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Old January 29th, 2012, 02:08 AM   #3901
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That sums up my transit dream as well for Vancouver.
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Old February 4th, 2012, 11:56 PM   #3902
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Old February 7th, 2012, 06:25 PM   #3903
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Queer, there's barely any automobile traffic there
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Old February 9th, 2012, 06:12 AM   #3904
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Queer, there's barely any automobile traffic there
Probably because there are not a lot of roads to be seen? And the skytrain is moving through the industrial areas of the False Creek Flats... Not really relevant in any case.
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Old February 9th, 2012, 11:12 PM   #3905
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1st Ave, the Georgia viaduct, etc, are arterial ... I remember those roads being busy but the clip shows nary more than some ghost town ...
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Old February 10th, 2012, 12:29 AM   #3906
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1st Ave, the Georgia viaduct, etc, are arterial ... I remember those roads being busy but the clip shows nary more than some ghost town ...
Ermm...? I see cars... Not really a traffic jam I guess, but cars none the less...

Maybe traffic was a little lighter than normal because:
-He caught the right signal timing
-perhaps earlier in the morning
-maybe on a weekend?
-all of the above

but the linger question is... so?
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Old February 10th, 2012, 02:15 AM   #3907
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1st Ave, the Georgia viaduct, etc, are arterial ... I remember those roads being busy but the clip shows nary more than some ghost town ...
That part of road is actually Terminal Ave, not 1st Ave. What you're looking at is the parking lane, so no shit you won't see a lot of traffic. Lol! And you can barely see the top side of Georgia, so it's difficult to guage traffic density from that angle. Give it up.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 03:18 AM   #3908
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Why bother, since Vancouver itself has already beaten me to it
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Old February 10th, 2012, 10:04 AM   #3909
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Vancouver roads are usually gridlocked between 8 am and 8 pm. There are major choke points everywhere. The only part that isn't is the western part of Vancouver proper, which has more road capacity than the eastern part that feeds it.
I had to drive someone from the airport to Port Moody, took about 2 hours to get from the airport to there. Average speed was 20 km/h
Vancouver is in desperate need of an East-West highway to properly channel traffic not traveling locally.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 10:06 AM   #3910
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I don't think anyone had posted these yet... I just love these videos..





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Old February 10th, 2012, 11:15 PM   #3911
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Old February 26th, 2012, 07:25 PM   #3912
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Old March 30th, 2012, 07:03 AM   #3913
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Nothing suspicious about it; it's just not new. This parkade (that's what we call them over here) is at least 40-45 years old; nobody's ever driven through it, nor have any vehicles fallen off. Since we live in an earthquake belt here, it also has to be capable of not falling over when things jiggle.

For those keeping score, this photo is looking SW from Waterfront Station across Cordova St. towards Granville St.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 11:20 AM   #3914
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Old August 15th, 2012, 10:34 PM   #3915
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Fare gates were just revealed not long ago at Marine Drive Station. It's by Cubic, the same company that does the gates for London and San Francisco (hence the similarity).


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Old August 16th, 2012, 03:10 AM   #3916
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I'm not a fan of those fare gates , I like the ones NYC uses or Boston...
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Old September 14th, 2012, 01:04 PM   #3917
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More pictures installed at different stations:
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King Edward Station By Stephen Rees


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King Edward Station By Stephen Rees


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Vancouver City Centre By Sweet One
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Old September 25th, 2012, 06:27 AM   #3918
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From Skyscraperpage Local Forum, here are some photos of the station reconstruction to accommodate for fare gates, for station revitalization, and expansion.

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(stand by, some images are messed up... stupid ImageShack) >.>

All images taken by me on Friday, mostly focusing on stations whose entrances got the biggest upgrades. Some notable omissions are New Westminster and Scott Road, as those were not "en route" by the time I called it a night.
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Old September 25th, 2012, 06:11 PM   #3919
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So the days of free rides are over?
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Old September 27th, 2012, 06:33 AM   #3920
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So the days of free rides are over?
Soon...

On a more serious note, they've been constantly running loop announcements of "new fare enforcement rules" and "thanking passengers for having a validated fare."
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