Archive for the category "traffic"

Pattullo Bridge Fire, Monday Commute Won't be Pretty

Comments 36 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’ve written enough about the Pattullo Bridge over the years that this aging decrepit structure has warranted its own tag; from asbestos in the deck, possible tolls, to lanes that are dangerously slim. Early this morning a fire broke out under its deck, forcing those who depend on it as a Fraser River crossing to […]

Vancouver Traffic Cameras Get Home Safe

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’ve featured a few area webcams before however on days like today, when people need to get across the region while the roads are covered in ice, snow, and drivers that certainly are not used to these conditions, it may come in handy to check out the routes before you leave the comfort of your […]

Rogers Santa Claus Parade 2008

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Tomorrow (December 7th) at 1:00pm the downtown core will be filled with floats, music, and a visit from the big guy himself during the Rogers Santa Claus Parade. Photo credit: w_yvr on Flickr There’s always quite the crowd (rain or shine) so you may want to stake out your spot a bit early. Photo credit: […]

Vancouver 2010 Street Closures and Transportation Concepts

Comments 19 by Rebecca Bollwitt

You can find Celebration of Light road closure info here. One thing I love about not owning a car and living downtown is that I can get pretty much anywhere I need to go either by walking or on transit. Buses, SkyTrains, West Coast Express, and my own two legs can be relied upon whenever […]

WTS – What The Surrey #31: Pattullo Passage

Comments 11 by Rebecca Bollwitt

After 71 years, the Pattullo is probably now in its most dangerous condition. Aside from being too narrow for modern-day vehicles and transportation standards, causing dozens to lose theirs lives in recent years, and even being packed with asbestos, the Bridge of Death is just plain scary to cross (so don’t ask why I did […]