Archive for December, 2011

Jarrett Walker on “Human Transit”

Human Transit – The Book!


Tue, 17 Jan 2012 6:00 PM

Jarrett Walker – just possibly the best blogger on transit and transportation anywhere – is now launching his book of the same name: Human Transit. He’ll be speaking more about the issues and ideas raised at previous presentations in Vancouver.

In Human Transit, Walker supplies the basic tools, the critical questions and the means to make smarter decisions about designing and implementing transit services.  Whether you are in the field or simply a concerned citizen, he provides an accessible guide to achieving successful public transit that will enrich any community.

His book will be available for sale.

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 6 pm

Location: Room 1400, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings Street

Admission: Free, but as seating is limited, reservations are required* Reserve

* Space is limited, so arrive early. We’ll hold your seat until 15 minutes before the event begins.


This lecture is sponsored by SFU Urban Studies and the SFU City Program.


December 20, 2011 at 1:51 pm Leave a comment

Walk 21 Videos – from the Plenary sessions

For those who attended the terrific Walk 21 conference in October (and even for those who didn’t), the videos of the plenary speakers have just been posted – here.

If you’d like to go directly to the presentation, by Gordon Price, SFU City Program Director – it’s here (regrettably without the PowerPoint slides.)   The story line mostly holds up on its own.

What’s next for Walk 21?

Follow our steps to walkability in the region
Visit our new web site at, visit us on Facebook (WalkMetroVan) and follow us on twitter (@WalkMetroVan).
You can also send us an email at

December 14, 2011 at 3:16 pm Leave a comment