Local News | Sound Transit to vote on mileage-based light-rail fares | Seattle Times Newspaper. Our friends in Seattle look like they will adopt a mileage-based fare system rather than a zone system. I know TransLink is looking into possibly implementing a similar system here. There has been talk at different levels of government about it. However, nothing has truly come to fruition. I know … Continue reading Local News | Sound Transit to vote on mileage-based light-rail fares | Seattle Times Newspaper
Port Mann Or A Big Tram? — Sightline Daily – Northwest News that Matters. You gotta love Patrick Condon and his team out at UBC. I’m always thankful that somebody is thinking out there and putting things in a different perspective. Obviously, being transit fan, I would prefer the light rail. However, the arguments for better transit South of the Fraser are strong. Existing transit … Continue reading Port Mann Or A Big Tram? — Sightline Daily – Northwest News that Matters
CANADA, B.C. CELEBRATE NEAR COMPLETION OF CANADA LINE. Here’s a big piece of news out of the premier’s office. The Canada Line is expected to open almost 3 months earlier than previously scheduled. There were rumours before that an early opening would be possible. Hopefully, between now and then, the crews will have fully tested everything and all systems will be fine. Also, there is … Continue reading Canada Line to open Labour Day
Robin Chase on Zipcar and her next big idea | Video on TED.com. I hadn’t visit TED.com for a while, but I’ve had two colleagues talk about two different talks on TED. So I thought it was time to swing by that part of my bookmark list again and take a gander. I wish the talks were more recent, but I guess the conference has … Continue reading Robin Chase on Zipcar and her next big idea | Video on TED.com
paulhillsdon.com » Blog Archive » Mr. Robertson, Tear Down the Viaducts!. Paul has some neat ideas for replacing the Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts. I do, however, have some concerns. How are the roads in downtown above are going to connect to the land below? If you plan to keep a connection for Georgia and Dunsmuir, then you’ll need some sort of superstructure to guide the … Continue reading paulhillsdon.com » Blog Archive » Mr. Robertson, Tear Down the Viaducts!
Well, it looks like Stephen Rees has thrown his hat in the ring of BC Politics. I did say once to him in a comment that he seemed to be the only voice of opposition that I regularly encountered in the media. The NDP just never seemed to have much to say. (Either that or the media just never covered it). I would likely vote … Continue reading Greens Nominate Stephen Rees as Candidate for Provincial Election in Richmond East « Stephen Rees’s blog
re:place Magazine. Here’s a piece that you would be hard-pressed to find in a mainstream paper. Pedestrian priority streets are not really something North Americans think much of. Here in North America, we tend to think if we can’t drive and park as close as possible to our destination, that it’s not worth it. Ian MacPhee takes some of his research and summarizes it in … Continue reading Is Vancouver ready for pedestrian priority streets? << re:place Magazine
She made the switch from SUV to mass transit – OregonLive.com. Here’s a little piece that caught my eye on my Sightline Daily subscription. It’s the story of one transit commuter in Vancouver, WA who commutes to work in Oregon on a daily basis. This is a big change from just 10 months ago, when Raichel drove herself work. Like millions of people across the … Continue reading She made the switch from SUV to mass transit – OregonLive.com
re:place Magazine: In Focus – Our Vancouver More great illustrations and photos of ordinary Vancouver. This time the work is by illustrator, Bernie Lyon, and photographer, Lee Bacchus. I wish I could take photos like that. I’m working on that, but for now, enjoy Lyon and Bacchus’s offerings. Lyon and Bacchus also have a blog called splinter in your eye which offers a great illustrated … Continue reading More In Focus Illustrations
The Star Blogs >> Map(s) of the Week: How we commute As a follow up to yesterday’s post. This is also old news, but the map is quite an interesting tale of how the Greater Toronto Area moves around. There is a distinct centre in Toronto’s metropolitan core. The least motorized travel occurs in Toronto Centre and Trinity-Spadina. The downtown area is served with not … Continue reading Maps >> How does the Greater Toronto commute?