Selected Transport 2000 Canada Documents
that Make the Connection Between
Geography and Transportation
18 October 2009
Analysis of Responses to "Questions, Questions, and More Questions About
Ottawa's LRT Plan, 2009 Edition" Barry Wellar. September 2009.
Questions, Questions, and More Questions About Ottawa's LRT Plan, 2009
Edition". Barry Wellar. June 2009.
"Enriching Sustainable Transport Decisions: Inputs from Operations Research
and the Management Sciences". Barry Wellar, Professor Emeritus,
Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Ottawa, and
Distinguished Research Fellow, Transport 2000 Canada, and William Garrison,
Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
University of California at Berkeley. Invited paper for the session on
"Sustainable Transport Planning and Assessment", 2009 Joint Conference of
the Canadian Operations Research Society and the Institute for Operations
Research and the Management Sciences, Toronto, June, 2009.
Municipal Government Participation in the Transport Canada Project on
Methodologies for Making Decisions about Sustainable Transport
Practices. Barry Wellar. January 2009.
to the Chase in Designing New Measures of Transportation System
Performance. Barry Wellar. .September 2008.
Methodologies for Identifying and Ranking Sustainable Transport Practices
in Urban Regions. Barry Wellar. August 2008.
7. Designing New Planning Measures of Transportation System Performance at the
2008 Joint Congress, American Collegiate Schools of Planning and Association
of European Schools of Planning in Chicago, July 6-11.. Dr. Barry Wellar is
the organizer and moderator for a Roundtable. We are pleased to post
Roundtable description, terms of reference, names of presenters, and summaries
"Taking steps towards the end of the automobile era". is a column written
by Barry Wellar that was published on December 9, 1975 by the Ottawa Citizen.
Current concerns about the state of the auto industry, diminishing fossil fuel
supplies, the need to get heavily into the transit mode, impacts of
urbanization processes, etc., were discussed in the article written almost 34
years ago by the Distinguished Research Fellow at Transport 2000. The column
was re-published as part of a Lecture program of the Association of American
Geographers in Boston in April, and we are pleased to post Dr. Wellar's
article for viewing by visitors to this website.
9. Transport 2000 actively participated in Geography Awareness Week 2007,
which is hosted by the Canadian Association of Geographers, and is directed by
Dr. Barry Wellar, who is also the Distinguished Research Fellow at Transport
2000. Dr. Wellar's report, A Canadian Experiment in Geographic Matters - Theme
Days and Geography Awareness Week 2007, was published in the Winter/Spring
issue of ArcNews and can be viewed at:
Design of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and High Efficiency Vehicle (HEV)
Standards to Achieve Sustainable Transportation Best Practices.
Barry Wellar. May 2008.
Best Practices for Walkability Barry Wellar. April 2008. Workshop
presentation, Pedestrian Charter Steering Committee, Region of Waterloo.
How Citizens Can Make a Difference in Defining and Achieving Walkability
Barry Wellar. April 2008. Workshop presentation, Pedestrian Charter
Steering Committee, Region of Waterloo.
"Five steps to get Ottawa out of its transportation mess" (as published in
the Ottawa News EMC). Barry Wellar. January 2008.
"An Advisory to Council About Solving Ottawa's Transportation Mess".
Barry Wellar. January 2008.
Sustainable Transport by Design or by Default? Either Way, the Wasteful
Ride Is Over. Barry Wellar. November 2007.Text of the plenary presentation
given by Dr. Barry Wellar at the 2007 National TravelWise Association
Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland..
"Sustainable Transport: Is there Anybody Here Who Can Win This Game?"
Barry Wellar. November 2007. Background paper for the plenary presentation, at
the 2007 National TravelWise Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
17. Sustainable Transport Best
Practices and Geography: Making Connections. May 2007. Dr Barry Wellar's
Fleming Lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American
Geographers in San Francisco, as presented 18th April 2007. Dr.Wellar is
the Distinguished Research Fellow of Transport 2000 Canada
Geographic Factors as a Core Element of Sustainable Transport Best Practices
in Metropolitan Regions in Canada. Barry Wellar. Slides of PowerPoint
presentation, Fleming Lecture, AAG Annual Meeting, April 2007, San Francisco.
Adapting Walking Security Index Concepts and Procedures to Serve and Promote
the Mobility of Children. Barry Wellar. Slides of PowerPoint
presentation, AAG Annual Meeting, April 2007, San Francisco.
