While Vancouver prides itself on multi-modal transportation options, with less than half of trips into its downtown in cars, free parking is still sacrosanct for many.
Streetfight offers an empowering road map for rethinking, reinvigorating, and redesigning city streets to work better for everybody that use them.
This video is a collaboration between city planner, urban designer, and author Jeff Speck, and 3D artist Spencer Boomhower, this series of videos describes some of the most common and most effective “road diets.”
This is a combination of four videos. You can see the individual videos here:
What is a “Road Diet”?
A road diet, also called a lane reduction or road rechannelization, is a technique in transportation planning whereby the number of travel lanes and/or effective width of the road is reduced in order to achieve systemic improvements.
This month we’ll be meeting at the newish Big Rock Urban Eatery at 310 West 4th Avenue in Lower Mount Pleasant.
This month we’ll be meeting at The Harrow Eatery & Bar at 850 Thurlow (near Robson) in the West End.
“Yes” coalition calls on voters to support Metro Vancouver transportation improvements and determine its transportation future.
The Vancouver Urbanist Meetup is starting the new year with a special guest! Gregg Vann, an urban designer from Brisbane is in town and will be joining us.
A great video that highlights the success one of Vancouver’s most recent—and controversial—urban interventions: the Seaside Greenway and bike route along Cornwall and Point Great Road.
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Vancouver commuters go slower than anyone else in North America, according to data from GPS company TomTom. The city’s transportation director says the traffic congestion is due to economic growth and an increasing population.
This video by Matt Taylor highlights—in very stark terms—the necessity of a high level of transit investment in a growing metropolitan area like Vancouver.