disappear the cars
Walk for Peace, Justice and Sustainability
Saturday, June 24
Riot! Flip Hummers! Youth in France burn 1000s of cars! People who are not
yet Zombies gathering at 12 Noon at two starting places: Seaforth Peace
Flame Park (south end of the Burrard Bridge), or Waterfront Skytrain
Station in front of Canada Place. The walk starts at 1:00 p.m. with a rally
and festival 2:00-5:00 p.m. at Sunset Beach on English Bay (Bute at Beach Ave).
The walk features Cindy Sheehan and local and international speakers, plus
music, food, children's activities and a peace and justice information
fair. 'No War' posters and flyers for the Walk and Festival are available
at the People's Coop Bookstore (1391 Commercial Drive), the Maritime Labour
Centre, and the WPF offices at 550 West 6th Ave.
Vintage Bicycle Swap Meet & Show
Sunday, June 25
Many unique vintage bicycles and parts on display and for sale. Learn to be
a bike snob with bikes that get looked at not ridden. Actually, this is one
kind of antique you CAN use. Balloon tire, Muscle/ banana bikes and vintage
BMX. This years features vintage skateboards for the first time.
Time: 9:30am - 3:00pm
Location: Cambrian Hall at 215 East 17th Avenue (near Main Street)
$2 Admission. Vendor space available.
info, Dave 604 779...7170
The Critical Crawl [Sprint]
Sunday, June 25
To all of you out there that want to see the North shore in a new way get
you ass on your bike -- join us to drink beer and ride fast[?] bikes.
The Critical Crawl will be taking place Sunday June 25 from Horseshoe bay
to Deep Cove stopping at all the pubs along the way including the Queens
Cross pub which located at the top of lonsdale. This ride inspired by 'The
Crawl', by Spirit of the west, a song about this exact trip, yet again made
better now that it will be accomplished by cyclists. This is a long ride
and we all looking to have a quick ride, so not for novices. Drink Drink
Drink Run Run Run.
We will meet in East Vancouver at McSpadden park (Victoria Drive at East
4th) gathering around 12 Noon to ride together to Horseshoe Bay.
For those coming from other locations can meet us at the Troller at 2:00pm
to depart at 2:30pm.
contact Timothy Wyatt
Vancouver Transportation Plan Open House and Presentation
Tuesday, June 27
PR from the city about 'sustainability' BS. Speak up! No more damn Cars!
Busses that work! Bike routes that feature bikes before cars! No more
6:00-8:00 pm (Presentation at 7:00 pm)
Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, 350 West Georgia, Alma VanDusen
and Peter Kaye Room
A copy of the Transportation Plan Progress Report can be accessed at
RSVP by email or contact Christopher Darwent,
City of Vancouver Engineering Services,
Strategic Transportation Branch, 604 873.,.7358.
BEST Pancake Breakfast
Wednesday, June 28
Free pancakes, fair-trade coffee, juice, and organic oranges for all who
commute by biking, walking, carpooling or transit. Minor celebrities
flipping your flapjacks. Yell at politicians about crappy bike routes with
pancake on your face!
Time: 7:30am - 9:00am
Location: Granville Plaza, 200 Granville St, Just west of the SeaBus.
best.bc.ca or call 604==669==2860
Disappearing Traffic! The Challenge of Reallocating Public Space
Wednesday, June 28
A free lecture at SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver,
7:00-9:00 pm, where Dr. Jeff Kenworthy will explain why traditional
planning methods are inadequate. He'll show us why we can't always get rid
of congestion -- and why we shouldn't get hung up about it. "Congestion,"
he notes, "is part of the whole issue of redistributing traffic to other
modes rather than trying to cater for expansion of the road system." With
an Australian perspective, Jeff Kenworthy looks at the bigger picture -
making the city more sustainable and livable.
Speakers: Jeffrey Kenworthy, Associate Professor in Sustainable Settlements
at Murdoch University, has spent 26 years in the transport and urban
planning field. He is the co-author of several books including "Cities and
Automobile Dependence: An International Sourcebook" and "Sustainability and
Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence". Other speakers/panelists
include: Gordon Price, Director, The City Program, Simon Fraser University;
Richard Campbell, Manager of Active Transportation, Better Environmentally
Sound Transportation; and Jack Becker, Director, Vancouver Area Cycling
Coalition. Co-sponsored by the Simon Fraser University City Program and
the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition with financial support from Translink
- The Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority.
Admission is free; reservations required. Call 604:::291:::5100
or email cs_hc@:@sfu.ca
Pedal Potluck Picnic
Thursday June 29
At the endpoint we'll enjoy a picnic dinner. Eating will be potluck style, so please bring food and drink to share (preferably vegetarian/vegan). If you don't have time to prepare something before the ride, fear not! We'll either be passing by and/or ending up near a grocery as well.
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