According to TomTom’s Traffic Index, Vancouver was the most congested city in North America for the second quarter of 2013. Despite a great walk score, bike lanes, and transit options, traffic is a part of daily life in our city — and it has been for the last century. I dug through the Vancouver Archives to bring you today’s archive photo feature: Vancouver Traffic — albeit very light in these historical photos compared to now.
1929: Granville at King Edward. Photographer: Stuart Thomson. Archives# CVA 99-3640.
1928: Brake test on Georgia. Photographer: Stuart Thomson. Archives# CVA 99-1842.
1914. Car crash at Granville Street at Connaught Drive. Vancouver Archives# Str P409.2.
1952: Seymour at Georgia. Archives# CVA 772-14 & 1942: Stanley Park Drive. Archives# CVA 1184-144.
1939: Pender at Beatty. Archives# CVA 772-3.
1927: Traffic accident. Photographer: Stuart Thomson. Archives# CVA 99-1974.
1974: Victory Square. Archives# CVA 780-767.
1974 & 1975: Water Street. Photographer: William E. Graham. Archives#: cva 1135-60 & cva 1135-44.
1980s: Alma at Broadway. Archives# CVA 772-72 & Granville at Broadway. Archives# CVA 772-675.
1980s: Homer at Pender. Archives# CVA 772-838.