Scion commercial in Vancouver

I think I have way too much video and YouTube on my mind lately… More of Vancouver has been featured in a recent Scion commercial.  I saw this one on the tele the other day.  It shows Granville Street in its new “great white way” look with all the bright white light standards lining the sides.  It also features the car being driven over a … Continue reading Scion commercial in Vancouver

Melbourne Metro PSA – aka Dumb Ways to Die

It looks like this video has been making its viral rounds around the Internet. I’ve already seen it on one of my friend’s Facebook feed and on Jarrett Walker’s Human Transit blog. As I link into the YouTube video, it’s already hit over 23 million views at this point in time. It’s not as hot as Gangnam Style, but still catchy and it hopes to … Continue reading Melbourne Metro PSA – aka Dumb Ways to Die

Vimeo Video: Placemaking & Seattle

I love videos like this one.  It’s so interesting to find little nuggets like this video on the Internet.  This video talks about “placemaking” in the South Lake Union area of Seattle.  This is the neighbourhood in which Amazon’s headquarters are now located.  It’s urban and just on the northern edge of the Seattle’s downtown. The video also includes James Howard Kunstler, whose hyperbole about … Continue reading Vimeo Video: Placemaking & Seattle

Multnomah Falls

Due east along the Columbia River Highway outside of Portland, Oregon is one of the most photographed waterfalls.  Being only a 40 minute drive from downtown Portland, Multnomah Falls is easily accessible for Stumptown residents and visitors. I had first read about Multnomah Falls in The Shack, a Christian themed novel that takes place in Oregon and features the Falls in its early pages.  The … Continue reading Multnomah Falls

Remo Camerota’s Drainspotting

I came across an interesting article in the local Vancouver Chinese newspaper.  The colourful photos of manhole covers caught my attention.  And the photo of the British born, Australian artist, Remo Camerota, exhibiting his work in Hong Kong also caught my attention. Camerota was recently hired by Hong Kong’s Towngas to design a unique manhole pit cover for the company.  He released a book on … Continue reading Remo Camerota’s Drainspotting

Vancouver’s Dunsmuir and Granville Streets in Lexus commercial

Here’s something else I came across on  It’s a Lexus commercial, but it’s filmed in Vancouver at the intersection of Granville and Dunsmuir Streets.  It’s complete with the separated bike lane in the commercial.  Even though, as Streetfilms points out, there are cars travelling down the bike lane in the commercial.  There’s even one point where a car is going in the wrong direction … Continue reading Vancouver’s Dunsmuir and Granville Streets in Lexus commercial

Streetfilms – Vancouver transit and cycling integration

I haven’t visited Streetfilms in a long time.  The Buzzer Blog posted one of their recent films about Vancouver transit and cycling integration.  I wonder what a person from outside of the region thinks when they see this film.  It certainly gives the impression of wonderful freedom and integration.  However, the system is far from perfect, but we should toot our horn as a region … Continue reading Streetfilms – Vancouver transit and cycling integration