Archive for the category "transit"

Summer Road Closures in Vancouver, June 2008

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

If you’re a driver in downtown Vancouver the beginning of June might cause you a few headaches. Aside from the “usual” Canada Line or water main construction, June is “Bike Month” in the city and several events will be taking place that involve some major road closures. Triathlon Vancouver: The Triathlon events will cause a […]

Vancouver History: City Reflections, the Streetcar Ride of 1907

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It has been over a year since John and I received a preview copy of the 1907 trolley car footage of Vancouver on DVD. The film is the earliest footage of Vancouver and was shot with a hand-crank camera mounted on the front of a B.C. Electric Railway streetcar by William Harbeck of Seattle. Included […]

Weathering the Canada Line Storm

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

What is there to write about when you’re momentarily uninspired? You write about the weather (and in this town, transit and construction too). Influenced by Keira’s lust for Jugo Juice as of late, I headed over to my nearby location to pick up a Berry Blast and a wrap for lunch. Along the way I […]

Tuesday Morning Link Fest now in Sticker Form

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last year when I got my Macbook I was unsure about ever covering it with stickers. It was right after Northern Voice and I noticed almost everyone there had their laptops covered in geeky yet rad stickers. I waited this long – almost a year – but after my friend Linus gave me a birthday […]

Successful First TransitCamp Vancouver

Comments 16 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Cool trains, nifty buses running us all over town, happy little sea buses carting us over to the mountainous North Shore, why wouldn’t we have a TransitCamp in this town? I think for the most part though, the main issues raised at TransitCamp were more buses, more scheduled times, more access and more info is […]