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

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

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

One Last Loop « Price Tags

Price Tags – January 21, 2008 I do sometimes envy how Gordon Price has a pulse on the city.  In any case, here’s another article is a great piece of news on the elimination of the onramp/offramp loops at the northern end of the Granville Street bridge.  It looks like they will subdivide the area and create more streets.  More walkable blocks and better access … Continue reading One Last Loop « Price Tags

Granville Reconstructed « Price Tags

Price Tags – January 19, 2009 Granville Street is getting a facelift starting this year.  Since part of Granville Street was ripped up as a part of Canada Line station construction, it made a lot of sense to do something else with the street. Well, the Granville Street Redesign is finally moving from paper into reality.  It looks like construction is starting soon, and Gordon … Continue reading Granville Reconstructed « Price Tags

Making Gordon Price’s Vancouver Blogosphere list

I’m greatly honoured to know that Gordon Price has been clicking through my site as part of his daily blog reading.  Too bad I can’t blog daily at the moment.  Life continues, you know.  Groceries, laundry, sweeping the floors, dog walking – the simple pleasures of life.  Then add on Christmas.  Yikes. In any case, thank you very much to Gordon for listing me on … Continue reading Making Gordon Price’s Vancouver Blogosphere list