“Our Story. Our Future”

Here’s a lovely video from Modacity featuring Gordon Price. He calmly talks about where transportation in Metro Vancouver. Where has it come from, where are we now, and where will we go depending on the upcoming vote.

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A week of Road Pricing news

I’ve noticed that the Vancouver Sun has been featuring a lot of articles on Road Pricing in Metro Vancouver this week.  There’s been at least 6 articles in the past 4 days.  It’s a big topic with the impending Massey Tunnel replacement and need to replace the Patullo Bridge at the forefront of the Minister of Transportation’s agenda. Also, the features are meant to coincide … Continue reading A week of Road Pricing news

Transit and Geometry: What makes for success

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Jarrett Walker picked this up from a TransLink infographic, and as a result it’s had a lot of play. No wonder: a perfect illustration of a key lesson from Mr. Human Transit: “All other things being equal, long, straight routes perform better than short, squiggly and looping ones.” Here’s a collection of TransLink’s most heavily used routes: And the least:… Continue reading Transit and Geometry: What makes for success

Georgia Viaduct Walking Tour

The Vancouver Heritage Foundation does it again.  I simply love them and their tours.  A couple of Wednesday nights ago, I had the extreme pleasure of joining a small platoon of social media contest winners along with John Atkins and Gordon Price on a walking tour about the Georgia Viaduct. First off, there were the ruins of the first Georgia Viaduct.  I didn’t even know … Continue reading Georgia Viaduct Walking Tour

Layers of Human Experience

I have heard the term “layers of human experience” used a few times recently. I’ve actually heard it mostly from Gordon Price. He talked about it on his talk at Creative Mornings in July. He also used it during the recent Viaducts Heritage Walk put on by the Vancouver Heritage Foundation. Gordon mentioned that when a building or structure has been around long enough that … Continue reading Layers of Human Experience

Gordon Price at July’s Creative Mornings

I really enjoyed this hour long video of Gordon Price talking about how constraints breed creativity. The Lower Mainland itself has constraints that frame the creativity of an urban landscape within a sea of green. This sea of green is bordered by water to the west, the US border to the south and the mountains to the north and east. Some of my favourite takeaway … Continue reading Gordon Price at July’s Creative Mornings

Good Reads 2 – A Convenience Truth

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Another Fall book – this one from Patrick Condon’s shop at UBC: a collaboration by 20 student landscape architects and planners who in only 13 weeks produced a detailed 2050 vision for a sustainable City of Vancouver. Seventeen students combined to do a 2050 plan for the City of Vancouver. The City of Vancouver is considered by many to be North America’s… Continue reading Good Reads 2 – A Convenience Truth

SFU Gondola – Gordon Price’s take

There’s been some debate regarding the SFU Gondola plan.  Some of the outrage is from residents concerned about effects on their properties.  Some are outraged by the fact that TransLink is even considering other transit projects other than the top-prioritiy Evergreen Line. I think Gordon Price puts things in good perspective in his letter to the Burnaby Now. When I first heard about the idea … Continue reading SFU Gondola – Gordon Price’s take

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