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April 26, 2018

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Image: Street Art #12

April 25, 2018


Night Music: Will You?

April 24, 2018


Mo’ Bikes On The East Side

April 23, 2018

As previewed at the last GWAC meeting, we now have more details on the expansion of the MOBI bike sharing system to more of the East side.  The Vancouver Courier reports that:

“Fifteen new bike share stations have been installed in the Mount Pleasant and Commercial Drive area. It’s part of an overall expansion of the bike rental system into East Vancouver that will see another 35 stations in place by summer, for a total of about 50 new stations and 500 bikes being made available in that part of the city.”

In Grandview, the new stations are at:

  • Woodland and 10th
  • Commercial and 10th
  • Commercial and 8th
  • Grandview Hwy (near Commercial)
  • Commercial and 4th
  • Commercial and 2nd
  • Commercial and Grant
  • Commercial and Charles
  • Commercial and Napier

The Courier adds that two more stations will be installed in East Vancouver next week at these sites:

  • Commercial and Adanac (bike route)
  • Adanac and McLean (bike route)

The Mobi by Shaw Go service area now includes the Downtown Peninsula, roughly bounded by Victoria Drive, Arbutus Street, 16 Avenue, to the Burrard Inlet and into Stanley Park.  With the present expansion, they are clearly making sure they catch the influx of commuters at the ever-growing Broadway & Commercial transit nexus.

More importantly, I think it is a signal that this kind of integrated mobility system isn’t going away anytime soon, and will only get better as innovation and feedback drive the process forward.


Image: Kayaks In The Mist

April 23, 2018


Happy Birthday JMW!

April 23, 2018

My favourite artist of all time, Joseph Mallard William Turner, was born on this date in 1775.  He was the master of light and wind and of both motion and stillness.

Giudecca, La Donna della Salute and San Giorgio. Oil on canvas. 24 x 36 in (61 x 91.5 cm).

Snow Storm – Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth


Poem: Do Not Go Gently

April 23, 2018

By Dylan Thomas. For my Dad.