Vancouver Olympics - Lessons For Transport Planners
Every once in a while sustainable transport and sustainable city planners get a break. Some of these are immediately recognizable as such, for example when your city has decided to host some important international event such as the Olympic Games, a World Expo, or some kind of international athletic, cultural or political event, all of which occasions which may provide the funding and vision of the city which is simply not there in the ordinary hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. But these "opportunities" may also take a far less rosy form, such as a crippling transit strike or even natural disaster which may temporarily or permanently wipe out some part of the city's normal transportation arrangements. In this article, our friend and colleague Todd Litman reports from Canada on one of the more happy occasions for transition and innovation. But at the end of the day there is always the question, "what is the legacy of all this?"
Way-To-Go Vancouver Olympics - Lessons For Transport Planners
- Todd Litman, Executive director, Victoria Transport Policy Institute, Victoria BC
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