It looks like a carefully curated theme, but really, there are just so many families with kids out there in the world of people who ride bikes. They just keep on riding into my pix.Read more »
During these waning days of the Vancouver civic election, I took an afternoon pause to enjoy our wonderful city — and reflect on the decisions that have made it what it is.
Perhaps, too, we could all reflect on what Vancouver might have become had the city’s voters made different choices.Read more »
On the emerging election issue of a subway to UBC, we have a few diverging opinions — within the same big tent. I suppose it’s healthy, but it does seem to be less a matter of opinion and more a matter of missing homework.
Then we have Bowinn Ma, MLA, P. Eng., schooling the twitterverse on transportation’s immutable law of induced demand, and its vicious circle of negative effects on city-building. Ms. Ma is BC NDP North Van-Lonsdale MLA. Parliamentary Secretary for TransLink.Read more »
HERE‘s another terrific job being done by HUB, the cycling advocacy group, on behalf of its members and all people who ride bikes in Metro Vancouver.
The stakes in this election are a bit higher than 2014, with one Vancouver mayoral candidate openly declaring hostility towards safe and effective infrastructure for people riding bikes.Read more »
It’s a newer generation of bike-share tech that doesn’t require a fixed dock. The security, electronics and communications are self-contained. The bikes are meant to be dropped at existing racks, or at specified drop zones around the campus.Read more »
This video (below – it runs 8:47) tells quite a story about what happens when you get ambitious about encouraging people riding bikes. And when real money follows the big plan, and it’s all about making possible a radical change in transportation choices.Read more »
After a Vancouver civic election mayoral candidates meeting, we have a much clearer picture of where some candidates fall on the pro-bike spectrum.
The meeting was hosted by the Shaughnessy Heights Property Owners’ Association.
Good old bike lanes raised an emotionally-charged anti-bike audience response among the invitees from Shaughnessy Heights. As usual, this showed how the very concept of the bicycle as a legitimate mode of transportation is threatening to those with a deeply entrenched motordom-at-any-cost worldview. And so provides now-rancid red meat for cynical politicians to throw to this shrinking base.Read more »
Vancouver, in 2025, should be home to a new mostly-tunneled Skytrain route through BC’s second-largest jobs centre. It’s rapid transit where it’s definitely needed.
HERE‘s Kenneth Chan at the Daily Hive diving into every armchair engineer’s favourite bare-knuckle debate — tunneled vs. elevated.Read more »
Join PT editor (and director of Walk Metro Vancouver) Sandy James for this ULI event — a morning conversation to discuss the City of New Westminster’s recent experience with senior-focused infrastructure planning with Great Streets for Seniors: Uptown Neighbourhood Initiative.
Following a panel discussion, we will take a brief walking tour of the Uptown Neighbourhood to discuss Great Streets, the challenges, and the steps taken to go from concept to capital plan.
- Lisa Leblanc, Transportation Manager, City of New Westminster
- Sandra James, Director, Walk Metro Vancouver
- Dan Ross, Sr. Transportation Planner, Bunt & Associates, Great Streets for Seniors Study Co-Projector Manager
- Alex Taciuk, Great Streets for Seniors Study Participant
Wednesday, September 26
8:15 am – 10:30 am
Century House, 620 8th Street, New Westminster