Tag Archives: transportation

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 […]

Online Social Networking, Travel Behaviours and Choice of Urban Transportation Mode

Friend Rob Cottingham drew an interesting webcomic recently. His witty and observant comic is syndicated on ReadWriteWeb, a techhnology-focused blog. The comic touches on a phenomenon I’ve observed in my own life that I’ve had a chance to do a little bit of scholarly work on; namely, how well mobile technologies go with transit. I […]

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 […]

Social Media and Planning, or My Passion and Frustration Story in Progress

During BarCamp, I attended Boris Mann and Mark Busse’s session on Balancing Passion and Frustration – but I stepped out to chat with someone across the room in the middle of the session, and now I’m kicking myself a bit for it. Near the start, I offered the story of how I turned one of […]

Blogathon 2009 – Vancouver is not serious about rail

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

A Piece About Love

One night, about 3 or 4 days before Transport Hero Camp at the CUTA Youth Summit, I woke up at 5am and wrote something that had been bopping in my head for 2 months: how I wanted to address the delegates at the beginning of the event. Those who attended know that my delivery fell […]