Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Stepping Out in the Walkable City: A New and Improved Cover

Yesterday morning I found this in my in-box: a revised cover for The Walkable City: From Haussmann's Boulevards to Jane Jacobs' Streets and Beyond. If you follow this link to the Véhicule Press website you'll see the old one, but this is much punchier. Amazing what a little tweaking can do!

The book will be launched here in Montreal September 23, in Ottawa, September 24, and in Toronto, September 25--but more about that later. What is really interesting is a number of new figures on increases in the use of public transportation in Canada. Le Devoir reports this morning that a Strategic Studies report shows that more than 80 per cent of Canadians are thinking of switching to public transportation, while figures released last week by the Société de transports de Montréal (STM) say that ridership increased by 4 per cent between January and June this year.

Making our cities more walkable and increasing public transport is going to be absolutely essential in the future.

1 comment:

richard said...

ooh, this sounds terrific.
any chance someone can put me on the list of those who will find out about the time and place of the launch? much obliged.