Posts Tagged ‘April 11’

Highway 1 Day of Action a Soaking Success

April 13, 2009

By all accounts!

Pictures: Day of Action in pictures on Flickr (feel free to upload yours)

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I’ve heard over and over again, from people up and down the Valley and in Vancouver, that this was actually a really fun event, & people want to do it again.

*If you have a banner that needs storing, please contact us by sending an email to railforthevalley@gmail.com.

News coverage so far:

VIDEO: Global TV news item on our Day of Action

VIDEO: CTV news item on our Day of Action

Chilliwack Progress: Light rail demonstration honking success in Chilliwack

Aldergrove Star: Rail transit supporters rally

Surrey Leader: Protesters push for rail not freeways

Abbotsford News; Railing for transit

Chilliwack Times: A honking success

Langley Free Press: Rail For The Valley Protests along Highway #1 Overpasses

April 11 Day of Action UPDATE

April 3, 2009

LIGHT RAIL FANS TO HIT THE HIGHWAY

Banner-making workshops

Abbotsford
Where: gather at UFV – Abbotsford campus, east lobby of building A, by the Roadrunner Cafe (bottom floor). If you get lost, contact Paul Gieselman at 604-703-3650.
When: Tuesday April 7, 7:00 pm

Vancouver workshop/party
Where: 1825 Charles St (@ Salsbury)
When: Thursday April 9, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Bring: Supplies will be provided. If you have your own banner material, that is of course welcome!

Our Day of Action is in the news!

‘Massive’ transit protest planned – article by Robert Freeman in the Chilliwack Progress (click here)

Light rail fans to hit the highway – article by Jeff Nagel in the Surrey Leader (click here)

On April 11, from 11:00am to 1:00pm, we will make history, holding banners for two hours atop Highway 1 overpasses throughout the Lower Mainland, from Chilliwack in the east to Eagleridge Bluffs in West Vancouver, in support of passenger rail and in opposition to our government’s current single-minded Gateway agenda of road-building and 2nd-class transit for the South of Fraser.

*To sign up to take part in this important action, please send an email to railforthevalley@gmail.com*

We need to be very organized to pull this off, so

HAVE A LOOK AT THE MAP

& let me know your overpass preference, as well as a contact telephone number.

*If you don’t have a banner, don’t let that stop you. We can provide you with one.*

Light rail fans to hit the highway – article by Jeff Nagel in the Surrey Leader (click here)

Instead of twinning the Port Mann Bridge, the province intends to tear it down and build an all-new 10-lane span.

Instead of twinning the Port Mann Bridge, the province intends to tear it down and build an all-new 10-lane span.

UBC professor Patrick Condon estimates 200 kilometres of light rail can be built for the cost of rebuilding the Port Mann Bridge and widening Highway 1.

UBC professor Patrick Condon estimates 200 kilometres of light rail can be built for the cost of rebuilding the Port Mann Bridge and widening Highway 1.