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Ben Wedge

in Halifax

Open Data and Transit

PRESENTED ON FEB 02, 2017
IN HALIFAX @ VOL 23

Ben Wedge is a reluctant runner and a passionate advocate for safe and sustainable transportation choices in Halifax. When he’s not lost in the woods or far out of town running, Ben works with the Halifax Cycling Coalition and It’s More Than Buses to make sustainable transportation an attractive option for Haligonians. In his free time he works as a professional engineer.

 

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Transportation Equity in Bangkok

BY JOSHUA MONTHEI
@ VOL 5 ON JUL 09, 2012

Joshua Monethi surveys the issue of public transportation in Bangkok; the economic and social implications that the current system creates for city-dwellers, and the potential for equitable change.

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Open Gov in Chicago: Changing Government from the Outside In

BY DEREK EDER
@ MAY TABLE TALKS ON MAY 23, 2013

Derek Eder has been building websites in Chicago since 2005. He is the owner of DataMade, LLC, an open government and open data web consulting company, co-founder of Open City, a collective that makes civic apps with open data, and organizer for OpenGov Chicago, a monthly Meetup group that promotes open data and open government in Chicago and Cook County.

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Transit Design

BY JEFF DOBLE
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 13, 2013

Jeff Doble is an architecht and designer, and has always loved urban design and planning. Here he tells us about two of his projects, in both Vancouver and Riyadh, and the factors that go into planning and designing each station in order to encourage more people to use public transit. 

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Better Wayfinding for Transit in Metro Vancouver

BY JEFF DEBY
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 29, 2013

Jeff Deby, leader of the Translink wayfinding unit, explains how the Vancouver transit system accurately communicates information to passengers through 11 simple principles. He highlights the importance of predictability and consistency in maps, routes, and directions for people who wish to travel most efficiently. 

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At the Crossroads of Art and Science: Transport in 30 Years

BY VICTOR WEI
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 29, 2013

As Director of Transportation in Richmond, Victor Wei spends his professional life pondering the future of all movement within the city. He discusses the symbiotic relationship of art and engineering, and expounds upon his projections for Richmond's bright future.

 

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Transit Goals

BY RYAN TURBEVILLE
@ VOL 21 ON AUG 11, 2016

Take a look at creative ideas to inspire solving Nashville's transit issues.

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Schmidt's Ville in Transit

BY WILLIAM BRECKENRIDGE
@ VOL 23 ON FEB 02, 2017

William Breckenridge is a noted community advocate. He serves on the Heritage Advisory Committee for HRM, and is also Vice-Chair for the Schmidtville Stakeholders Committee. William has a strong belief in learning from the past in order to build the future. Born and raised in Schmidtville, he is well educated on all matters concerning the neighourhood.

William has a BA in classics from St. Mary's University, with minorconcentrations in history and geography. He also obtained a Business Administration Diploma in Investment Management from NSCC. Tonight he hopes you will enjoy a slide presentation of Halifax's transit heritage and urban development titled: "Schmidtville in Transit".

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Halifax Examiner

BY ERICA BUTLER
@ VOL 23 ON FEB 02, 2017

Erica Butler has been writing about urban issues in Halifax since 2000, most recently focussing on transportation thanks to a weekly column in the Halifax Examiner, a reader-supported local news site.

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Halifax Transit

BY ROSS GRANT
@ VOL 23 ON FEB 02, 2017

Ross Grant is a community planner who fell in love with public transit. Sadly, the relationship turned sour when he realized that his local transit network was letting him down. He believes that transit networks have enormous potential to do more than just move people- they can support our arts, culture and activities.