Despite what Oak Bay News reported, Oak Bay Council did not reject mitigation of the proposed sewage treatment plant at McLoughlin Point in Esquimalt, rather they rejected the “community benefits agreement” which would have built things like bike lanes. What they didn’t reject was mitigation, much like what they did at the Currie Road pump station near Windsor Park wherein they hid it as a residential house. Mildly ironic that it is a picture of that very pump station that Oak Bay News used to illustrate their article.
Want to help change the face of transportation in Oak Bay? The municipality is looking for a team to put together an active transportation plan. What should this plan address?
The main goal of the Active Transportation Plan is to enhance choices and opportunities and improve the usage of human-powered forms of travel and recreation within Oak Bay. It should also promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles for all ages and support green initiatives within the community.
What do you need to enter? Three hard copies of proposal marked “Active Transportation Plan Proposal” addressed to Loranne Hilton, Municipal Clerk, District of Oak Bay, 2167 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, B.C. V8R 1G2 on or before Friday, February 18, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. local time.
The full RFP can be download here: Oak Bay Active Transportation Plan RFP (PDF).
(Full disclosure: As a member of the Community Initiatives Committee that will be overseeing this plan, you cannot contact me with any details of any bid. To do so would be a bad thing and illegal.)
Oh indeed. Lawyers aren’t the only ones with incomprehensible tradespeak. Just take a look:
Video courtesy of Civic Blogger, by Robert Voigt.
“…perfectly capable of owning any road, but prefers to share it. After all, we started out making bicycles.” So runs the new ad for the 2011 Kia Sportage, a “compact crossover SUV”, which goes on to say “Sharing. That is how we can all drive change.” Umm, no. This is still a car, a fairly big one at that (by world standards), with all the problems and benefits inherent within. But don’t listen to me, see for yourself:
People for a Paved Planet are looking for a few good votes to let them know exactly who should win the 2010 Pavey Awards. Contenders include Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Ida Chong and Langford Mayor Stew Young. Vote now, vote often.
(h/t to Senora Godfrey. Although they don’t take credit on the site, it appears that the Dogwood Initiative is behind this. Telltale include the file named http://pavedplanet.ca/portal_css/Dogwood%20Campaign%20Sites%20Theme/base-cachekey8318.css, as seen in the source, and the fact that their Vimeo account uploaded the video above.)