Cycling is the simplest, most natural means of transport, after walking. So natural and useful in fact that many cities often forget to take it into account. This brochure is intended to consider and return to the advantages of bicycle traffic and to back up arguments with analyses and facts.
The Nelson Environment Centre (NEC) has created the role of a full-time General Manager to oversee and align its two entities - the Nelson Recycling Centre in Vivian Place and the team working on raising community awareness on waste education, climate change, renewable energy and other sustainability initiatives at the soon to be completed Sustainability Centre. The NEC receives funding to fulfill a range of contracts. These contracts require regular negotiation, management and review.
Reporting to the Governance Committee, you will:
One of the main obstacles to change is that the transportation establishment has organized itself into a well structured, disciplined and cohesive profession, dedicated to delivering on its perceived mandate to provide Americans with a system of high speed and supposedly safe roads. The industry has managed to influence two generations of planners, politicians, developers, people in construction industries, special interest groups, and the public itself about how planning should be done to achieve these goals. There is a language and terminology, funding mechanisms, curriculum at universities, carefully articulated values and policies that have been institutionalized at a scale that has rarely been matched.
The concept for “Streets as Places” originated over 10 years ago when PPS received grants from several foundations to write about an important dilemma that was facing people in many cities - the disappearance of places in communities and the role that cars played in that disappearance. People were experiencing this in different ways but the issues were always the same. Whether they were mothers pushing strollers, parents thinking about whether it was safe for their children to walk or bicycle to school or older people who were feeling isolated because they couldn’t drive, all were experiencing difficulty crossing streets in their neighbourhoods and in their downtowns. All were concerned about issues related to the livability of their communities, including the noise and speed of traffic and their ability to get around their neighbourhoods and downtowns on foot.
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We are all pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues like our over reliance on carbon.