Category Archives: UBC

Press release: COPE calls for real public input into a new transportation plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2015 COPE CALLS FOR REAL PUBLIC INPUT INTO A NEW TRANSPORTATION PLAN ——————————— Plebiscite process a mockery of democracy   Now that the people of Metro Vancouver have rejected the transportation plebiscite, the Coalition of … Continue reading

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All we’re asking for is a little r-e-s-p-e-c-t

City watchers are still buzzing about a meeting held behind closed doors last month at UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning. It was all about what Michael Geller describes as Vancouver city hall’s “diminishing respect for the importance of … Continue reading

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Support Transit — But the Dice are Loaded

Metro Vancouver Mayor’s Council has determined the referendum question for raising funds for improved transit. The vote will come this spring, and basically it goes like this: Do you support a 0.5 per cent increase in the provincial sales tax … Continue reading

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Underground Skytrain Oxymoron Puts Vancouver on the Wrong Track

This August marked the 5th birthday of the most expensive transit project in Vancouver’s history, the Canada Line. As thousands of commuters wait too long to board the 99 B-Line to UBC, Vision Vancouver and select media blow their horns about … Continue reading

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Kirk LaPointe’s Flip-Flop

Today, I would like to address the issue of transit along the Broadway corridor. As we all know, Mayor Gregor Robertson and his Vision Vancouver colleagues are promoting a subway down Broadway out to UBC. That’s pretty much all we … Continue reading

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