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A park under every parking spot

Is there a park under every parking spot? Can car sharing reduce the demand for parking in cities? If cities needed less parking because residents were walking, riding, using public transit and using car sharing the space that was being used to park cars could be transformed for other uses. Public space is a valuable […]

A mini van in every drive way

“A mini van in every drive way” Acrylic on recovered plywood, 48″x48″ in progress

Jim Deva Plaza and Davie Village public space improvements

photos of Jim and the plaza Whenever I climb a ladder I think of Jim Deva and remind myself to be careful. Jim died in a tragic accident, falling off a ladder while pruning a tree at his home. His death was a shocking surprise to everyone. Jim was a hero to many of us […]

Desire lines

“Desire lines” is a term coined by the French Philosopher Gaston Bachelard, which refers to “ the psychological, physical need to get from one place to the next”. While paths are carefully designed by landscape architects in public spaces, often the lived experiences of the folks that use these spaces take over and create their […]

Is parking in the West End driving you crazy?

The City of Vancouver wants your help to make parking in the West End better. Fill out the following survey and help? http://vancouver.ca/streets-transportation/west-end-parking-survey.aspx If you live in a densely populated community there is hardly anything more frustrating than parking. For the past 50 years as the rise of the personal ownership of cars has developed […]

50% of all trips made by foot, bike or transit. Lets keep expanding the network

Add your name in support of better and safer active transportation network in Vancouver It’s hard not to be happy and have a smile on your face when you are riding a bike in Vancouver. What a wonderful weekend for riding it was. It’s really starting to feels like summer now that the sun is […]

Voting “yes”

I know why I am voting “yes” in the transit referendum: To have a healthier and happier future for my family. I am convinced that by increasing our regional transit capacity there will be more opportunity for us to live active lives and create a positive environment for everyone in the Metro Van region to […]

The 2014 Celebration of Light

Saturday, July 26 United States 10pm Wednesday, July 30 Frances, 10 pm Saturday, August 2, Japan, 10 pm With the temperature soaring the summer is well under way. The annual Celebration of Light is set to start on Saturday July 26 with the US selected to start the show. With thousands of people descending on […]

Conflicted Space? Robson Square, Viva Vancouver and the #5 Robson Bus-Do you care?

Do you care if the #5 bus runs straight down Robson St. or would you rather see a permanent public plaza in front of the Art Gallery? Personally I support the idea of a public plaza on Robson St., but I know a lot of folks in the West End have strong opinions on this […]

Happy Pride weekend!

Photos from Last year’s parade