I Love Transit Week 2014by
I Love Transit Week is August 25th to 29th. Robert Willis of The Buzzer Blog has contributed the following post to promote this year’s campaign. You can find out more by following Translink on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and The Buzzer Blog.
Welcome to I Love Transit Week! It’s the one week we take out of the year to celebrate what we love about transit. From now until Friday, The Buzzer blog will be serving up great interviews, essays, and rider submissions sharing all your transit love.
We’ll also be in downtown Vancouver on Monday, August 25th, from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the EasyPark lot at Cambie Street and Georgia Street with a vintage museum bus. Take pictures and get some free swag—pins, bus and SkyTrain cutouts, and much more.
Win a Three-Zone FareCard and an #ILoveTransit Prize Pack
To celebrate, we have an #ILoveTransit prize pack to giveaway to one lucky transit lover that includes:
- A three-zone September or October 2014 FareCard ($170 value)
- A TravelSmart coffee tumbler
- An auto open and close umbrella
- A bike multi-tool
- A Metro Vancouver Cycling Map
- An LED bike light
- A copy of the LiFE: Vancouver Adventure Guide, which offers savings over $500
- A copy of the SkyTrain Explorer: Heritage Walks from Every Station book by John Atkin
- A TravelSmart bike seat cover
Here’s how you can enter to win:
- Leave a comment on this post telling us why you love transit (1 entry)
- Re-gram this post on Instagram tagging @TranslinkBC @Miss604 (1 entry)
- Follow @TransLink, @TheBuzzer, and @Miss604 on Twitter and post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 11:59pm on Friday, August 29, 2014. Follow Translink and The Buzzer Blog for more I love Transit Week information.
Update The winner is Kat!
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very easy to use!
I love not having to stress about driving and parking when I go downtown. It’s fast and convenient.
It’s always on time
I especially love Skytrain: If you late for 1, you’re early for the next!
saving money on gas and parking!!! and time on not having to find!!!
it gets me to work everyday!!!
Good for the environment
It’s so easy to take and you don’t have to worry about parking!
l luv transit because it’s so convenient living near the skytrain
I love transit because I can nap on my morning commute and read my book on my afternoon commute.
I love Transit! By taking the bus/train I don’t have to stress about parking!
I love taking transit because of all the money I save not having to pay for parking!
Convenient for local destinations, no road rage dealing with traffic and parking, reduced carbon footprint!
I love transit because it’s convenient, and much greener than driving. I love being able to catch up with my friends feed or just playing games on the smart phone during my commute. My kids love riding on the skytrain and the sea bus just for fun.
I love being able to read and space out!
I love transi because it is convenient, cheap, and (generally) stress free. Transit gives us the ability to ‘multitask’—read, email, doze, people watch, or simp,y view the city around us. Transit also means that I do not have to own a private vehicle and can afford to live in a vibrant neighbourhood.
no trafffffffficccccccc to worry about
It gets me where I need to go, usually closer than I could if I parked.
It’s faster and easier than driving at times!
I love not having to think and be able to zone out and not worry about traffic!
It gets me where I need to go and better for the environment.
Saves me the hassle of finding parking, especially when I go downtown!
It’s cheaper than parking downtown.
I don’t have to fight the traffic to get downtown and back everyday!
No rush hour everyday…sign me up!
Don’t have to drive but can on commute instead
I like transit b/c I like to leave the driving to someone else.
Interesting conversations with strangers
i can read, listen to podcasts or music on the way to work
Easy to use and always opportunities to meet new people! 🙂
It gets me to work every day, and even better…..gets me back home again! 🙂
Saves a ton of money!
Fast, easy, and convenient! Especially the sky train. Vancouver has one of the best bud systems around.
this is too cool!
Easy to use and better for environment than running a car
Prevents me from having to drive downtown, look and pay for parking or god forbid having to parallel park !
Saves me the cost and hassle of parking downtown!
Transit gives me the freedom to go places Like downtown with easy access to lots of points to hop off and hop on
I love transit because I can get to where I need to go easily using it and using it keeps cars off the road.
I love to relax and take in the surroundings, it gives me time to contemplate my day while someone else takes the wheel for awhile. Cheap travel, no parking or traffic hassles & environmentally a better choice. What’s not to love!!
Its the cheapest way to get to work.
Transit is so convenient, especially getting to/from downtown
Cheap, convenient and tax deductible (for now)
I love transit because I don’t have to drive!
It’s so much better for our environment!
I use it everyday
I love transit because it’s easy to use and convenient!
