Federal government’s new subsidy will have home buyers ‘driving until they qualify’
The Globe and Mail spoke to Lawrence Frank, a professor of transportation and health at UBC, about the federal government’s new subsidy for home buyers. Frank said the program will only […]
Apr 3, 2019
Vancouver’s bike lane greenways led to an uptick in physical activity: study
A new UBC study found a correlation between increased physical activity and living in close proximity to an urban greenway, reports the Daily Hive. The study focused on those who […]
Mar 26, 2019
The closer you live to an urban greenway, the more physically active you are, says UBC study
CBC reported on new research from UBC which found that people living closer to an urban greenway are more active. “We show the effects of the results are really only […]
Mar 25, 2019
Car2Go merges with BMW’s car-sharing service
Global spoke to Lawrence Frank, a UBC professor of urban planning and public health, about car sharing, for an article about a merger between Car2Go and BMW.
Mar 1, 2019
Separated bike lane in the works for Richards Street: City of Vancouver
UBC planning professor Lawrence Frank was quoted in a CTV article about proposed new bike lanes in Vancouver that would connect False Creek to Gastown. “I think it’s a necessary connection. […]
Dec 10, 2018
Vancouver politician calls for cheaper public transit passes ahead of election
Star Vancouver published an article about a local political party, the Coalition of Progressive Electors, who are proposing a discounted public transit pass for working-class people, plus free passes for seniors, […]
Oct 3, 2018
Urban greenways can reduce neighbourhood carbon emissions
A new UBC study has found that greenways significantly reduce carbon emissions, with 300 metres being the optimal distance for maximum environmental benefits.
Jul 5, 2018
UBC experts on B.C. budget update
British Columbia’s New Democrat government is expected to unveil its first budget Monday following last week’s throne speech.
Sep 11, 2017
UBC experts on transit plan
UBC professors are available to comment on the transit announcement expected tomorrow from the Federal and Provincial governments along with Metro Vancouver mayors.
Jun 16, 2016
Walkable neighbourhoods more desirable, produce better health outcomes
People who prefer to walk and who live in neighbourhoods that promote walking report healthier lifestyles and better health outcomes than those who want to walk but who live in more car-friendly neighbourhoods.
Sep 29, 2014