, anywhere from 2.4 to 10.4 kilometres from the finish line at the downtown London Drugs. The distance did not matter, as long as each team started from the same point, because this was a race to see which form of transportation moved through rush hour traffic faster. This was the first year in which all the bicycles triumphed over cars and transit .
Vancouver will not be holding a plebiscite next November, instead the City Council will be calling on the Canadian Government “to provide for any local government affected by Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker expansion project to hold a referendum under the federal Referendum Act.” The referendum is to be held after the hearings and conducted according to the process outlined in the federal Elections Act – which includes contribution and spending limits and a ban on corporate and union donations – and would be paid for by the Federal Government. Continue reading Vancouver calling on Feds for Local Referendum on Pipeline→