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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 […]

Transit Pet Peeves: One person’s contest, another person’s social inclusion setback

Last week, TransLink announced that they are running a contest/campaign on their Facebook page involving riders’ pet peeves in transit. They are encouraging people to people to vote, elimination-style, on the behaviors observed on transit that people find most irritating. The incentives to do so, aside from that wonderful feeling of having gotten your feelings […]

Disconnect: A toast to the #15 Bus, newly truncated

I live near Cambie Street in Vancouver. Cambie’s taken a bit of a beating for the past while. For 2 years there was a giant trench on the roadway as the Canada Line underground subway was being built using cut and cover methods; many family-owned businesses ceased to be during those fiscally trying times, as […]

Municipal government correspondence on websites enables efficient sharing

Pete Quily directed me to a recent story in the Georgia Straight about West Vancouver’s opening up of Council Correspondence (this is their correspondence page for 2010) on their website. Charlie Smith, the author of the article, calls for all Metro Vancouver municipalities to follow suit, in making their interactions with everyone open and available. […]

TransportCamp: dancing in the professional divide

A few days ago, an upcoming unconference known as TransportCamp came across my radar. It’s being organized by The Car Co-op (perhaps better known as the Co-operative Auto Network), and has a number of sponsors, such as VanCity, TransLink, The Cooperators (the insurance company), and BCAA. There is a $25 admission fee, and it’s happening […]

Blogathon 2009 – Vancouver is not serious about rail

Guest post from Richard Eriksson discussing his thoughts on the future of rail infrastructure in Vancouver.

Improved SkyTrain service on the horizon

Yesterday, Richard and I were fortunate enough to get a sneak-peek at the new Mark II SkyTrains – Mark II version 2.0, if you will, where Mark II version 1.0 are those curvy white trains that made their debut with the Millenium Line. The new ones have similar colouring both on the inside and 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 […]

Personal Rapid Iterative Design: Reflection on SkyTrain Unconference

The idea of public rapid iterative design on myself is very tempting. It basically looks like this: State what you think you’re about. Do something that changes your mind. State how this has changed what you think you’re about. Do it again. I watched one of my favorite people in the world do it over […]

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 […]