Event: Transportation 101: Sustainable Transportation for Community Members and Professionals – February 8

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Friday February 8, 10am – 5pm  $85

How can community members and professionals transform the way we travel to deal with global warming and the end of cheap oil? We will explore case studies of cities that have quickly gone from gridlock to transit and cycling meccas, and focus on the basic principles of sustainable transportation needed to understand these success stories.

Course Highlights

  • Learn how cycling, pedestrian infrastructure and transit can work together
  • Outstanding examples from Bogota, Columbia to Zurich, Switzerland and Portland, Oregon
  • Understand planning basics such as the elasticity of traffic volume and how transit priority works

Location: Langara College 100 West 49th Ave, Vancouver. Accessible via Langara / 49th Ave Canada Line station.

Instructor: Eric Doherty, Registered Professional Planner

Eric Doherty is a transportation planner and the co-author of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives report Transportation Transformation: Building Complete Communities and a Zero-Emission Transportation System in BC. In his consulting business, Ecopath Planning, Eric focuses on practical approaches for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts, while improving community resiliency and livability. You can find Eric Doherty on Twitter at @Eric_Doherty

To Register Call Langara College at 604.323.5322

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Find out more about Langara College’s Social Ecology courses: www.langara.bc.ca/continuing-studies/programs-and-courses/programs/social-ecology/courses.html

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