I Love Transit Week 2014

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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!

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  1. Radhika KhanMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 9:45am PST

    very easy to use!

  2. AmMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 10:08am PST

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

  3. @wastedmassMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 10:12am PST

    It’s always on time

  4. SandraMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 10:43am PST

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

  5. Jake HamiltonMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 10:55am PST

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

  6. michael hMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 11:05am PST

    it gets me to work everyday!!!

  7. kayMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 11:05am PST

    Good for the environment

  8. Mary AnneMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 11:08am PST

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

  9. GregMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 11:12am PST

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

  10. ChistaMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 11:16am PST

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

  11. TrishMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 11:22am PST

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

  12. SharylinMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 11:36am PST

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

  13. Janet M-LMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 11:41am PST

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

  14. MariattaMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 12:01pm PST

    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 GMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 12:08pm PST

    I love being able to read and space out!

  16. Yuri ArtibiseMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 12:16pm PST

    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. daliMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 12:24pm PST

    no trafffffffficccccccc to worry about

  18. KarenMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 12:30pm PST

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

  19. rob kMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 12:31pm PST

    It’s faster and easier than driving at times!

  20. DebbieMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 12:47pm PST

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

  21. Samuel CMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 12:54pm PST

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

  22. RachelMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 1:13pm PST

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

  23. Lori-SuperhostYVRMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 1:25pm PST

    It’s cheaper than parking downtown.

  24. DarcyMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 1:45pm PST

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

  25. KerryMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 1:56pm PST

    Don’t have to drive but can on commute instead

  26. Sunshine HMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 2:16pm PST

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

  27. RoMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 2:24pm PST

    Interesting conversations with strangers

  28. swurlicurliMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 2:25pm PST

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

  29. AmandaMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 2:33pm PST

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

  30. McKenzieMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 3:31pm PST

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

  31. Sylvia PMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 3:45pm PST

    Saves a ton of money!

  32. TiffaniMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 4:03pm PST

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

  33. TiffaniMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 4:03pm PST

    *bus

  34. CarlosMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 4:08pm PST

    this is too cool!

  35. LisaMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 4:12pm PST

    Easy to use and better for environment than running a car

  36. Kim ReesMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 5:16pm PST

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

  37. katMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 5:59pm PST

    Saves me the cost and hassle of parking downtown!

  38. KittyPrideMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 7:48pm PST

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

  39. BonnieMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 7:50pm PST

    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 GMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 7:52pm PST

    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 JohnstonMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 7:56pm PST

    It’s convenient!

  42. HelenMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 8:32pm PST

    Its the cheapest way to get to work.

  43. BrendaMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 9:08pm PST

    Transit is so convenient, especially getting to/from downtown

  44. CliffMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 9:08pm PST

    Cheap, convenient and tax deductible (for now)

  45. KamMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 9:31pm PST

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

  46. Bonnie RMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 9:52pm PST

    It’s so much better for our environment!

  47. Mary WMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 10:09pm PST

    I use it everyday

  48. Jorge RealMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 10:15pm PST

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

  49. LindaMonday, August 25th, 2014 — 11:01pm PST

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

  50. StotesTuesday, August 26th, 2014 — 6:11am PST

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

  51. SarahTuesday, August 26th, 2014 — 7:23am PST

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

  52. ZiyaTuesday, August 26th, 2014 — 8:11am PST

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

  53. MoniqueTuesday, August 26th, 2014 — 8:50am PST

    I love transit because it is convenient

  54. JaimeTuesday, August 26th, 2014 — 9:19am PST

    I love transit because I can read my entire commute

  55. gordTuesday, August 26th, 2014 — 9:26am PST

    Convenient & fast for me to get to downtown 🙂

  56. CrisTuesday, August 26th, 2014 — 10:14am PST

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

  57. AnneTuesday, August 26th, 2014 — 10:37am PST

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

  58. LucTuesday, August 26th, 2014 — 11:51am PST

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

  59. CamilleTuesday, August 26th, 2014 — 12:07pm PST

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

  60. DonaldTuesday, August 26th, 2014 — 12:10pm PST

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

  61. Sarah MTuesday, August 26th, 2014 — 12:42pm PST

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

  62. AlexTuesday, August 26th, 2014 — 12:46pm PST

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

  63. Michelle WTuesday, August 26th, 2014 — 1:25pm PST

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

  64. DelphineTuesday, August 26th, 2014 — 6:13pm PST

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

  65. addieTuesday, August 26th, 2014 — 7:20pm PST

    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 MacDTuesday, August 26th, 2014 — 8:44pm PST

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

  67. AndriaTuesday, August 26th, 2014 — 8:54pm PST

    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. DonnaWednesday, August 27th, 2014 — 7:29am PST

    it’s affordable and efficient!

