Forget about a Broadway subway, think LRT along West 16th

Adam Fitch, Special to The Vancouver Sun  12.10.2012 The City of Vancouver is wrong, at this time, to advocate for an underground LRT line along West Broadway to the University of British Columbia. Stop calling it the “Broadway line,” and start calling it the “UBC line,” and you will see my point. The city’s report…

Globe editorial: Why has building new infrastructure become so difficult?

Originally posted by The Globe and Mail on June 17, 2018 Citizens mostly do a good job of recognizing the hollowness of political stock phrases. Yet there is one bit of campaign rhetoric that still leaves many nodding their heads sagely, if not reaching for the Kleenex: the ubiquitous “infrastructure investment.” Just about every ambitious…

Dear PM: Don’t Waste Billions on Bad Transit Projects

Originally Posted By Patrick M. Condon, 25 Jan 2016, TheTyee.ca Toronto and Vancouver subway wrong for taxpayers, riders and planet. Dear Mr. Trudeau, Congratulations on your recent victory. I was happy to see that you support infrastructure investments, particularly in transit. Good on you! I was even happier to see that you want to spend your…

The unaffordable subway

Originally posted by Elizabeth Murphy, June 2016, at Common Ground Metro Vancouver scheme has the hallmarks of a pro-development and deeply flawed transit strategy Equivalent electric streetcar network deliverable for same cost of proposed Broadway Corridor subway (Prof. Patrick Condon, et al, 2008, “The case for the tram; learning from Portland, Sustainability by Design: An examination of alternatives to…