Tag Archives: public transit

Me on Vancouver Transportation in Spacing Fall 2012 issue

TonightOn September 25th, the fine folks at Spacing Magazine will celebrated the launch of the latest issue of Spacing Magazine. As Spacing has done since last year, they publish one two national issues a year with contributions from cities across Canada. I am grateful that the editors extended to me an opportunity to contribute, alongside […]

Reflecting on This Is Our Stop

Last Thursday, friends and local web app artisans Tylor Sherman and Todd Sieling (principals of Denim and Steel) launched This is Our Stop, a web application they have spent the last few months developing and testing. It is a refinement of my original concept of “a Facebook wall for every bus stop” I proposed back […]

A little more about #myresearch

#myresearch looks at how planning orgs have used & understand Twitter for public engagement on sustainability issues. Here’s a little more on what that research is looking at, why I chose Twitter, and what I hope to get out of this research.

TransportCamp: rapid-fire impressions

Not being at the opening circle is a HUGE set-back when it’s a new crowd. I clearly need to polish up on my how to have the “what is social media?” conversation; but under the circumstances, especially with such a thoughtful bunch, I think the group facilitated itself quite well. A couple of weeks ago […]

Transit Writing at TransLinked.com

I’ve started posting about transit over at TransLinked.com. It seems to be working a bit better than my attempts to write commentary and analysis on transit to this blog, for some hazy ill-defined reasons regarding the association of this blog with my online self-identity, and — perhaps more plausibly — the small size of the […]

Transit Photography in Vancouver – now criminal?

Thunder and lightning, very, very frightening! The issue of photography in transit is raising its ugly head again as the transit police (partially funded by the Federal Government, judging by the livery) have stuck ads in transit asking people to report “suspicious” behaviour and illustrate that with people taking pictures of security cameras! What can […]

Busker Idol needs your help!

“Busker Idol,” you ask? Yes. Busker Idol. (!!!) Busker Idol is my working title / codename for an idea I’ve had for at least two years, that I’ve started to flesh out and test a little more earnestly in the past little while. Where did this come from? The basic idea is the intersection of […]

Random Transit-ry of the week

It’s been an interesting week of random transit-ry, and there’s still a day and a half left. I had a really bad Tuesday – there’s a story, but this unpleasant experience meant I rode transit for about three hours that day, and I managed to pay forward two happy incidents: I chatted up someone new […]

BarCamp Vancouver 2008 – Unconference Meta

For those of you who don’t know much about unconferences, this past weekend saw the 2008 edition of BarCamp Vancouver on Granville Island. I proposed a session called “BarCamps for Non-Techies” and, at 2pm, turned up to the stage to find a good group of around 20-25 people. We decided to drag the chairs onto […]