I Love Transit Week 2014


Monday, August 25th, 2014 — 9:44am PST
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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.

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transitweekbusWelcome 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

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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)
  • Hey @TransLink and @Miss604 #ILoveTransit! RT to enter to win a #ILoveTransit prize pack http://ow.ly/AH9hl

    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!

Disclosure: Sponsored Post
This post has been contributed by Robert Willis of Translink's Buzzer Blog . This is a paid post in partnership with I Love Transit Week 2014.

Current contests on Miss604.com

114 comments

  1. Radhika Khan says:

    very easy to use!

  2. Am says:

    I love not having to stress about driving and parking when I go downtown. It’s fast and convenient.

  3. @wastedmass says:

    It’s always on time

  4. Sandra says:

    I especially love Skytrain: If you late for 1, you’re early for the next!

  5. Jake Hamilton says:

    saving money on gas and parking!!! and time on not having to find!!!

  6. michael h says:

    it gets me to work everyday!!!

  7. kay says:

    Good for the environment

  8. Mary Anne says:

    It’s so easy to take and you don’t have to worry about parking!

  9. Greg says:

    l luv transit because it’s so convenient living near the skytrain

  10. Chista says:

    I love transit because I can nap on my morning commute and read my book on my afternoon commute.

  11. Trish says:

    I love Transit! By taking the bus/train I don’t have to stress about parking!

  12. Sharylin says:

    I love taking transit because of all the money I save not having to pay for parking!

  13. Janet M-L says:

    Convenient for local destinations, no road rage dealing with traffic and parking, reduced carbon footprint!

  14. Mariatta says:

    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.

  15. Sunshine G says:

    I love being able to read and space out!

  16. 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.

  17. dali says:

    no trafffffffficccccccc to worry about

  18. Karen says:

    It gets me where I need to go, usually closer than I could if I parked.

  19. rob k says:

    It’s faster and easier than driving at times!

  20. Debbie says:

    I love not having to think and be able to zone out and not worry about traffic!

  21. Samuel C says:

    It gets me where I need to go and better for the environment.

  22. Rachel says:

    Saves me the hassle of finding parking, especially when I go downtown!

  23. Lori-SuperhostYVR says:

    It’s cheaper than parking downtown.

  24. Darcy says:

    I don’t have to fight the traffic to get downtown and back everyday!
    No rush hour everyday…sign me up!

  25. Kerry says:

    Don’t have to drive but can on commute instead

  26. Sunshine H says:

    I like transit b/c I like to leave the driving to someone else.

  27. Ro says:

    Interesting conversations with strangers

  28. swurlicurli says:

    i can read, listen to podcasts or music on the way to work

  29. Amanda says:

    Easy to use and always opportunities to meet new people! 🙂

  30. McKenzie says:

    It gets me to work every day, and even better…..gets me back home again! 🙂

  31. Sylvia P says:

    Saves a ton of money!

  32. Tiffani says:

    Fast, easy, and convenient! Especially the sky train. Vancouver has one of the best bud systems around.

  33. Tiffani says:

    *bus

  34. Carlos says:

    this is too cool!

  35. Lisa says:

    Easy to use and better for environment than running a car

  36. Kim Rees says:

    Prevents me from having to drive downtown, look and pay for parking or god forbid having to parallel park !

  37. kat says:

    Saves me the cost and hassle of parking downtown!

  38. KittyPride says:

    Transit gives me the freedom to go places Like downtown with easy access to lots of points to hop off and hop on

  39. Bonnie says:

    I love transit because I can get to where I need to go easily using it and using it keeps cars off the road.

  40. Lisa G says:

    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!!

  41. Kris Johnston says:

    It’s convenient!

  42. Helen says:

    Its the cheapest way to get to work.

  43. Brenda says:

    Transit is so convenient, especially getting to/from downtown

  44. Cliff says:

    Cheap, convenient and tax deductible (for now)

  45. Kam says:

    I love transit because I don’t have to drive!

  46. Bonnie R says:

    It’s so much better for our environment!

  47. Mary W says:

    I use it everyday

  48. Jorge Real says:

    I love transit because it’s easy to use and convenient!

  49. Linda says:

    I love transit because I don’t have to own a car to get around.

  50. Stotes says:

    The Skytrains and Canada Line, and soon, the Evergreen Line, make getting around quick and easy.

  51. Sarah says:

    So much less stressful with a baby. You can focus on them and not the traffic.

  52. Ziya says:

    I love transit for getting me there, fast and easy.

  53. Monique says:

    I love transit because it is convenient

  54. Jaime says:

    I love transit because I can read my entire commute

  55. gord says:

    Convenient & fast for me to get to downtown 🙂

  56. Cris says:

    I can read, I can listen to music, I can sleep… It’s my second home!

