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Transportation

Subway Psych 101

Subway Psych 101

Apparently, all those hours you spend on the subway have provided psychologists with a wealth of insight. Those of us...

Boomburb to boombust

Boomburb to boombust

The US mortgage crisis is having all sorts of spin-off effects on cities and regions, including differential growth patterns, a...

TransportCamp

TransportCamp

No, TransportCamp isn’t a bunch of transit geeks getting together at a fantasy camp in the woods. In fact, it’s...

Youth and young adults increasingly car-free

Youth and young adults increasingly car-free

A couple of years ago, when I presented the results of my Masters thesis on the social travel patterns of...

“Shovel readiness” necessary for federal transit funding

“Shovel readiness” necessary for federal transit funding

In the last few months we’ve seen the birth of another useless media term related to urban planning: “shovel readiness”....

Canada Line

Canada Line

Some photos of the new Canada Line on Sunday August 23rd, on the first weekend after its opening: 1. The...

Walkability in your ‘hood

Walkability in your ‘hood

There are a number of indexes around that measure how easy it is to walk in your neighbourhood. Each seems...

A roundabout way of decreasing pedestrian safety

A roundabout way of decreasing pedestrian safety

Like many cities in North America, Vancouver is in a love affair with roundabouts. And why not: traffic engineers tell...

Life after highways

Life after highways

In many cities, highway infrastructure is a reminder of one of the lowest points in the history of planning: highways divided...

How many levels of government does it take to build an LRT line?

How many levels of government does it take to build an LRT line?

TransLink’s recent decision to delay construction of the Evergreen Line yet again illustrates the difficulty the regional agency has in...

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