Driving · New Westminster

A proposal for New Westminster’s street parking

If there’s one thing that really makes my head spin, it’s street parking in New Westminster. I’m really of two minds about street parking. On one hand, I really hate it. I think New Westminster’s residental parking permits are way too cheap at $5 per vehicle per year (for renewals — the first year is… Continue reading A proposal for New Westminster’s street parking

Driving · New Westminster

Speed on the Pattullo Bridge

In April 2015 G. Ho Engineering Consultants prepared a report for TransLink titled Pattullo Bridge Road Safety Assessment. In it they examined (amongst other things) speed levels on the Pattullo. The speed limit on the Pattullo Bridge is 50 km/h, as the bridge is narrow, lacks a barrier between opposing traffic flows, lacks a barrier… Continue reading Speed on the Pattullo Bridge

Driving · New Westminster · Pride

Let’s Pride up New Westminster’s streets

New Westminster has a great LGBTQ Pride scene, led by (obviously) New West Pride. 2015 Pride Week is coming August 8th to 15th, capped with a huge street party on Columbia Street on the 15th. New Westminster is putting in curb extensions around town, with the most-recent being installed at Fourth Street and Carnarvon Street.… Continue reading Let’s Pride up New Westminster’s streets