I love transit because I don’t have to own a car to get around.
The Skytrains and Canada Line, and soon, the Evergreen Line, make getting around quick and easy.
So much less stressful with a baby. You can focus on them and not the traffic.
I love transit for getting me there, fast and easy.
I love transit because it is convenient
I love transit because I can read my entire commute
Convenient & fast for me to get to downtown 🙂
I can read, I can listen to music, I can sleep… It’s my second home!
Saves me money as I don’t need a car if I take transit.
Love public transit because I can listen to podcasts on the way to work.
I love transit because I get to take an hour nap before school and not worry about driving, parking or car emissions.
I don’t have to worry about the crazy gas prices!!!
It gets me to work and school with ease! Yay Canada Line!
Gets me to work/home and I get to read my book or listen to music
I love transit because it is a convenient, reliable and easy way for me to get wherever I need to go!
I love transit because I don’t have a car and can still go pretty much everywhere around Vancouver.
Love it because it’s way cheaper than having a car, and saves me time because I don’t have to worry about parking downtown.
Love transit because you zoom over traffic with the greatest of ease….. in AC and reading my book! Cant beat that!
It’s so convienent for me to get too and from work and gives me a break to unwind instead of dealing with traffic.
it’s affordable and efficient!
I love transit because it gives me the opportunity to relax and read on my commute and I love interacting with people
I love transit because its an efficient and affordable way to get around.
I love transit because it’s cheaper and faster than driving my car.
Getting out of traffic and making transit connections on a bike is a great way to go!
We already have enough cars polluting the environment, transit is a great way to get to where I need to go.
Wherever I am in the world, it’s all about transit. It just makes sense.
The fewer cars on the road, the better… and it’s all about the point A to point B.
I love transit cause it gets me places!
to take transit is a pleasure and it gets you almost everywhere you want to go
TAKING TRANSIT IT A GREAT WAY TO GET AROUND AND TO RIDE FOR FREE IS EVEN BETTER
I love transit because 8 can enjoy people watching and views of the city while getting from a to b, without having to deal with traffic as a driver!
I like the view of the city.
Transit is relatively cost efficient compared to commuting via car. I also happen to not be the most alert during the morning, so transit is great because it allows me to nap while commuting, and I’m not posing a safety risk with bad driving due to drowsiness.
So easy to get downtown & no need to find parking or deal with the traffic.
nice break from not having to drive or find parking
I love transit because I don’t have to worry about bad drivers!
I love transit because I can read or sleep instead of getting stressed out driving in rush hour traffic!
I love transit because instead of spending all my time idling in traffic, I can catch up on the latest posts from Miss604!
I heart transit because it takes me places where I need to go and it is green.
It means i can leave the car behind without worrying about parking or gas.
I love transit, because of the view during my ride. The ride is quick and efficent, with lots to look at along the way.
Flexibility, you no longer have the albatross of a parked car or even bike to worry about.
I love transit because I can take it when I’m half asleep and someone else does the driving…
It gets you where you need to go and you can daydream, read, text, check emails, pray or chat to the person next to you. I love taking transit.
Transit is the best way to move around big cities! Fast, convenient, environmentally friendly and relatively inexpensive. But I particularly love Vancouver transit because most riders say “thank you!” when getting off the bus.
Cool Prize and practical !
My kids love it!
Because I don’t have to worry about driving, the bus driver does that while I read my way to work.
I like reading while commuting
The skytrain is so fast.
It’s the green way to travel. And I can read a book!
I love transit because it saves me money and I can enjoy my books to pass commuting time.
So easy to get downtown!
I love transit because its an easy, cost effective way to get where I need to go!
because it brings me to school everyday.
beats sitting in traffic from north shore to downtown =D
Easy to use, plus I don’t have to worry about falling asleep at the wheel after a night shift!
Reading a book during my commute!
I live in the burbs and I work at BC Place so it gets me in and out of the downtown core quickly while there’s car lineups everywhere after an event. Plus, its a lot cheaper than parking there and saves money on gas.
I love not having to find parking at my destination
Easy commute to major destinations!
I can answer e-mails while on it
I switched from driver to transit 2 years ago….and I love the freedom, and relaxation of it! It just gets better and better every year!
Gets me where I need to go! Don’t need to worry about parking.
I love transit because it helps me keep my ecological footprint low, saves me money and reduces the stress on the roads of our beautiful city. I always enjoy seeing familiar faces on my commute to North Vancouver, including happy bus drivers who smile and sing! 🙂