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“Active transportation” plan for 2011 will see $2 million in pedestrian, cycling improvements

Pedestrians, cyclists and almost every city neighbourhood will benefit from $2 million in strategic “active transportation” investments proposed in this year’s capital spending program, headed to council for approval next week. (Details are in Ap…

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“Solution” to traffic congestion comes down to “let the rich pay” — and the rest can walk?

The alluring subhead on Andrew Coyne’s “Stuck in Traffic,” in the latest issue of Maclean’s, declares: “We now spend the equivalent of 32 working days a year

Fontaine provides predictions for the Royal City


River Market re-opening may revitalize New West waterfront Photo: Briana Tomkinson

Last month, the New Westminster News Leader asked my colleague Daniel Fontaine to answer a few questions

Translink faces critical 90 days to achieve Evergreen funding, new long-term sustainability

With Campbell gone, is there anyone in Victoria who can deal on Translink funding for the Evergreen Line?

With the pillars of the new Port Mann Bridge

Cost of Hornby bike lane? About equivalent to two left turn lanes on Knight St.

How expensive is the Hornby bike lane? At $3.4 million, it is almost exactly the same price as two left turn lanes approved by council today

False Creek Residents Association votes against BC Place casino

Last Wednesday, the False Creek Residents Association (FCRA) voted unanimously to oppose the expansion and relocation of Edgewater Casino to B.C. Place. They join a growing list of

Right-sizing Vancouver taxi fleet a tricky question when cab fares are lowest of major Canadian cities

As I passed a long rank of idle cabs outside the Sutton Place Hotel early this morning on my way to the gym, I wondered where the TV

A new heart for the city? Anthony Perl urges removal of the Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts

In the first of the Globe and Mail’s Big Ideas series on ways to transform Vancouver, SFU professor Anthony Perl urges removal of the Georgia and Dunsmuir

The truth about traffic enforcement — and those wacky cyclists — from a traffic enforcer

Few recent e-mails to city council have summarized drivers’ frustrations with cyclists as colourfully as the citizen whose e-mail triggered the following reply from VPD traffic officer Jeff

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