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

TransLink Can Actually Do Math

I just had to come back to this Georgia Straight piece on “Best Proof That TransLink Can’t Do Math” TransLink is spending $171 million to install fare gates at all SkyTrain stations, as well as creating a new fare-card system. The company claims that these “improvements” will reduce fare evasion to the tune of $7 million per year—or $10 million, depending on who you talk … Continue reading TransLink Can Actually Do Math

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

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

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