  69. PaulWednesday, August 27th, 2014 — 7:41am PST

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

  70. Jeff SWednesday, August 27th, 2014 — 10:09am PST

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

  71. DarwinWednesday, August 27th, 2014 — 10:16am PST

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

  72. Mike RobertsonWednesday, August 27th, 2014 — 11:28am PST

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

  73. KyleWednesday, August 27th, 2014 — 11:40am PST

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

  74. BrianneWednesday, August 27th, 2014 — 12:19pm PST

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

  75. JacquelineWednesday, August 27th, 2014 — 1:09pm PST

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

  76. Peter KWednesday, August 27th, 2014 — 2:38pm PST

    I love transit cause it gets me places!

  77. Carol McCannWednesday, August 27th, 2014 — 2:47pm PST

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

  78. Carol McCannWednesday, August 27th, 2014 — 2:51pm PST

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

  79. meredith hWednesday, August 27th, 2014 — 3:59pm PST

    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. HelenWednesday, August 27th, 2014 — 7:32pm PST

    I like the view of the city.

  81. MaureenWednesday, August 27th, 2014 — 7:38pm PST

    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. EileenWednesday, August 27th, 2014 — 8:36pm PST

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

  83. SandyWednesday, August 27th, 2014 — 11:57pm PST

    nice break from not having to drive or find parking

  84. JanetThursday, August 28th, 2014 — 6:59am PST

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

  85. KathleenThursday, August 28th, 2014 — 7:01am PST

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

  86. BAThursday, August 28th, 2014 — 8:59am PST

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

  87. wenxiaoThursday, August 28th, 2014 — 9:51am PST

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

  88. OliviaThursday, August 28th, 2014 — 11:32am PST

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

  89. LanaThursday, August 28th, 2014 — 11:35am PST

    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. SteveThursday, August 28th, 2014 — 12:40pm PST

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

  91. LauraThursday, August 28th, 2014 — 12:41pm PST

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

  92. joanneThursday, August 28th, 2014 — 10:54pm PST

    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. KateFriday, August 29th, 2014 — 7:10am PST

    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 KingstonFriday, August 29th, 2014 — 7:11am PST

    Cool Prize and practical !

  95. AmandaFriday, August 29th, 2014 — 7:53am PST

    My kids love it!

  96. Joanne DFriday, August 29th, 2014 — 8:03am PST

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

  97. Janice MFriday, August 29th, 2014 — 8:09am PST

    I like reading while commuting

  98. ShawnFriday, August 29th, 2014 — 8:10am PST

    The skytrain is so fast.

  99. CindyFriday, August 29th, 2014 — 8:28am PST

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

  100. AndyFriday, August 29th, 2014 — 8:37am PST

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

  101. JadeFriday, August 29th, 2014 — 8:49am PST

    So easy to get downtown!

  102. Kelsey WFriday, August 29th, 2014 — 9:55am PST

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

  103. Aaron L.Friday, August 29th, 2014 — 11:06am PST

    because it brings me to school everyday.

  104. jeanieFriday, August 29th, 2014 — 11:53am PST

    beats sitting in traffic from north shore to downtown =D

  105. EricaFriday, August 29th, 2014 — 1:47pm PST

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

  106. RobynFriday, August 29th, 2014 — 1:49pm PST

    Reading a book during my commute!

  107. ShareenFriday, August 29th, 2014 — 1:55pm PST

    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. RandyFriday, August 29th, 2014 — 3:40pm PST

    I love not having to find parking at my destination

  109. mariaFriday, August 29th, 2014 — 4:12pm PST

    It’s convinient!

  110. MarianneFriday, August 29th, 2014 — 7:45pm PST

    Easy commute to major destinations!

  111. ishaFriday, August 29th, 2014 — 10:55pm PST

    I can answer e-mails while on it

  112. Lorena GrandeFriday, August 29th, 2014 — 11:57pm PST

    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.Saturday, August 30th, 2014 — 7:56pm PST

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

  114. CaitlinMonday, September 1st, 2014 — 9:13am PST

    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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