Category Archives: Cars

GTCA Newsletter Contribution: Could Car-Sharing be Around the Corner?

The following article appeared in the Spring 2014 edition of the Gorge Tillicum Neighbourhood Association’s Newsletter. Do you want to save money, protect the environment, build a stronger community, and enhance your personal mobility? If you do, you might want to join … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With These Pictures? Bicylce Lane Blockages

I’ve been frustrated on a number of occasions when I approach construction zones on my bicycle. The necessary warning signs are often placed unnecessarily in the bicycle lane. This forces me to merge with motor vehicle traffic in already constricted … Continue reading

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Jane’s Walk 2013 – The Death and Life of the Tillicum-Burnside Action Plan?

For the second year in a row, I will be leading a Jane’s Walk, this time in the Gorge-Tillicum neighbourhood. The walk starts at 10:00 on Saturday, May 4, at Qu’Appelle Park, which is between Davin and Qu’appelle Streets, near Burnside … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Automobiles, Burnside, Cars, Cycling, Events, Gorge-Tillicum, Infrastructure, Jane's Walk, Land Use, Pedestrians, Photographs, Public Space, Public Transit, Sannich, Victoria, What's wrong with this picture? | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

Vincent’s Victoria Urban Miscellany — April 25, 2013

An occasional miscellany, including a supposed relationship between zombies, wood windows and freeway fighting superheroes. Also, I admit to occasionally walking – and leading walking tours. And a discourse about apples, gravity and photographs. The Vancouver Heritage Foundation on why wood … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With This Picture? A Bike Lane Bisection!

What’s Wrong With This Picture? Location: Craigflower Road. Across the street from Crown Palace/Chicken-on-the-Run Date/Time: June 5, 2012. 8:30 pm. Issue: A traffic cone at either end of this stretch of “grooved pavement” will not properly warn cyclists that the “gooved pavement” … Continue reading

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E&N Report/Editorial

The Times Colonist has an excellent editorial on the B.C. government’s short sighted lack of interest in properly funding upgrades to the E&N for freight and passenger rail. It’s quite right to say that in a case like this, supply … Continue reading

Posted in Automobiles, Cars, CRD, E&N, Esquimalt, Infrastructure, Planning, Public Transit, Rail, Vic West, Victoria | 1 Comment

Human Transit in Paris: Make the Streets Ours!

I’m consistently impressed by Jarrett Walker’s blog, Human Transit. His last few posts have been from Paris. Referring to a long standing debate on his blog about the differences between and merits of streetcars and LRTs (also see here and … Continue reading

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