  57. Anne says:

    Saves me money as I don’t need a car if I take transit.

  58. Luc says:

    Love public transit because I can listen to podcasts on the way to work.

  59. Camille says:

    I love transit because I get to take an hour nap before school and not worry about driving, parking or car emissions.

  60. Donald says:

    I don’t have to worry about the crazy gas prices!!!

  61. Sarah M says:

    It gets me to work and school with ease! Yay Canada Line!

  62. Alex says:

    Gets me to work/home and I get to read my book or listen to music

  63. Michelle W says:

    I love transit because it is a convenient, reliable and easy way for me to get wherever I need to go!

  64. Delphine says:

    I love transit because I don’t have a car and can still go pretty much everywhere around Vancouver.

  65. addie says:

    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.

  66. Wade MacD says:

    Love transit because you zoom over traffic with the greatest of ease….. in AC and reading my book! Cant beat that!

  67. Andria says:

    It’s so convienent for me to get too and from work and gives me a break to unwind instead of dealing with traffic.

  68. Donna says:

    it’s affordable and efficient!

  69. Paul says:

    I love transit because it gives me the opportunity to relax and read on my commute and I love interacting with people

  70. Jeff S says:

    I love transit because its an efficient and affordable way to get around.

  71. Darwin says:

    I love transit because it’s cheaper and faster than driving my car.

  72. Mike Robertson says:

    Getting out of traffic and making transit connections on a bike is a great way to go!

  73. Kyle says:

    We already have enough cars polluting the environment, transit is a great way to get to where I need to go.

  74. Brianne says:

    Wherever I am in the world, it’s all about transit. It just makes sense.

  75. Jacqueline says:

    The fewer cars on the road, the better… and it’s all about the point A to point B.

  76. Peter K says:

    I love transit cause it gets me places!

  77. Carol McCann says:

    to take transit is a pleasure and it gets you almost everywhere you want to go

  78. Carol McCann says:

    TAKING TRANSIT IT A GREAT WAY TO GET AROUND AND TO RIDE FOR FREE IS EVEN BETTER

  79. meredith h says:

    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!

  80. Helen says:

    I like the view of the city.

  81. Maureen says:

    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.

  82. Eileen says:

    So easy to get downtown & no need to find parking or deal with the traffic.

  83. Sandy says:

    nice break from not having to drive or find parking

  84. Janet says:

    I love transit because I don’t have to worry about bad drivers!

  85. Kathleen says:

    I love transit because I can read or sleep instead of getting stressed out driving in rush hour traffic!

  86. BA says:

    I love transit because instead of spending all my time idling in traffic, I can catch up on the latest posts from Miss604!

  87. wenxiao says:

    I heart transit because it takes me places where I need to go and it is green.

  88. Olivia says:

    It means i can leave the car behind without worrying about parking or gas.

  89. Lana says:

    I love transit, because of the view during my ride. The ride is quick and efficent, with lots to look at along the way.

  90. Steve says:

    Flexibility, you no longer have the albatross of a parked car or even bike to worry about.

  91. Laura says:

    I love transit because I can take it when I’m half asleep and someone else does the driving…

  92. joanne says:

    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.

  93. Kate says:

    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.

  94. Alex Kingston says:

    Cool Prize and practical !

  95. Amanda says:

    My kids love it!

  96. Joanne D says:

    Because I don’t have to worry about driving, the bus driver does that while I read my way to work.

  97. Janice M says:

    I like reading while commuting

  98. Shawn says:

    The skytrain is so fast.

  99. Cindy says:

    It’s the green way to travel. And I can read a book!

  100. Andy says:

    I love transit because it saves me money and I can enjoy my books to pass commuting time.

  101. Jade says:

    So easy to get downtown!

  102. Kelsey W says:

    I love transit because its an easy, cost effective way to get where I need to go!

  103. Aaron L. says:

    because it brings me to school everyday.

  104. jeanie says:

    beats sitting in traffic from north shore to downtown =D

  105. Erica says:

    Easy to use, plus I don’t have to worry about falling asleep at the wheel after a night shift!

  106. Robyn says:

    Reading a book during my commute!

  107. Shareen says:

    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.

  108. Randy says:

    I love not having to find parking at my destination

  109. maria says:

    It’s convinient!

  110. Marianne says:

    Easy commute to major destinations!

  111. isha says:

    I can answer e-mails while on it

  112. Lorena Grande says:

    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!

  113. Alice H. says:

    Gets me where I need to go! Don’t need to worry about parking.

  114. Caitlin says:

    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! 🙂

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