Michelle Eliot

Michelle Eliot is a journalist with CBC Radio in Vancouver. She is the studio director of The Early Edition, and can be heard as a guest host on CBC's On the Coast, BC Almanac, and The Story from Here.

Latest from Michelle Eliot

Millennials 2.0: Young families feel the squeeze in Vancouver's housing market

Many millennials are now young parents and they're facing significant economic challenges as they raise the next generation — and one of the biggest obstacles is finding affordable housing.
THE FENTANYL FIX

'Odd Squad' cops say prevention, not more harm reduction, needed for fentanyl crisis

“I don't support elements of harm reduction that are legalizers in sheep's clothing there,” says a retired police officer who served for many years on the Downtown Eastside. He's part of the Odd Squad, a group that works on drug abuse prevention.
Point of View

It's never too late! Adults take beginner swim classes

CBC's Michelle Eliot takes the plunge and learns to swim

South Delta bike lane advocates aim to steer clear of driver hate

Long-time cyclist Carol Vignale says bike lanes should be more than just a dream for suburban residents on the south side of the Massey Tunnel

Is Uber the Apple of transportation?

To traditional transportation industries in Vancouver, Uber is one giant wrench hurled at its gears.
Analysis

Millennial generation changing the world, one commute at a time

Sure, Millennials get a bad rap. They're entitled! They're beard-sporting hipsters! They're addicted to their smartphones! Stereotypes abound. Well, in the future, we may have this generation to thank for changing the course of transportation and urban planning.

How transportation consultant Bett Lauridsen tackled congestion along Vancouver's Cambie corridor

As she approaches retirement, a Vancouver transportation pioneer is sharing the secrets of how she reduced traffic congestion on Vancouver's Cambie corridor with CBC Radio's The Early Edition.

Original Port Mann bridge iconic arches coming down

If you've travelled along the new Port Mann bridge in the last two weeks, you've probably noticed a 50-foot wide gap at the centre of the old bridge next door. The iconic orange arches of the Port Mann bridge are coming down, piece by piece, starting with the middle.

Slow down, stop texting at construction zones this summer

As summer approaches and roadside work increases, a coalition of roadside workers, construction companies, emergency responders and government agencies is gearing up the "Cone Zone" campaign, reminding drivers to pay attention and proceed safely through construction zones.

Surrey bike lanes catching on slowly with commuters

"Car city" is how Surrey resident Loretta Bogert-O'Brien describes what she thought when she first moved to Metro Vancouver's fastest-growing city.
New

Tips for avoiding road rage this summer

Tailgaters, drivers who don't use turn signals, distracted drivers - we all have our pet peeves on the road. New Vancouver resident Shelli Nishino-Fayle sees many bad habits among local drivers.

Should distracted drivers be shamed for their behaviour?

The biggest challenge to preventing distracted driving is complacent social attitudes, according Jay Winsten, an associate dean at Harvard's Public School of Health.

Safety advocates seek mandatory scooter road tests

Not all scooter riders know the rules for two-wheelers and, in B.C., not all of them are licensed as motorcycle riders.

Electric cars sales slow in B.C. despite government support

Environmental groups and local and provincial governments are promoting electric cars as the zero-emission alternative for commuters, but interest has been slow to grow, and only about 1,000 electric cars have been sold in B.C.

Bus driver assaults lead to wide range of measures

Several recent attacks on Metro Vancouver bus drivers have raised concerns again about what could be done to protect them.

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