“I am a Deaf visual artist. Being Deaf, I experience life in a profoundly visual way. I believe that seeing is a language in itself, because seeing anything can produce reactions like any language does.” Peter Owusu-Ansah
There is a new art installation by Peter Owusu-Ansah located at the Broadway-City Hall Skytrain Station. The colours vibrate against the grey cement and windows, welcoming passersby to pause for a moment and experience the language of Peter Owusu-Ansah
The Broadway-City Hall station, at the corner of Broadway and Cambie, is one of the busiest in Vancouver, a reminder of how public transportation provide benefits to individuals, communities and the local economy.
Buses, light rail, trains, shuttles, and other forms of public transportation provide an efficient and economical way in which to move thousands of people from one place (point A) to another (point B) during the course of a day. Public transportation is a good news story because it reduces air pollution, traffic congestion, commute time, all the while increasing mobility.
The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity.
Within this Agenda, Goal 11 is to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. Public transit is a key element, as stated in 11.2 “By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons”
Public transit continues to evolve as cities and communities find ways to connect and live sustainably.