Re: [carfree_cities] ABC News and TIME Magazine to Report Special Series on Traffic on American Roadways
Good luck with your new job. I hope their proportion of "overseas and Mother Nature" to the rest of the issues concerning habitation, access, mobility, and proximity (HAMP... just kidding) is higher than in the ABC-TIME plan!
I looked up your new work place in Google and found some of the SCA sites from areas around Toronto proper, trying to see what the program is.
Remind me next week of this if you dont know about it: The "smart mobility " people in Perth, Australia. Cant remember the name of their program now but if you dont know them either then.. next week.
The reason I mention them is that they seem to start with a similar cautious approach to THEIR very car addicted people... (i.e. no mention of ... public transport!).... but later they do things like having bus drivers do personal visits (!) to people who have never taken public transit before to say "Hey, I am going to take care of you!!"
One thing: I am not sure how far along your programme is BUT there is nothing about it easily visible on the main Toronto website, nor on the next level down, the pages "Public transport" and especially "Getting Around"!!
Attractive logo, and really good that the initiative is somewhat regional.
Anyway, I hope you are able to gradually "fold" into the programme some of the things we talk about on this list all the time. Actually, why dont you pre-order 10,000 copies of the Canadian version of "Cutting your car use" that Randy is editing (he is supposed to do a " North American version" but I advise against it as you guys and gals have your own way of thinking, to some extent, eh?
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> Od: "Ryan Lanyon" <rlanyon@...>
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> Datum: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 15:47:23 -0500
> Předmět: [carfree_cities] ABC News and TIME Magazine to Report Special Series on Traffic on American Roadways
> Just a forward note to let the group know I've moved on from the City of
> Ottawa and am now working for the Smart Commute Association in Toronto.
> We're a non-profit group that will support a network of transportation
> management associations across the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton,
> all working to reduce the number of single occupant vehicle commuters.
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> Subject: [ITE_TRANS_PLANNING] ABC News and TIME Magazine to Report
> Series on Traffic on American Roadways
> January 27, 2005
> ABC News and TIME Magazine to Report Special Series on Traffic on
> American Roadways
> Being stuck in traffic has become a fact of life from coast to coast.
> From 1980 to 2000 the total population grew 24% but total vehicle miles
> traveled grew 80%. The number of vehicles per 1000 persons rose 14%. Can
> anything be done? Is bad traffic here to stay?
> Beginning Sunday, February 13th, ABC News and TIME Magazine will report
> a special series on traffic on America's roadways. Reports will be
> featured throughout "Good Morning America Weekend," "This Week with
> George Stephanopoulos," "World News Tonight Sunday," "Good Morning
> America," "World News Tonight with Peter Jennings," "Nightline" and
> "World News Now." Additionally, ABC News Now, ABC News Radio and
> ABCNEWS.com will focus on the topic throughout the week and ABC
> affiliates nationwide will participate in this special coverage.
> Peter Jennings will also anchor "World News Tonight" from Houston,
> Denver and Seattle February 14-17. From the road, Mr. Jennings will
> report on some of the unique traffic challenges facing these
> TIME Magazine will focus its report on innovative solutions to the
> traffic crisis. The coverage will include the release of an exclusive
> ABC News/TIME Magazine/Washington Post poll on the American public's
> traffic experiences, concerns, and their views on possible solutions.
> Each ABC News platform will air stories on different facets of the
> problem, including:
> The economic impact of traffic on communities and
> Technology on the horizon that will ease the traffic crunch
> building smart highways and cars
> Lessons we can learn from overseas and mother nature
> How to make the most of your time in the car
> Population growth and the future demands on the nation's
> How did America's roads get so clogged and is it too late
> fix the problem?
> America's love affair with their cars
> - ABC -
> ABC News Contact: Cathie Levine (212) 456-4934
> TIME Magazine Contact: Diana Pearson (212) 522--0833
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