Category Archives: Transit

UBC SkyTrain will haunt us for generations to come

I am so disappointed that Vancouver city council voted by a margin of 9 to 2 to approve the SkyTrain extension from Arbutus all the way to UBC. Even the three Green councillors all voted in favour of this very … Continue reading

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The sky-high price of gullibility: the case against underground SkyTrain to UBC

The possibility of an underground Broadway SkyTrain all the way to UBC has been in the news again lately. I so hope that this does not come to pass. Let me explain why. First, let’s talk briefly about some of … Continue reading

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Hurried “chainsaw massacre” of our city’s zoning

I don’t normally read the Vancouver Sun — it’s much too conservative for me. However, I was recently made aware of a great guest editorial by Elizabeth Murphy, a respected urbanist and former member of Vancouver’s planning department. Her op … Continue reading

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