Census Data Mapped for Metro Vancouver

I must admit that I’m a map maniac.  Even my friends in Toronto realized after living only a few months in Toronto. Probably because they noticed that pasted laminated copies of the New York Subway system, the TTC, and TransLink on my walls. The Vancouver Sun has been posting up a lot of map eye-candy the past few weeks.  Their Metro Vancouver Mapped series is … Continue reading Census Data Mapped for Metro Vancouver

Friday Foto Feature – Cycling Signs

With all this talk about the new Hornby Street separated bike lane and the new “master plan” for separated bike lanes around the city, I thought I’d post a couple of photos of cycling signs. Also, in yesterday’s Vancouver Sun, there was an article on the plan for more bikeways.  It’s not surprising that such a plan is in the works.  It’s similar to what … Continue reading Friday Foto Feature – Cycling Signs

Hornby Bike Lane article in Van Sun

Vancouver city council approves controversial Hornby bike lane. Is it just me or are there is one glaring misrepresentation in this article from the Vancouver Sun.  Mind you, by the time you get to this article, they may have updated it for the print version for tomorrow. Vancouver’s pro-bike city council unanimously approved the controversial Hornby separated bike lane late Tuesday night, despite the concerns … Continue reading Hornby Bike Lane article in Van Sun

Bikes vs. cars: Who pays their fair share?

Bikes vs. cars: Who pays their fair share?. This news article is a few days old now, but it is quite a fascinating read considering that Don Cayo, a business-centric write at the Vancouver Sun, is writing this piece. It’s clear to him and Jerry Dobrovolny, the director of transportation at the City of Vancouver, that the cost of roads are paid mainly by property … Continue reading Bikes vs. cars: Who pays their fair share?

Part of the critical mass needed for safer cycling?

Seeking critical mass for safer cycling – The Globe and Mail. I’m back.  I’ve been gone for a long while.  I just didn’t feel like blogging, but September is as good as time as any to renew things or to start something new.  I’ll start off with this quick link from the Globe and Mail.  I’ve typically avoided the national papers for news, but I … Continue reading Part of the critical mass needed for safer cycling?

Much ado about “Sharrows”

Sharrows are a sham solution for bike lanes — Crosscut (Seattle) The word “sharrow” is derived from the words “share” and “arrow.”  It’s task is to remind drivers that cyclists may share the road with automobiles. Vancouver has a few examples of sharrows, as well.  Main Street is full of them.  I saw a lot on some of my photo walks along Main. and so … Continue reading Much ado about “Sharrows”

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

Cycling in Portland

The Tyee — Portland’s Bicycle Brilliance. Here’s a piece on cycling in Portland from The Tyee.  It’s actually part two of three about Portland.  The first was about the arts community and having fun (aka bars and pubs in the article).  The third will be about homelessness in Portland. I didn’t really care much about part one, although it did point out that Vancouver city … Continue reading Cycling in Portland