Beyond the Politics: The Benefits of Moving in a Livable Region- Vancouver
This dialogue is the first in a series of two and takes place in Vancouver. Beyond the Politics: The Benefits of Moving in a Livable Region – Surrey will also be taking place on April 8.
Are you frustrated with the politics around our region’s transportation network? Are the mixed messages on transit and upcoming referendum leading you astray? Transportation is important, it has an oversized impact on the region’s economy, energy use, emissions, and livability. While Metro Vancouver is widely known as being one of the best places in the world to live and has a leading public transit system, road vehicles are the largest source of greenhouse gases in the region, accounting for 36% of the region’s emissions. Moreover, by 2041 Metro Vancouver is projected to have a million new people, 600,000 more jobs, and 700,000 more vehicles on the road; the costs of congestion in our region have been pegged as high as $1.5 billion per year.
Second event in Surrey:
When: Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 13:00 until 14:15
Where: SFU Surrey Campus, 250-13450 102 Avenue, Room 3310, The Now Newspaper Theatre
Registration: Please reserve your free seat here
Second of two public dialogues to launch the initiative Moving in a Livable Region, out of the SFU Centre for Dialogue, to engage citizens and transportation stakeholders in Metro Vancouver. At each dialogue, panelists will discuss transportation, the economy, and what is needed to ensure high livability in the region.