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Bike Cafe: Copenhagen in Vancouver – Sep 8

Originally posted on Price Tags:
The Green Wave: How Can Vancouver Create Copenhagen-Like Bicycle Infrastructure? . Although the City of Vancouver is off to a good start, to really achieve greenest city status, much more bicycle infrastructure is required. How…

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Fun Fact: Port Mann Debt = 40 percent of referendum transport package

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From the Vancouver Sun: The number of drivers taking the tolled Port Mann Bridge steadily declined last year, as the Crown corporation’s debt continues to swell to a projected $3.61 billion this year. Once it…

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Referendum Update: Question and Response

Originally posted on Price Tags:
For the record, here was the recommended ballot by the Mayors.  The changes made by the Province are noted below. . . Metro News – B.C. approves transit referendum question, ballots mailed March 16 The…

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Film and Discussion: “Home” – Jan 20

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. The Rotaract Club of Vancouver is pleased to present the screening of the film “Home” along with a speaker panel on climate change by Gordon Price and Maged Senbel.’Home’ (2009) has won numerous awards…

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The Real Cost of Detached Housing

Originally posted on Price Tags:
Penny Coupland has a question for you excellently informed people: I wonder if there’s anyone on your blog who can comment on the whole (local, BC, global) economics/personal economics of  living downtown without a car versus in the ‘burbs…

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A Comparison of Property Tax Rates – 2

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The second report from the Altus Group on comparisons of property tax rates – this time just among Metro Vancouver municipalities: . 2014 Property Tax Rate Comparison Report  A deeper analysis into local tax rates across…

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Addressing both high housing costs and transit funding with one tax

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Jeff Nagel just added this to the comments section under “The Beautiful Empty Homes of Vancouver.” We (the Black Press newspaper group) in 2011 proposed a homeowner grant for TransLink much like the municipal version. It…

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