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Are pedestrian issues too pedestrian for Vancouver's bicycle-automobile wars?

Over 80 per cent of pedestrian accidents are caused by cars turning when the pedestrian has the right of way, according to a City of Vancouver report.

How to make walking to school with your kid fun

Many adults love walking.  But how to make it fun for a kid?  I've been exploring how to do this by going on foot to school with my youngest son. We cover fifty blocks a day together each...

Car free

A few weeks ago, I gave up my car. This has been a mostly liberating, occasionally euphoric, and sometimes daunting lifestyle shift. The car had become like a second skin in the three years I'd...

My life as a passenger and pedestrian

An accidental car-free life.