Three Pedestrians Killed in 30 Hours in Vancouver – Change is Needed Now

Photo by kat wilcox on Pexels.com Three people within 30 hours in Metro Vancouver lost their lives doing a very simple act-walking on the street. A senior was mowed down by a truck in the early afternoon. And a 40 year old woman and a  man in his thirties lost their lives at 5:00 a.m. andContinue reading “Three Pedestrians Killed in 30 Hours in Vancouver – Change is Needed Now”

Don’t Build Separated Bike Lanes~Build Slower Streets!

  Rod King has a different perspective about  building separated bike lanes and his point is well taken. The head of a British organization advocating for reduced road speed,  King asks why we build great quality separated infrastructure for cycling when the real problem is the speeds that drivers travel at. The higher the vehicularContinue reading “Don’t Build Separated Bike Lanes~Build Slower Streets!”

Toronto Reboots Vision Zero to Actually Mean Zero Deaths

Toronto Star reporter Ben Spurr has continued the conversation about road violence against vulnerable road users in that city. It’s been a surprisingly uphill battle in Toronto where 190 pedestrians and 7 cyclists have died in the past five years. But Toronto is not the big city leader in road deaths in Canada. Vancouver is.Continue reading “Toronto Reboots Vision Zero to Actually Mean Zero Deaths”

Do School Crosswalks Need a Pop-up Repair Kit?

WalkMetroVan@WalkMetroVan City of Victoria says school crosswalk “fix” may be hundreds of thousands of dollars,need data to prove its http://needed.NO ~slow traffic speed, make crossing distance shorter, enforce vehicular speed.We will come and show you how.http://ctv.news/8yU5hKP  11 11:40 PM – Nov 10, 2018 Twitter Ads info and privacy Parents fed up with cars speeding through VictoriaContinue reading “Do School Crosswalks Need a Pop-up Repair Kit?”

That Electric Scooter Idea is Not That New

But this time and place is different~here is Lady Florence Norman going to work in London in 1916, 100 years ago.  Lady Norman was an active suffragette and also ran a hospital in France during the first  world war. Her scooter called an “Autoped” was a birthday present and was one of the first examplesContinue reading “That Electric Scooter Idea is Not That New”

Pedestrian Push Buttons and Pedestrian Priority~Australia, where the Car is still King

Image Sandy James If you think the car is king in Metro Vancouver and in Canada generally, you need to have a visit to Australia where both the law and the pedestrian crossing times solidly put the pedestrian as a second class citizen to vehicular traffic. The Guardian disclosed that “Pedestrians across Australia are pressing theContinue reading “Pedestrian Push Buttons and Pedestrian Priority~Australia, where the Car is still King”

A Speed Bump and Earthquake Fissures in Mexico City

The Director of Engineering at the City of Vancouver, Jerry Dobrovolny was in Mexico City assessing the earthquake damage which severely impacted some of the poorest neighbourhoods. He sent this photo of an augmented speed bump. The two photos below show the impact of an earthquake fissure three feet deep that runs through a park, andContinue reading “A Speed Bump and Earthquake Fissures in Mexico City”

Tsawwassen Mills Mall, Design & Over Eight Thousand Parking Spaces

Price Tags Vancouver has been reporting  on the ongoing saga of Tsawwassen Mills, a 1.2 million square foot retail mall with an ancillary “local serving” mall located north of Tsawwassen on former farm lands which were among the most fertile in Canada.  Even though this mall is part of the very well-known  Ivanhoe Cambridge retailContinue reading “Tsawwassen Mills Mall, Design & Over Eight Thousand Parking Spaces”

Washington State Road Pricing Project Seeks Canadian Drivers

As reported in the Province by Jen Saltman the City of Surrey is looking for two hundred Canadian drivers to participate in Washington State’s new road pricing initiative. Commenced in 2012 the Washington State Transportation Commission is exploring how and where road usage charges could be applied and have embarked on a year-long pilot project. Two thousandContinue reading “Washington State Road Pricing Project Seeks Canadian Drivers”

Driving Vehicles When You Are Over Eighty (Years Not Speed)

In March the Province of British Columbia enacted new rules for drivers of eighty years of age or more. Those drivers must have a doctor’s note submitted every two years stating they are “medically competent” and must  undertake an on-road test or road assessment if required.  This is similar to the Province of Ontario whichContinue reading “Driving Vehicles When You Are Over Eighty (Years Not Speed)”