Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Pretty Charts for Canada Day

The Sightline Institute always has great graphs and charts about land-use, sprawl, etc. And what better way to say Happy Canada Day than to look at some pretty charts and a video.

The first chart is from their Report on Smart-Growth in the Lower Mainland. It shows the percentage of people living in compact neighborhoods. Compact neighborhoods are defined as 20 or more people per acre. Of course this doesn’t take into account mixed-use. There would be no point in living in a compact neighborhood if you couldn’t walk anywhere.

The next is a map of growth in Metro Vancouver of the last 15 years.

Finally this video tries to make the point that we need more transportation options. While this video is about Seattle, it is true of the South Fraser as well. We need transportation options.

Happy Canada Day!

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