Transportation and Transit Plan 3 – Scott Road Station/Newton Exchange B-Line

Here’s the third post in my project-by-project look at the Regional Transportation Investments that will transform Metro Vancouver as we know it.

Scott Road Station/Newton Exchange B-Line

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Scott Road Station to Newton Exchange B-Line (highlighted in blue with white outline)

Here’s a nod to better transit in North Delta. Delta is one of those municipalities that tends not to get transit. Why? Not that many people live in Delta. Most of the people that live in Delta live in North Delta that is right next to North Surrey.

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Transportation and Transit Plan 2 – Richmond Centre/Metrotown B-Line

The Mayor’s Council has put forward a vision for Regional Transportation Investments for Metro Vancouver for the next 10 years. Some of these investments will happen within the next 5 years. Others will happen between 2020 and 2025. This all depends on those living in Metro Vancouver voting Yes in the upcoming mail-in referendum/plebiscite ballot.

Here’s the second post in my project-by-project look at the Regional Transportation Investments.

Richmond Centre/Metrotown B-Line

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Referendum: The Great Dupe

Originally posted on Price Tags:
My sense of the referendum at this point: It’s becoming increasingly clear, if it wasn’t obvious at the beginning, that this was a set-up: To limit municipal and regional governments tax room and expenditure, as advocated by the Fraser Institute and others leading up to the provincial and civic elections, without the province having to wield the knife. To avoid… Continue reading Referendum: The Great Dupe

Transportation and Transit Plan 1 – Dundarave/Phibbs Exchange B-Line

Here’s my first post in a series of what is being proposed as a part of the upcoming Transportation and Transit Plan Referendum/Plebiscite. The Mayor’s Council has put forward a vision for Regional Transportation Investments for Metro Vancouver for the next 10 years. Some of these investments will happen within the next 5 years. Others will happen between 2020 and 2025. This all depends on those living in Metro Vancouver voting Yes in the upcoming mail-in referendum/plebiscite ballot.

Here’s the first project-by-project look at the Regional Transportation Investments.

Dundarave/Phibbs Exchange B-Line

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#TBT Photo – eye in the sky.snowy gta suburbia

I did a lot of flying back in 2003/04 when I lived in Toronto. Took this in February 2004 with my first digital camera, a Pentax Optio 430, that I bought off my sister. I’m glad I don’t have to fly to go home anymore and I don’t miss the winters. [It’s been as cold as -23C/wind chill -33C this week in the GTA!] Continue reading #TBT Photo – eye in the sky.snowy gta suburbia

“… consider the consequences of keeping this TransLink middle man…”

One of my Facebook friends will likely be voting No in the upcoming referendum. His big issue is with TransLink.  There’s more to the comment thread, but I thought I’d share the beginning bit of our back and forth below: … Certainly you must have followed the news about the TransLink CEO resignation yesterday? Is paying 2 CEO salaries out of public tax dollars fiscally responsible … Continue reading “… consider the consequences of keeping this TransLink middle man…”

Better Transit & Transportation Supporters List

If you’re wondering who is pushing for better transit in Metro Vancouver, look no further than the Better Transit & Transportation coalition. These are the folks behind the bettertransit.info website. I think this coalition is the most impressive cross-section of Vancouver society.

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Changing Surrey

Surrey, for my readers not familiar with Metro Vancouver, is the second most populous city in the region next to Vancouver itself. However, it is probably the largest city in terms of land area and it is the fastest growing municipality in the region. Surrey is currently the “second city” in Metro Vancouver, but it will likely surpass Vancouver some time in the future.

Coast Capital Savings headquarters under construction

One cloudy day in September, I had time to myself and decided to hop on the SkyTrain and head east to the end of the Expo Line at King George Station. The future of Surrey is evident right on the door step of King George Station. Coast Capital Savings, one of the largest credit unions in B.C., is building its new headquarters right next door to the SkyTrain terminus.

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Vancouver Heritage Week 2015 – Feb 16-22

I wish I could share more about the Vancouver Heritage Foundation and the great walking tours they put on. For a few years, I’ve participated in many of their tours. Unfortunately in 2014, it was the year I didn’t get around to any tours. Either I was too late in registering or I was out of town for a month living a different life.

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Coming up in a couple of weeks is Vancouver Heritage Week. The Vancouver Heritage Foundation is organizing a few walking tours and talks to celebrate Heritage Week.

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Eating my way around Hokkaido – 6

This may (or may not) be the last entry in Eating my way around Hokkaido. This time around I look more at some of the last of my random meals across this northern Japanese island.

Sukiya

Sukiya meal

Sukiya is a “fast-food” Japanese restaurant in the same vein as Matsuya and Yoshinoya. Sukiya is best known to me for their beef rice bowls. My wife had an obsession to eat at these type of restaurants while we were in Sapporo. It’s not fancy food by any stretch, but it is filling and economical to eat at Sukiya. Just look at the side dishes that came along with my simple beef rice bowl. Tasty, cheap and quick.

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