We’re reviving a Vancouver-oriented Price Tags Golden Oldie from December 2012 that rings with resonance today, as we enjoy lively and informed debate about when subway and LRT are appropriate.
Given that the VCC-Clark Drive to Arbutus section is funded and underway, the Arbutus to UBC section is getting scrutiny. Given UBC’s involvement and possible financial support, the impending Jericho development and the lengthy low-density section of the proposed line, not to mention Skytrain vs. LRT, it’s fertile ground for thinking.
So many of the topics discussed in 2012 are relevant today, perhaps in a different manner on the Arbutus to UBC section.
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Bob Ransford discussed the push by the Vancouver Council to get a rapid-transit line down Broadway in his Vancouver Sun column. Lots of good points.
I sent it off to Human Transit blogger Jarrett Walker to see if he had any counterpoints. Oh yeah.
So here are the two of them, with Jarrett’s remarks italicized along the way:Read more »