The city is the classroom
One of Modo’s newest Community Partners, CityStudio Vancouver is an energetic hub of learning and leadership where students from local universities collaborate to design and implement projects for Vancouver’s Greenest City 2020 Action Plan.
To celebrate the final projects of this year’s cohort of students, CityStudio is inviting the broader community to a two-day celebration of civic engagement fun, April 5-6. Engagement Expo includes opportunities to eat and mingle with influential Vancouverites at a vegetarian long table dinner, workshops, tours, and more.
With events happening along the seawall from False Creek to the Cambie Street Bridge, Engagement Expo and CityStudio cordially invite Modo members to take part in seeing how the city is the classroom.
Several of the student projects tackle urban mobility challenges, including:
- Bikelab introduces the first publicly accessible bike repair stations to the streets of Vancouver. With two bike repair kiosks with tools, air pumps, and a specific bike-mounting design for ease of use, cyclists will be able to repair simple mechanical problems. Bike tour on Saturday, April 6, 12-1pm, at Science World.
- iGo helps lost cyclists by bridging the gap with signage and street paint between the Seaside bike route and the Hornby bike lane. In one hour, 571 cyclists pass through the intersection of Hornby Street and the Seaside Bicycle Route. iGo assists everyone, from families to tourists, to navigate between the existing cycling infrastructure. Workshop on Saturday, April 6, 2-3pm, at Hornby Street and Beach Avenue.
- Walking Local is a Grandview-Woodland sign pilot project highlighting community landmarks found in a 10-minute neighbourhood. A collaboration between community members, students and city staff, the project encourages and fosters pedestrian traffic as a sustainable mode of transportation and as a way to connect and explore the community. Community Culture Crawl on Saturday, April 6 3-4pm. Location to be announced.
Find more details at the CityStudio website.