Edmonton High Level Streetcar

Attention train/transportation/transit fans:  There’s a great streetcar ride available in Edmonton, Alberta.  Coming from Vancouver, I have enjoyed our own local historic streetcar.  Unfortunately for 2012, the Transit Museum Society didn’t run the streetcar. However, the Edmonton Radial Railway Society seems to be fairly robust with at least 3 streetcars in their rolling stock and trams that run daily during the summer. First off, we … Continue reading Edmonton High Level Streetcar

Photographing False Creek at Dusk

It’s been over two and half years since the Winter Olympics and Paralympics took their show out of town.  The legacy of the Olympic Village, now renamed the Village at False Creek is still up in the air.  However, the Village has started to have some life come to it.  A friend invited me down there to take some photos. I haven’t had the chance … Continue reading Photographing False Creek at Dusk

Fraser River bridge for cyclists and pedestrians opens Friday

Fraser River bridge for cyclists and pedestrians opens Friday >> Vancouver Sun. Cyclists and pedestrians will get an early shot at the Canada Line, although not the trains.  The new North Arm Bridge with it’s attached new pedestrian/cyclist portion is set to open Friday, August 14, 2009.  I wish this bridge was open back in May when I was in Richmond.  Taking the Knight St. … Continue reading Fraser River bridge for cyclists and pedestrians opens Friday

Port Mann Or A Big Tram? — Sightline Daily – Northwest News that Matters

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

Ramp metering & Port Mann bridge? « Stephen Rees’s blog

Why no ramp metering before the Port Mann bridge? So why is there no ramp metering?  I think Stephen Rees makes a great concise argument as to why ramp metering and bus queuing could work for the Port Mann bridge.  I think his reasoning that development may be part of the reason Kevin Falcon prefers a 10-lane bridge is spot on. I guess my question is … Continue reading Ramp metering & Port Mann bridge? « Stephen Rees’s blog

Patullo Bridge out; chaos ensues?

Vancouver Sun: Expect even more gridlock Vancouver Sun: Expected commuter crush on SkyTrain didn’t happen Hmm…the chaos didn’t happen?  I’m not totally surprised.  If people know that they are forced to take an alternative, they will do whatever they can to take that alternative.  It certainly seems like volumes are heavier at major chokepoints like the Highway 1 exit to Guildford and surrounding environs, the … Continue reading Patullo Bridge out; chaos ensues?