Transportation Issues Committee
The Transportation Issues Committee (TIC) works to improve sustainable transportation options in Nova Scotia by:
- Decreasing the number of single occupancy vehicle trips and related greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution
- Promoting increased investment in, and improved design of, sustainable transportation infrastructure
- Advocating for incorporation of sustainable transportation principles by decision-makers
- Encouraging active living through physically active transportation
- Maintaining a strong media and public profile for sustainable transportation issues
The Transportation Issues Committee has many successes to its name:
- Building support for the development of the Metro Transit U-Pass for students at three of Nova Scotia’s universities; The Saint Mary’s program resulted in 50,000 additional student rides per month
- Getting 30,000 students walking and wheeling to school across Nova Scotia during International Walk to School Week
- Organizing the largest Car Free Day event in Halifax including renowned international street reclaimer David Engwicht, proclamation by Mayor Peter Kelly and publication of Car Free Times newspaper
- Creating Bike Again!, which provides programs on bike repairs, bike loans, maintenance courses, bike trailers workshops which are open to the public.
The Ecology Action Centre's Transportation Issues Committee, its projects, staff and volunteers fully support safe cycling, pedestrian and other active transportation practices as outlined in the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act.
For Bike Again inquiries, please call our main line at 429-2202.
Fax: (902) 405-3716
The Transportation Issues Committee meets on the first Monday of every month at 5:30pm (except when that date falls on a holiday when the meeting is moved to the next Monday).
We welcome new members. Get involved today!