Sustainable Transport Practices in Canada: Exhortation Overwhelms
Demonstration. Barry Wellar. A 2006 White Paper on Canada's progress in
achieving sustainable transport practices, and an introduction to the elements
of an action-oriented research agenda in sustainable transport for Transport
Sustainable Transport Practices Key to the Harper Climate Change Agenda.
Barry Wellar. 2006 Article in Peace and Environment News.
Local Governments' Record of Assessing the Impacts of the High Tech Industry
on Ottawa's Land Use-Transportation Relationship: 1970s-2005.
Barry Wellar and Nick Novakowski. 2007 book chapter.
Sustainable Transport: Does Anybody Here Know How to Win This Game?
Barry Wellar. Slides of PowerPoint presentation to the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa,
24. Moving Ottawa
The Mayor of Ottawa's Task Force on Transportation, June 2007.
25. Sustainable Transport:
Is There Anybody Here Who Can Win This Game? (PDF, 5MB)
Barry Wellar, National Travelwise Association Conference, Belfast,
26. A U-Turn
for Ontario's Passenger Transportation Policy.
Position Paper of Transport 2000 Ontario, March, 1999. Transport 2000 Ontario
urges all three political parties to recognize that Ontario's growing
population needs a new transportation policy. The way to move masses of people
is with a modern transportation system that balances the needs of public and
private travel. Litwin, Natalie
27. Spine and
Brain Injuries from Vehicle Crashes: The Human and Economic Cost.
by Natalie Litwin with Tony Turrittin Series on Ontario's Roads: Social,
Economic, and Environmental Costs. January, 2004. The report focuses on
one very significant cost of an automobile dependent society, the health
costs to society and individuals of car crashes, a cost generally ignored.
Preservation and Development of the CNR Kinghorn Line (Thunder Bay - Longlac)
Feasibility Study Prepared For The Municipality Of Greenstone
2005 Jager, Mike and Gow, Harry W (2005). Potential Effects of the line
The Consultants have examined the nature of the services that were provided
along the line as well as the economy of the surrounding area. It is clear
that the cessation of services will have a very negative impact on the region.
Specifically, the Consultants have identified the following impacts:
1. Lower Commodities Prices Received by local and regional Industries
2. Higher Transportation Costs and Lower Profits for Rail Shippers
3. Loss of Market Options for Shippers
4. Lost Economic Development Opportunities for Regional Communities
5. Loss of Local Tax Base Needed for Basic Government Services
6. Potential Increases in Highway Accidents Due to Increased Truck Traffic
7. Increased Road Damage Costs on Municipal Roads and Provincial Highways
Remarks at the 30th Anniversary Meeting of the Board of Directors
Transport 2000 Canada by Michael Jackson, Regina, Saskatchewan
21 October 2006. Transport 2000 can and must forge ahead in its quest
for rational, sustainable, environmentally-friendly public transport
policies for all Canadians. (MS Word format)
30. Short Line Rail
Symposium University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.
12th May 2007. Panelists Presentations. Text report of various speakers
about the use of "short lines" in regard to their economic, social and
health benefits. (MS Word format)
31. Rail in other Jurisdictions.
Power point presentation on International Rail use such as intermodal
share, the economics of rail and its social and economic costs and
benefits. Harry Gow. 2007 (MS Power Point format)
32. Les Tramways Modernes De L'alberta".
par Harry Gow, président – fondateur de Transport 2000
Québec et Transport 2000 Canada. (French, MS Word format)
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Transportation Day is one of the theme days featured as part of Geography
Awareness Week by the Canadian Association of Geographers.
In 2007, which was the launch year Transportation Day, the Transport 2000
website was selected as one of Canada’s ten outstanding sources of materials
--maps, reports, news items, videos, etc., -- that describe the connection
between geography and the modes of transport used to move people and
Over the past two years, Transport 2000 has continued to add materials,
including White Papers, research reports, conference presentations, and expert
commentaries that elaborate the many important connections between geography
Transport 2000 is a strong and active supporter of Transportation Day,
Geography Awareness Week. We invite visitors to also visit the other 29
websites that have been recognized in 2007, 2008, and 2009 for their
contributions to increasing Canadians’ awareness of the many important aspects
of the geography-transportation connection.
To visit these other sites, simply follow the link to the Canadian Association
of Geographers website, and then click on Transportation Day 2007, 2008 or
Transport 2000 is also pleased that Geography Awareness Week is directed by
Dr. Barry Wellar, the Distinguished Research Fellow at Transport 2000. Dr.
Wellar's report, A Canadian Experiment in Geographic Matters - Theme Days and
Geography Awareness Week 2007, was published in the Winter/Spring issue of
ArcNews and can be viewed at: