#WhatsTheLink: TransLink is the Link to Better Travel Choices

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whatsthelink#WhatsTheLink is a series about all that TransLink, Metro Vancouver’s transportation authority, is responsible for in the region. Learn more at Translink.ca/WTL and join the #WhatsTheLink conversation on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, The Buzzer Blog, and here of course!

For this last post in the #WhatsTheLink series, I’d like to revisit the subject matter of the last seven posts. Don’t worry, there’s no test or poll at the end of it, just a chance to win a 3-Zone FareCard! What do you have to do to win? Well, read on and you’ll find out.

#WhatsTheLink: TransLink is the Link to Better Travel Choices

WTL_Wrapup_Car_v03The Major Roads Network

Did you know that Kingsway is part of TransLink’s Major Roads Network? Yup, it contributes to the 2,300 lane Kilometres of major roads in Metro Vancouver, for which TransLink is responsible.

WTL_Wrapup_Bridges_v02Five Bridges

Besides roads, TransLink is also into bridges — five of them in fact! They are the Knight Street, Golden Ears, Pattullo, Westham Island and the Canada Line Pedestrian-Bicycle bridges. Every day, 200,000 crossings happen on those TransLink bridges over the Fraser River!

WTL_Wrapup_Transit_v02Transit

Most people know TransLink for public transportation. What many people don’t know is how well used our public transit is. In terms of numbers of riders, 418,000 people take TransLink transit every day in Metro Vancouver!

WTL_Wrapup_Cycling_v02Cycling

TransLink is also about cycling. Part of TransLink’s multimodal mandate is to help support the people making the 107,000 bike trips each day in Metro Vancouver. That includes making cycling easier and safer by opening the first secure bike room on the system this May!

WTL_Wrapup_Communities_v02Shaping Communities

Great transportation is as good as the planning behind it and around it. Transit has been part of shaping where people have lived and worked in Metro Vancouver for over 100 years. TransLink has helped shape sustainable communities by integrating with community planning throughout the region. With future Transit Oriented Developments in the works, TransLink is actively involved in carry on this legacy.

WTL_Wrapup_Long_v08A Connected Transportation System

Being a multimodal organization in charge of public transportation, the Major Roads Network, five bridges and cycling infrastructure means TransLink can seamlessly connect all modes of transportation. But in order to do this well, you need a reliable transit system.

The public transit modes we provide are bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus and West Coast Express. All modes work hard to get you where you and your goods need to go.

Goods movement

The roads, public transit and infrastructure that TransLink helps to provide are integral to the economy of Metro Vancouver. TransLink manages major roads and helps to ease traffic congestion so that you can get the coffee, medical supplies and almost anything you can buy at a local store, hospital, school and more.

#WhatsTheLink Contest

We all get around the region in different ways. TransLink helps you get to where you’re going by helping out in four key ways: transit, cycling, walking and driving – What’s your favourite way of getting around?

Enter to win one of two 3-Zone FareCard ($170 value) for either August or September 2014. Here’s how:

  • Leave a comment below telling us your favourite way of getting around Metro Vancouver (transit, cycling, walking or driving) (1 entry)
  • Regram any of the images in this post, including @Miss604 and @TransLinkBC #WhatsTheLink (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
[Contest] @TransLink is the link to better travel choices RT to enter to win a Fare Card http://ow.ly/yVStX @Miss604 #WhatsTheLink

Contest ends Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 11:59pm. The winner will be drawn at random. Thanks in advance for entering our contest and learning about what TransLink does in your region.

Update: The winners are Ceci and @elephantprose!

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  1. RandyTuesday, July 8th, 2014 — 7:32pm PST

    I love taking the skytrain. Wish it was easier to get from Cloverdale.

  2. SylviaTuesday, July 8th, 2014 — 8:02pm PST

    Walking & transit. Get from A to B with getting in some exercise at the same time.

  3. katrinaTuesday, July 8th, 2014 — 8:04pm PST

    walking

  4. KatherineTuesday, July 8th, 2014 — 8:36pm PST

    Transit…except when I have to sit beside a smelly person 🙁

  5. lucTuesday, July 8th, 2014 — 8:49pm PST

    Bus&SkyTrain by far!

  6. BonnieTuesday, July 8th, 2014 — 9:48pm PST

    My favourite way of getting around the city is walking.

  7. JeffTuesday, July 8th, 2014 — 9:49pm PST

    Love taking the Skytrain!

  8. Lorena GrandeTuesday, July 8th, 2014 — 9:50pm PST

    Well, it seems that I have come full circle almost back to childhood. I was so excited to get my licence at 16…then when I turned 20, I got a class 4 and drove a limo as to earn money for university. Now 30 years later, I much prefer to walk, take the Canada Line or ride my bike. I gave up driving completely, and it is a much healthier personal choice. 🙂

  9. TaigiTuesday, July 8th, 2014 — 9:54pm PST

    Honestly, getting to and from work I drive. The time difference is 1:15 vs 2:30 (return for both).
    Otherwise, I prefer Transit or Walking if I’m by myself. Car Pooling works well as well.

  10. Carrie GTuesday, July 8th, 2014 — 10:02pm PST

    Cycling!

  11. BrendaTuesday, July 8th, 2014 — 10:56pm PST

    Skytrain and walking

  12. CliffTuesday, July 8th, 2014 — 10:56pm PST

    Skytrain

  13. BrendaTuesday, July 8th, 2014 — 10:58pm PST

    Walking!

  14. DilaraTuesday, July 8th, 2014 — 11:32pm PST

    I love taking transit and walking to get around.

  15. MaggiWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 12:06am PST

    Love the bus and skytrain for my daily commute

  16. GregWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 1:56am PST

    skytrain

  17. ChristinaWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 8:44am PST

    I take bus to work with my bike so I can ride home later, helps me unwind from the day & I get my exercise! Thanks Translink for bike racks:)

  18. CeciliaWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 9:17am PST

    My favourite way is taking the SkyTrain!

  19. Jeanne VoonWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 9:45am PST

    I love taking the Canada Line

  20. DonaldWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 10:21am PST

    SkyTrain and walking.

  21. NancyWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 10:29am PST

    Walking and commuting! I love being on my feet

  22. DianaWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 10:30am PST

    My favorite way of getting around Vancouver is cycling! Its lovely 🙂

  23. ShawnWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 10:40am PST

    Walking and skytrain.

  24. ShaunWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 11:30am PST

    Biking is obviously my favorite but my commute favors skytrain on most days!

    Shaun
    http://www.thislifeintrips.com

  25. StephanieWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 12:21pm PST

    Walking

  26. DBWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 12:28pm PST

    Transit – the skytrain is so fast.

  27. VinceWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 12:37pm PST

    Biking

  28. BrooklynWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 1:50pm PST

    I would say transit. Especially to work. Only two short bus rides with skytrain in between! Only takes 30 mins, about the same as driving.

  29. PamWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 2:06pm PST

    For my daily commute, because I live in Vancouver and work in downtown Vancouver, and don’t mind a little walking (it’s good exercise), city buses work just fine.

  30. CeciWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 2:06pm PST

    I use transit all the time, mostly skytrain. Especially when heading to and from downtown.

  31. Mitchell HWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 2:42pm PST

    Skytrain and cycling.

  32. JulianWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 3:13pm PST

    Walking!

  33. Sunshine HWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 4:21pm PST

    We like to walk and take the bus.

  34. bjhWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 4:51pm PST

    cycling!

  35. AnnieWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 5:01pm PST

    Definitely Transit especially the skytrain..it is fast, taking you from point a to b in matter of minutes 🙂

  36. Mary WWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 5:23pm PST

    I like skytrain but i don’t like buses but transit is still my choice

  37. DarcyWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 5:23pm PST

    Walking & skytrain

  38. gordWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 6:29pm PST

    Walking 🙂

  39. SharonWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 8:33pm PST

    Walking! 🙂

  40. EvelynWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 9:40pm PST

    If I could walk everywhere I would! 🙂

  41. cindy quachWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 9:44pm PST

    i’m a cycle commuter

  42. StevenWednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 10:43pm PST

    Walking.

  43. StephanieThursday, July 10th, 2014 — 2:50am PST

    My favourite way is Translink (bus & skytrain). I go everywhere on those reliable modes of transportatioN!

  44. LisaThursday, July 10th, 2014 — 6:39am PST

    walking

  45. LindaThursday, July 10th, 2014 — 7:32am PST

    I get around by transit and walking.

  46. LoriThursday, July 10th, 2014 — 9:45am PST

    A little bit of walking, transit, and car. Depends on the day and activities.

  47. Amanda LamThursday, July 10th, 2014 — 9:48am PST

    I like to take skytrain

  48. SamanthaThursday, July 10th, 2014 — 9:49am PST

    Driving, although I do miss taking the skytrain and reading. I just can’t afford to have both a car insured and take transit, and since I have a car I drive to work.

  49. Hannah ThomsonThursday, July 10th, 2014 — 9:53am PST

    Walking! Whenever I can do it, I do it.

  50. TinThursday, July 10th, 2014 — 10:20am PST

    Walking and transit

  51. mike robertsonThursday, July 10th, 2014 — 11:10am PST

    I like walking around Metro vancouver!

  52. Vadim KotinThursday, July 10th, 2014 — 11:11am PST

    I would say biking and walking! Bus also will take you anywhere 🙂

  53. Ken McAllisterThursday, July 10th, 2014 — 11:29am PST

    Transit to work, definitely. I wish it could take me everywhere, but that’s not always possible with five kids, so we drive. I guess you could say with that many people we’re a carpool!

  54. Steven WongThursday, July 10th, 2014 — 11:34am PST

    I take the Skytrain from Scott Road to the Granville Station, Monday to Friday. Then walk three blocks to my office. Same method for the last 18 years. It works for me.

  55. HeatherThursday, July 10th, 2014 — 3:06pm PST

    I love biking in Vancouver. I love the bike lanes.

  56. EileenThursday, July 10th, 2014 — 8:02pm PST

    Skytrain

  57. jolene JohnsonThursday, July 10th, 2014 — 10:34pm PST

    Walking and bus n sky train …

  58. Sarah MFriday, July 11th, 2014 — 8:54am PST

    Cycling for leisure and using the busses and skytrain for work!

  59. MaryFriday, July 11th, 2014 — 9:32am PST

    When I can I walk otherwise I use transit everywhere!

  60. valerieFriday, July 11th, 2014 — 10:28am PST

    I actually love taking transit, but I am walking more that the weather is good.
    But then I sprained my ankle, so I am back on transit again!

  61. JeannieFriday, July 11th, 2014 — 7:04pm PST

    I would have to say a combo: transit (skytrain) and walking.

  62. AmFriday, July 11th, 2014 — 7:32pm PST

    I love taking Skytrain. So fast and easy, and I don’t have to worry about finding parking

  63. Andy C.Saturday, July 12th, 2014 — 7:42am PST

    I love the Seabus because it’s so relaxing

  64. Edith RennesSaturday, July 12th, 2014 — 3:59pm PST

    I don’t drive so I bus and skytrain everywhere…love to win this prize!!!

  65. AnneSaturday, July 12th, 2014 — 6:22pm PST

    Biking and buses are what I use to get around.

  66. Cody BrownSunday, July 13th, 2014 — 2:41am PST

    Using the skytrain is my favourite way of transport within the city.

  67. SelinaSunday, July 13th, 2014 — 4:03pm PST

    I’d say walking if I can but if not then it’s transit but really really wish it would be more reliable! Cuz I think good transit is so important in a city!

  68. Edith RennesSunday, July 13th, 2014 — 5:19pm PST

    Walking to enjoy the day…transit to get around

  69. KarenSunday, July 13th, 2014 — 5:38pm PST

    I like walking and taking the bus.

  70. BonsSunday, July 13th, 2014 — 10:15pm PST

    Driving, transit and walking

  71. DarrenSunday, July 13th, 2014 — 10:18pm PST

    Bus to the sky train.

  72. christaMonday, July 14th, 2014 — 7:11am PST

    love the convenience of the skytrain! – when it is behaving 😉

  73. NathanMonday, July 14th, 2014 — 10:47am PST

    Canada Line FTW!

  74. AJYLMonday, July 14th, 2014 — 11:38am PST

    busing, taking skytrain, walking, driving

  75. Darryl Jane W.Monday, July 14th, 2014 — 1:30pm PST

    I love walking but oh yes the Skytrain is very well used by me also,A Translink card would be an awesome win!

  76. Edith RennesMonday, July 14th, 2014 — 2:45pm PST

    I do a lot of skytrain travels…I don’t drive anymore

  77. Jeff SMonday, July 14th, 2014 — 6:11pm PST

    I love getting around the city by biking and busing!

  78. SandyMonday, July 14th, 2014 — 6:46pm PST

    Walking when possible but the skytrain is great! Wish there were more routes to zip around in!

  79. CozmoMonday, July 14th, 2014 — 7:17pm PST

    Walking, bus & Skytrain!

  80. MariekeMonday, July 14th, 2014 — 7:30pm PST

    Walking is such an amazing way to see this city, but with an ankle injury transit has been the way to go for me and I am grateful for the amazing transit network we have.

