Advocacy, education and outreach in support of Vancouver's public spaces

3950442795_2ac95ce537_z “Youthification” of Vancouver : Redefining Accessibility and the Urban Form

by Victor Lam On September 16th, I had the opportunity to listen to Markus Moos, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Planning of the Faculty of Environment from the University of Waterloo. Mr. Moos spoke at the ‘Rethinking Transportation:... Continue reading »

September 25, 2014   |   0 comments
Who Needs Drive Ins? Park(ing) Day Special: Vancouver’s first Bike-in Movie Night

On Friday, September 19, the Vancouver Public Space Network presents Vancouver’s first “Bike-in Movie Night”, a public installation offered as a part of Park(ing) Day—an annual worldwide event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into... Continue reading »

September 17, 2014   |   0 comments
One ride at a time... from GetOnBoardBC's Instagram. Supporting regional transportation funding through Get On Board BC

Transportation is a profoundly regional issue. Our collective quality of life as residents of Vancouver is affected by the relationship it has with the surrounding areas throughout the entire metro region. How people travel into Vancouver from neighbouring municipalities shapes not only the daily... Continue reading »

June 13, 2014   |   0 comments
Barclay Cycle Hire in London. 
Image by Jason Paris Big Ideas for the City: Public Bike Share

There are now over 500 public bike share programs throughout the world offering very short term bike rental from a network of affordable self service stations typically located in urban centres. Many people have heard of the larger programs like... Continue reading »

May 18, 2014   |   0 comments
Downtown Bus Network Help enrich Vancouver’s downtown public space: Downtown Bus Service Review & Robson Redux

A quick update to let you know about two important initiatives related to Robson Square and downtown Vancouver’s public realm. They are time-specific, so please take a moment to read on. Downtown Bus Service Review Last year, Translink initiated a... Continue reading »

April 9, 2014   |   0 comments