Daily Archives: March 9, 2011

How one New York bike lane could affect the future of cycling worldwide

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan established new bike lanes as part of PlaNYC, NYC’s blueprint for a sustainable city. A lawsuit recently filed against the city of New York over one particular bike lane in Brooklyn could put PlaNYC at jeopardy. As the proclaimed ‘world’s greatest city’, NYC’s management of READ MORE

Distict Council concerned CETA may be trading Canada’s water

Concerns arising over talk to commodify Canadian water during negotiations of the Canada-European Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) have prompted Lillooet City Council and Mayor Dennis Bontron to prepare resolutions for higher governments. The resolutions, which will be sent to the Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) convention, appeal for provincial and federal governments READ MORE

Trade agreement percieved as threat to Canadian water systems

A report from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and Council for Canadians expresses concern over the proposed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) currently being negotiated between Canada and the European Union. The report states that EU negotiators want Canadian municipal water utilities to be included in a chapter on public procurement, which READ MORE