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Film Screening & Discussion: "Moving Beyond the Automobile"

Feb 20 2012 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Join us at Metro Cinema for a film and discussion exploring the solutions to the problem of automobile dependency. Let’s move Edmonton beyond the automobile!

The film, Moving Beyond The Automobile, is a visual handbook of concrete ways that citizens, policy makers and organizations can value pedestrian plazas over parking lots, active transportation over inactivity, and train tracks over highways for a more livable community. Read more »


Metro Cinema at the Garneau
8712 109 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 1, 2012 by AEN

Parked - Car Free Day

Sep 24 2011 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm


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106 Street & 82 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 21, 2011 by AEN

Commuter Challenge

Jun 5 2011 (All day) - Jun 11 2011 (All day)

Commuter Challenge…

  • Is a week-long event during Canadian Environment Week (June 5 – 11, 2011)
  • Is a friendly competition between Canadian cities and workplaces
  • Encourages Canadians to leave their cars at home
  • Rewards walking, cycling, carpooling/ride-sharing, taking transit and telecommuting
  • Celebrates active and sustainable transportation
  • Is nationally hosted by Sustainable Alberta Association
  • Is locally hosted by City Coordinators who support workplaces

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Posted May 31, 2011 by AEN

Pembina reacts to the 2011 federal election outcome

3 May 2011

Ed Whittingham, executive director of the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the results of the 2011 federal election:

"The Pembina Institute congratulates Conservative Leader Stephen Harper for winning his first majority government and Jack Layton in his new role as Leader of the Official Opposition. As a national non-partisan think tank, the Pembina Institute works with all governments and political parties to help move Canada toward a clean energy future that delivers economic prosperity, environmental protection and climate security.

"Mr. Harper's actions on climate change and clean energy to date have been inadequate relative to the need and the opportunity. To become a leader in the fast-growing clean energy economy, Canada must implement much stronger policies than the Conservative government has introduced so far or proposed in its campaign platform.

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Posted May 3, 2011 by AEN

Leading the Way - Youth Summit on Sustainable Transportation

May 6 2011 (All day) - May 8 2011 (All day)

Calling youth leaders!

Youth aged 18 - 28 years from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and Territories interested in transit and sustainable transportation are invited to apply to be delegates at this unique summit event. 

Delegates will come to learn, share ideas, discuss issues and opportunities 
and explore career paths with peers and industry professionals.

Click here for more about the Leading the Way Youth Summit Read more »


Lister Student Residence and Conference Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 13, 2011 by AEN

Election Candidates Polled on Transit Issues

9 Oct 2010

EDMONTON - During recent civic elections, the investment in and improvement of public transit in Edmonton has featured prominently among the issues that voters feel are important.

As we have done in previous elections, Citizens for Better Transit, a local non-profit transit advocacy organization, has again polled candidates running for Edmonton City Council on October 18th regarding their views on current public transit issues in our city. Read more »

Posted October 15, 2010 by AEN

Seminar: Motoring Ahead – Why Your Next Car Will Be Electric!

Oct 13 2010 - 7:00pm

Speaker: John Stonier, Director - Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association

Free presentation and discussion. No registration required. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm

Electric transportation is here! The electric car is the next great change in the development of the automobile. The consumer benefits are numerous. Read more »


CN Theatre Rm 5-142, 105 Street Building
Grant MacEwan University - City Centre Campus (105 Street & 104 Avenue)
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 12, 2010 by AEN

2010 Better Transit Award honors Llew Lawrence

23 Apr 2010

In 2005, Citizens for Better Transit launched an annual award program to recognize citizens who have made significant contributions to the improvement of public transit. Named after former city councillor and transit advocate Professor Gerry Wright, the 2009 award is sponsored by the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 569.

The 2010 Gerry Wright Better Transit Award recognizes the contributions of Mr. Llewellyn (Llew) A. Lawrence, former Director of Marketing and Director of Operations of the Edmonton Transit System. Read more »

Posted April 23, 2010 by Anonymous

Call for Nominations for 2010 Better Transit Award

31 Mar 2010 (All day)

Do you know an individual who has made significant contributions to the improvement or advancement of public transit in the Edmonton area?  If so, would you like to see this individual's contributions recognized with the annual Gerry Wright Better Transit Award? 

Five years ago, Citizens for Better Transit introduced a public award program to recognize outstanding contributions to public transit.  Since its inception, the Gerry Wright Better Transit Award has recognized worthy citizens at the annual ETS Community Fair each April. 

Sponsored by the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 569 as well as other organizations and businesses, this award program is important to demonstrate to present and future generations the high value placed on individual contributions toward the improvement of our city and its quality of life.  It also serves to encourage citizens to continue to step forward and promote further improvement of our transit system. 

Nominations are being accepted for the 2010 Award until March 31st (note extended deadline).  The Award will be presented to the chosen recipient on Saturday, April 24th at the ETS Community Fair and Opening of the Century Park LRT extension.

Nomination forms are available at; nominations are accepted either by regular mail or electronically (email) to info [at] bettertransit [dot] ab [dot] ca

Posted March 12, 2010 by Anonymous

Commuter Challenge 2009

May 31 2009 - 8:00am - Jun 6 2009 - 5:00pm

Commuter Challenge is a national program that encourages Canadians to walk, cycle, take transit, carpool (ride share) or tele-work instead of driving alone to work. The Challenge supports workplaces as they encourage their employees to leave their cars at home for their personal health, the health of their communities and the health of the environment. Individual Canadians can participate too.

The program is based on a friendly competition between workplaces and communities across Canada to see which has the highest percentage participation rates during the week. Read more »


Posted May 29, 2009 by Anonymous

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