B.C. split on safety of self-driving cars – gradual introduction needed to build comfort among all road users
New UBC research suggests British Columbians are not quite ready to embrace self-driving cars wholeheartedly – and will need a period of gradual transition before adoption.
Aug 30, 2023
Former B.C. premier pushes ‘bold’ heavy rapid transit plan
Alex Bigazzi, a professor of civil engineering and community and regional planning at UBC, commented to CBC about plans to build a rapid transit extension to the university.
Apr 11, 2019
Shopping online this Black Friday? Your habits could be good for the planet — or part of the problem
Star Vancouver mentioned Alex Bigazzi, a professor at UBC’s school of community and regional planning, in an article about the environmental costs of shopping online. Bigazzi said that the environmental benefits […]
Nov 27, 2018
Road pricing most effective in reducing vehicle emissions
Motor vehicles are a major source of air pollution in urban areas, and for decades municipal and regional governments have used various traffic management strategies in an effort to reduce vehicle emissions, alongside advancements like cleaner fuel and greener cars.
Oct 5, 2017
Sharing extra spots could ease West End parking woes
Renting out unused residential parking could be the answer to chronic parking shortages in Vancouver’s West End, according to a new University of British Columbia study.
Mar 2, 2017
UBC study finds optimal walking and cycling speeds to reduce air pollution inhalation
Cyclists should be riding at speeds between 12 and 20 kilometres per hour, while pedestrians should be moving at two to six kilometres per hour to minimize their inhalation of air pollution while still getting the health benefits of exercise, according to new UBC research.
Oct 27, 2016