On this third episode of The Trip Diary, Steve Tornes speaks with Councillor Tony Valente and Dr. Meghan Winters talks about cycling, advocacy, and street allocations. Tony describes his advocacy work before being elected to council, and what steps transportation advocates can take in other cities, as well as the development of Esplanade Street as a complete street. Meghan talked about her different research looking at cycling and street reallocations across different North American cities, and making the data available for city planners and members of the public.
Tony Valente is a first term City Councillor. Tony has an MBA from UBC and for the last twelve years he has worked as a project manager delivering complex infrastructure projects in the public sector. Tony is currently working as a Risk Director with a Crown corporation.Tony envisions a vibrant, diverse City of North Vancouver where transportation and housing options abound, and our public spaces are the envy of Metro Vancouver. All of this is supported by a strong local economy where small business thrives.Dr. Meghan Winters is an epidemiologist interested in the link between health, transportation, and city design. She received her PhD in 2011 from the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility at Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, studying on older adults' mobility and the built environment. Dr. Winters joined the Faculty of Health Sciences as an Assistant Professor in July 2011. Resources: Councillor Tony Valente: https://www.tonyvalente.ca/about-tony/Dr. Meghan Winters: https://www.sfu.ca/fhs/about/people/profiles/meghan-winters.htmlHUB Cycling: https://bikehub.ca/Esplanade Complete Street: https://letstalk.cnv.org/esplanade-complete-streetCHATR Lab: https://chatrlab.ca/Bike Maps: https://bikemaps.org/Impacts of Bicycle Infrastructure in Mid-Sized Cities (IBIMS): protocol for a natural experiment study in three Canadian cities: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29358440/COVID-19 street reallocation in midsize Canadian cities: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33650060/Not quite a block party: COVID-19 street reallocation programs in Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352827321000446WalkRollMap: https://chatrlab.ca/projects/walk-roll-map/
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