Date(s) - January 28, 2015
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Host: BC Heathy Living Alliance
How Do We Get to YES? The Congestion Improvement Tax, Referendum and Better Health in Metro Vancouver
On Wednesday, January 28th from 9:00-10:30 am PST, BC Heathy Living Alliance will host a webinar to discuss the health implications of the proposed transportation improvements and what’s at stake in the spring plebiscite.
Transportation systems and planning have an enormous impact on air quality, citizens’ travel choices, safety, social connectivity and health.
The proposed transportation investments will see significant improvements in transit capacity and frequency across the region as well as added bike routes, road improvements and a new bridge to replace the Pattullo.
But between here and there – is a referendum in which the public will be swayed against the congestion improvement tax despite its health benefits.
Please join the BC Healthy Living Alliance and our special guests to hear all the reasons why we should be working towards a YES vote.
- Dr. Patricia Daly is the Chief Medical Health Officer and the Vice President, Public Health for Vancouver Coastal Health. She is also a Clinical Professor in the School of Population and Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. As Chief Medical Health Officer, her primary mandate is to improve the health of the population served by Vancouver Coastal Health through population health approaches and public health initiatives.
- Peter Ladner is a board member of the Better Transit and Transportation Coalition, campaigning for a yes vote in the spring 2015 Metro Vancouver plebiscite asking for a 0.5% sales tax increase. Ladner is a former Vancouver City Councillor, Metro Vancouver Vice Chair and TransLink board member. He is a co-founder of Business in Vancouver Media Group, where he writes a weekly column. Peter Ladner is on the board of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is a driver, car share user, transit user, commuter cyclist and pedestrian.
- Chris Quigley is a transportation planner with nearly ten years of international experience in urban and transportation planning and development. He has a background in urban planning consulting and has provided expert advice on a range of large-scale development projects in the UK, Russia, France, and the Netherlands. In his position at TransLink he provides transportation policy support to senior decision makers and elected officials. Chris has specific responsibilities for the development of transportation demand management (TDM) policy, including the application of road pricing in Metro Vancouver.