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Hello everyone!

My name is Laura Beattie and I am happy to say that I will be contributing to Price Tags from now on.

I currently work as the Project Manager at Mobi by Shaw Go, Vancouver’s public bike share system, where I have been helping to get more people riding bikes since our program launch in 2016. I am also on the Board of Directors for Modo, the carshare co-op, to further help people live their best multimodal life.

I moved to Vancouver four years ago and have fallen in love with this city. The mountains and ocean brought me out here, while the extensive menu of transportation options, access to outdoor activities, and a new community of friends have kept me here. I can confidently say that moving here was one of the best decisions I’ve made. My other home is Hamilton, Ontario which I also love, but more for family connections and beautiful fall leaves.

I love to nerd out on sustainable transportation (as you can probably already tell) but am also very interested in green business practices, urban planning, equity, and how one’s sense of community can be grown and nurtured through public spaces and city design.

In my spare time you can find me rock climbing, propagating house plants, or admiring the PNW moss. I look forward to sharing thoughts and information with you as well as invoking some good discussion. If you have any particular story ideas, add a comment here to let me know. Cheers!

Comments

  1. A lot of us are from back East and didn’t suspect we’d become so enamored with the place, either, Laura. But here we still are. So welcome, and we look forward to your perspective.

  2. I, too, am from “back east” … the Prairies. I fell in love with Vancouver when my mother took my brother and I to Vancouver from Calgary on the CPR, replete with Sterling silver settings in the dining car. That was 1961 and I was nine. I’ve been here for over 40 years now and will never leave.

    Welcome!

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