I didn’t intend to be car-free.
When I was 18, like many Canadians, I studied the learner’s handbook, practiced driving, and got my license. I’m still shocked it’s that easy to let someone barely out of their teens drive a vehicle made of thousands of pounds of metal. My first car was a 1973 Dodge Dart my grandma gave me. I’d jam punk rock mix-tapes in the radio cassette player, rev my engine, and speed around with all the reckless naivety of youth. Continue reading Living carefree and car-free in the city Delighting in alternative forms of transportation in a car-centric land
In July, Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) launched a program to make city transit more accessible for low-income households.
Funded by the City of Edmonton and the Government of Alberta, the Ride Transit program is a 16-month pilot project that allows eligible Edmontonians to purchase youth and adult monthly transit passes for only $35, a reduction from regular rates of $73 for youth and $94.25 for adults. Continue reading Edmonton Transit rolls out new subsidized pass Ride Transit program to help low-income residents
Farming in Colombia so near the equator sheds a whole new meaning on the cliché, “early to bed, early to rise.” The sun sets around 5:40 and rises 12 hours later, give or take a few minutes. I cannot recall the last time I was asleep by 7:30 p.m., let alone night after night. I’m here working as a volunteer.
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