Everyone deserves to live in an affordable, equitable, and financially secure city. Decades of auto-oriented, sprawling development have left their mark on Nanaimo, leading to expensive housing, unproductive urban spaces, and unsafe streets. Together, we can advocate for a city built around people, not automobiles.

Nanaimo Residents Keep Dying On Our Roads

Nanaimo Residents Keep Dying On Our Roads

Four Nanaimo residents have already died from vehicular collisions, and it’s only May. Many factors determine if a person hit by a vehicle survives, but building safe streets is by far the most important thing we can do to make our streets safe.

People-Oriented Places Are Better For The Planet (And Our Wallet)

People-Oriented Places Are Better For The Planet (And Our Wallet)

Sprawling out often means consuming land, misusing resources, and forcing residents into private cars. Building denser cities with people in mind can contribute to a reduction in greenhouse emissions while also improving the lives of residents.

Why Plant Street Trees?

Why Plant Street Trees?

Planting street trees goes beyond enhancing the streetscape's beauty; it offers various advantages. Besides creating an aesthetically pleasing environment, street trees contribute to safety by guiding traffic and creating a physical barrier between pedestrians and vehicles. They foster community well-being, encouraging outdoor activities, reducing driving, and increasing neighborhood pride. Additionally, urban street trees help lower energy costs by providing shade, potentially saving households up to 35%.

Strong Towns Nanaimo Supports the Te'Tuxwtun Project

Strong Towns Nanaimo Supports the Te'Tuxwtun Project

Our group sees the development partnership of Te’tuxwtun as an opportunity to add to the increasing vitality and diversity of the Harewood Neighbourhood.

One Step Forward, Two Giant Steps Back

One Step Forward, Two Giant Steps Back

Despite Nanaimo's own design and safety guidelines advocating for minimizing conflicts between drivers and vulnerable road users, the outcome of the Fifth Street project falls short of creating a truly complete street. The hope remains that future projects, such as the Bruce and Fifth Complete Streets initiatives, will address these concerns and provide safer, more accessible infrastructure for all residents.

Transit is Good, Actually

Transit is Good, Actually

The proposed transit exchange in Nanaimo is essential for promoting equity, economic prosperity, and environmental sustainability. Investing in the exchange enhances Nanaimo's livability and productivity. Opposition may not represent the thousands who rely on buses daily. Supporting this initiative aligns with a vision for a more inclusive and accessible city.