There’s an old adage – we can’t build our way (widen hwys/new hwys) out of traffic congestion; it costs too much, exacerbates health impacts, precludes climate action. How do we manage growth and move into a climate friendlier future while avoiding summertime smog, smoke, congestion, heat domes and their associated health impacts? The EU has demonstrated sustainably safer and affordable regional, inter-city transport solutions connecting low density rural communities like ours. This presentation discusses how a regional zero emission, hydrail passenger tram-train solution could connect our rural Valley communities, and address health and transport inequities, among many other benefits, all at a fraction of the cost of building more highways.
Dr. Gord Lovegrove, Associate Professor
School of Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, UBC Okanagan;
Departmental Science Advisor, Transport & Infrastructure Canada, Government of Canada
via Zoom webinar – Please register
Free and open to the public – Everyone is welcome