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New Westminster Transportation

Down with the parkade!

For some reason New Westminster’s Front Street Parkade is back in the news. It appears that some people missed the years and years of public debate and consultation about the parkade’s removal and think that now’s the time to re-open that debate. It isn’t. The parkade is still a waste of money. The parking isn’t […]

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2015 Transit Referendum New Westminster TransLink Transportation

Referendum Facts: The Pattullo Bridge

No matter what happens in the upcoming Metro Vancouver transportation referendum, the Pattullo Bridge will be replaced, and it will be tolled. The Pattullo Bridge went into service in 1937. It was constructed to the standards of the time, which means that today it is too narrow, it’s dangerous, and if an earthquake hits it’s […]

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New Westminster TransLink

The Boondoggle of Eighth Street

I have a lot of issues with the bus and pedestrian flow on the streets and sidewalks around the New Westminster Skytrain Station. Just so we’re all on the same page, here’s a map: Because Google Maps is helpful, it didn’t label Eighth Street. It’s the big one that runs between the Old Spaghetti Factory […]

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New Westminster Satire Transportation

New Westminster Police Department steps up traffic enforcement

During his 2014 campaign, New Westminster Mayor Jonathan X. Cote promised to “target regular and consistent traffic enforcement to discourage drivers from cutting through local neighbourhoods.” Three days into his term, the effects of this promise were displayed as members of the New Westminster Police Department descended upon the Queens Park neighbourhood to apprehend a […]

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Local New Westminster Politics

James Crosty answers New Westminster mayoral candidate questions

James Crosty is running for Mayor of New Westminster, and he answered my questions. Thank you for answering! I shouldn’t have to say that the questions are satirical and James gave some kind of serious answers. He said it was fun to answer though! Supporting and growing local businesses will help keep jobs in New […]

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Local New Westminster Politics

Questions for New Westminster mayoral candidates

New Westminster is going to have an election on November 15, 2014, for mayor, city councillor, and school board trustee positions. There are four men running for mayor: current mayor Wayne Wright, current city councillor Jonathan X. Cote, local businessman James Crosty, and electrical engineer Vladimir Krasnogor. I have some questions for them. In fact, […]

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Cycling New Westminster

Cycling on sidewalks in New Westminster

Did you know that it’s perfectly legal to ride your bicycle on the sidewalk in New Westminster? Well, strictly speaking that’s not true, but it’s perfectly legal to ride your bicycle on most of the sidewalks in New Westminster. British Columbia’s Motor Vehicle Act Section 183(2)(a) states: A person operating a cycle must not ride […]