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Transportation Economist, Regional Planner, Blogger
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The combined impact of five major industrial projects will kill off the salmon and most of the wildlife. It can be stopped - but only by us speaking out now. 

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via Photo Challenge: Wish The photo was taken last week in Old Havana, on the Paseo Marti at lunchtime. We had found a restaurant on the roof of the Asturias friendship association’s building: they have a barbecue up there. I had a whole grilled red…

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New play: go see it!

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In a recent study that compares transit costs around the world our system ranks about half way in a list of 89 that puts Cairo as the cheapest and London as the most expensive. Toronto is in the top ten. The rest of this post is going to be a simple cut…

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I attended the second forum at the Translink headquarters on Monday. Somehow I seem to have missed the whole phase 1 of this project. However you can always go to the translink website and catch up. Before the meeting we were sent the Phase 2 Discussion…

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The headline comes from the Langley Advance. The good thing is that the report itself is actually available in the article page and for download from Scribd, so you can make your own judgement about what it says. Of course the press will always go with a…

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via Photo Challenge: Solitude There are quite a few photos like this on my Flickr stream. Unlike crows or starlings, the Great Blue Heron prefer solitude – at least when (s)he is going fishing. I started taking pictures of these birds when I heard about…

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via Photo Challenge: Repurpose This bench is made from a repurposed railway wheelset – two wheels welded onto an axle to make one solid unit. The ends of the axle have been cut off and smoothed over to reduce hazards to passing pedestrians. It is located…

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This post actually got some attention from Canada Post on Twitter

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via Photo Challenge: Ambience I asked my partner if she could think of one of my photos that had “ambience”. I used my best French accent on that word which must have influenced her choice. This is the interior of the Palais du Louvre in Paris. This is…
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