  81. ConnieMonday, July 14th, 2014 — 8:26pm PST

    Definitely walking and transit. Great exercise and you don’t have to worry about increasing gas prices in Vancouver!

  82. carrie mMonday, July 14th, 2014 — 8:42pm PST

    right now i drive but would love the opportunity to check out transit to see if its a viable option with my current job

  83. ShannonMonday, July 14th, 2014 — 8:46pm PST

    Walk when I am able. Bus if not

  84. ScottMonday, July 14th, 2014 — 8:46pm PST

    Unable to bus or transit to work. But bike and walk when ever possible

  85. ShaunaMonday, July 14th, 2014 — 8:47pm PST

    Public transit.

  86. KTinVanMonday, July 14th, 2014 — 8:54pm PST

    Love walking in Vancouver

  87. MaureenMonday, July 14th, 2014 — 10:39pm PST

    Walking (although with the hotter days of late the air conditioned transit buses are very nice!)

  88. Ka C.Monday, July 14th, 2014 — 11:57pm PST

    I love taking public transit. I actually get to meet different types of people and I love it!

  89. Alex KingstonTuesday, July 15th, 2014 — 7:39am PST

    My Motorcycle and Skytrain when it rains 🙁

  90. MoniqueTuesday, July 15th, 2014 — 7:41am PST

    Walking and driving

  91. TJTuesday, July 15th, 2014 — 7:55am PST

    Skytrain

  92. Allie DavisonTuesday, July 15th, 2014 — 8:10am PST

    SkyTrain! Makes it so easy to get around the city.

  93. SteveTuesday, July 15th, 2014 — 8:21am PST

    Cycling, and/or Skytrain (not so much the rest of transit)

  94. LauraTuesday, July 15th, 2014 — 8:21am PST

    Transit,.. and looking forward to some of the improvements.

  95. Steph :)Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 — 8:24am PST

    Transit

  96. JenTuesday, July 15th, 2014 — 8:24am PST

    I drive to and from where I need to go as I find it most convenient. I’m new to Langley and there is no skytrain out here, but if I had the opportunity to try out the bus systems, I might feel differently about getting around on transit with the buses.

  97. ChelleTuesday, July 15th, 2014 — 8:31am PST

    Transit–especially the skytrain

  98. Mary AnneTuesday, July 15th, 2014 — 8:51am PST

    Skytrain

  99. Richard WTuesday, July 15th, 2014 — 9:09am PST

    Walking, cycling (for pleasure) and transit is my mode of transportation.

  100. Janet M-LTuesday, July 15th, 2014 — 9:24am PST

    Anything but driving!

  101. magicguyTuesday, July 15th, 2014 — 9:49am PST

    I take transit and walk

  102. CathyTuesday, July 15th, 2014 — 9:50am PST

    I like to walk and trasit!

  103. MichelleTuesday, July 15th, 2014 — 9:51am PST

    I love to cycle and walk. It just feels good and it’s great for the environment!

  104. Aaron L.Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 — 9:51am PST

    walking!

  105. RoTuesday, July 15th, 2014 — 10:12am PST

    Transit – the Canada Line!

  106. JadeTuesday, July 15th, 2014 — 10:15am PST

    bike!

  107. RachelTuesday, July 15th, 2014 — 10:32am PST

    Transit all the way!

  108. Jake HamiltonTuesday, July 15th, 2014 — 10:52am PST

    Transit (Canada Line) never look for parking or pay for gas 🙂

  109. MilaTuesday, July 15th, 2014 — 11:01am PST

    Walking!

  110. MeganTuesday, July 15th, 2014 — 11:01am PST

    I use the canada line primarily. Love it!

  111. LindsayTuesday, July 15th, 2014 — 2:19pm PST

    I walk everywhere except to work, and for that I transit, I don’t even have a licence!

  112. Richard WTuesday, July 15th, 2014 — 4:07pm PST

    Transit and walking

  113. AnnieTuesday, July 15th, 2014 — 6:14pm PST

    Call me crazy, but I actually love taking transit, (bus/skytrain). It is like being treated to live theatre, … and it is convenient, and usually faster than driving and trying to find parking.

  114. tracyTuesday, July 15th, 2014 — 8:57pm PST

    transit and walking

  115. AlinaWednesday, July 16th, 2014 — 12:04am PST

    Love the Skytrain. It is so easy to get to downtown from Richmond.

  116. Anne GuagliardoWednesday, July 16th, 2014 — 7:16am PST

    Skytrain and 99 bus:)

  117. Arjun RudraWednesday, July 16th, 2014 — 7:44am PST

    Walking

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