Opening day of Canada Line

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A lot of bad blood has been spilled over the Canada Line. I know as I was at the COPE meetings in the bad old days when the “Friend’s of Larry Campbell” were exiting the party. Raymond Louie was routinely hackled each time he showed his face at a meeting for casting his a vote in favour of the Canada Line, back in the days when elected officials were on the Translink Board.

Given all the past controversy over the Canada Line, the mood of the opening day was festive. I stood in line with my daughters yesterday for about 2 hours to ride the new line.
We got on the line at the Downtown Station one stop before the Waterfront Station; it was already full and we had to stand. Then at every station we picked up more folks. By the Yaletown Roundhouse Station I thought we were full and could not take any more passengers, but at every station we packed in even closer together. I ride the #5 bus regularly and anyone who rides that bus in the morning knows that if you are not on at the first stop you don’t get a seat. In the West End we are pretty proud about how tight we can stuff the #5 on snowy or cold, rainy days in the winter. The opening day of the Canada Line was even beyond the baseline winter #5 saga. Continue reading Opening day of Canada Line →

Olympic Transportation Plan

There is no secret to the Olympic Transportation Plan. The plan is the responsibility of the Department of Engineering and all the plans have been on the CoV’s website since March.
In addition to plans being post on the internet there was public open house on March 30 at the Roundhouse.

Most of the maps are available on the 2010 Host City Website at:

Olympic Host City

There’s also a FAQ that will help answer many people’s questions at:

FAQ

Host City Olympic Transportation Plan:
Olympic Transportation Plan

Pedestrian Corridor Plans:

Pedestrian Corridor Plans

Olympic Period Cycling Map:

Cycling Map

The Engineer responsible for the Olympic Transportation Plan is Paul Storer and his contact info is as follows:
phone 604 873 7693 paul.storer@vancouver.ca

IOCC News Conference

Dave Eby of the BCCLA

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