Burnaby Environment Week is a week long program of environmentally-themed community activities held in early June hosted by the City of Burnaby and community partners. This year’s events were held June 2 to 10, 2018 and included a Still Creek Watershed Bicycle Tour and a Mandarin Language Nature Tour of Burnaby Lake Regional Park. Continue reading
Cycling has become more popular these days, especially with growing concern about climate change and the negative effects of having so many cars on the road. Metro Vancouver manages air quality in the region and one viable strategy for cleaner air is the development of infrastructure that makes cycling a viable choice for as many people as possible. At a local cycling conference, attendees learned how designing for timid cyclists brings benefits to commuter riders as well. The city of Burnaby has become a leader in this regard, and is the first city in Metro Vancouver to develop a standard that developers must adhere to when putting up buildings in Burnaby’s town centres. But rather than a burden, it’s being seen as great way to attract buyers.
See how planning for compact neighbourhoods in Coquitlam’s Burke Mountain area brings opportunities to support the local economy. Discover the multi-generational appeal of Port Moody’s Fingerling Festival. Learn why sidewalks can play a role in better health in Port Coquitlam and find out why the City of Burnaby’s Environment Festival delivers an educational message about the impact of human activity in our natural spaces.
Listening to its citizens and encouraging new ideas is an important part of Burnaby’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy. See how the city plans to incorporate the results of public dialogue into a comprehensive vision of Burnaby’s future.