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Saanich Peninsula Green Drinks

 

Join us Tuesday March 28th  5:30-7:30 pm

The Waddling Dog Inn – Pub 2476 Mt. Newton X Road, Saanichton

Better Transit for the Saanich Peninsula:  Lessons from rural Switzerland and beyond

Transportation is the second-largest contributor to climate pollution in Canada, and between 1990 and 2014 climate pollution from transportation increased 32%. Better transit is part of the solution, both to the climate crisis and for improving livability. But public transit is often portrayed as something that can only work well within big high density cities. Find out how Switzerland brings quality public transit to small towns and rural areas, and how these practices could be applied on the Saanich Peninsula.

Eric Doherty is a transportation planner and founding member of the Better Transit Alliance of Greater Victoria. He co-authored the 2011 Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives report Transportation Transformation: Building Complete Communities and a Zero-Emission Transportation System in BC.