99 B Line Queuing Study

It looks like I was a part of a study and didn’t even realize it. Back in January, I had arrived at Broadway & Commercial as a part of my daily commute and was greeted with the bright yellow tape on the sidewalk leading up to the 99 B-Line stop. Signs were posted saying that it was part of queuing study for the B-Line. The B-Line has over 50,000 riders every day. It claims to be North America’s busiest bus route. I can believe that given the long lines that form every morning for the bus. The long lines persist even though the buses are as frequent as 2-5 minutes during rush hour.

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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

Vancouver’s Dunsmuir and Granville Streets in Lexus commercial

Here’s something else I came across on streetfilms.org.  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

Seattle’s Car Tab – springboard for Vancouver’s Vehicle Levy?

Our Cascadian neighbours in the Emerald City have been dealing recently with some major transportation issues.  In question is the funding of transit and road costs through a car tab.  A car tab sounds similar to the idea of a vehicle levy put forth by TransLink and the Metro Vancouver mayors.  Each car in Seattle basically has to pay an annual amount that goes towards … Continue reading Seattle’s Car Tab – springboard for Vancouver’s Vehicle Levy?

The high cost of ‘free’ parking

The high cost of ‘free’ parking >> Vancouver Sun, July 7, 2009. A very important article in the back of the Vancouver Sun’s Tuesday edition.  Usually you find important transport information on Friday’s when nobody is reading, but this one is a guest opinion-editorial from the looks of it. Municipal regulations requiring urban developments to provide on-site parking seem innocuous and receive little attention in … Continue reading The high cost of ‘free’ parking

Summer Spaces – Car-free Sundays across Vancouver

Car-free Sundays get green light from Vancouver >> CBC.ca The city of Vancouver has recently approved four car free Sundays this summer.  The new initiative is part of the Summer Spaces proposal by the city of Vancouver.   (The official PDF report can be found at the city website). The neighbourhoods which will be holding these Summer Spaces are Commercial Drive, Collingwood, Gastown, and Mount Pleasant.  Mount … Continue reading Summer Spaces – Car-free Sundays across Vancouver