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Quite a number of blogs, forums and articles are talking about the UBC Line Rapid Transit Study now, so I thought I’d collect them all here in one handy post.

I’ll keep this updated as new links come along. Feel free to e-mail me if you find new links to share!

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Blog posts

Human Transit, May 4
is speed obsolete? professor condon responds

Human Transit, April 30
streetcars and spontaneity

Vancity Buzz, April 26
Transit Options for Broadway to UBC

Rail for the Valley, April 26
The Broadway Follies – TransLink does the Gong Show

Human Transit, April 23
vancouver: a cheap fix for the network gap?

Paul Hillsdon, April 23
SkyTrain to UBC would cut travel time by 2/3

Beyond Robson, April 22
TransLink Explores a Multitude of Options for the Proposed Broadway UBC Transit Line

Human Transit, April 22
is speed obsolete?

Frances Bula, April 22
New name for Broadway Line?

The Buzzer blog, April 20
Amelia Shaw, our manager of public consultation, shares some background on the UBC Line process

Paul Hillsdon, April 20
Why Light Rail is not appropriate for Broadway

The Transport Politic, April 20
Can Vancouver Afford to Abandon SkyTrain for Its Broadway Route?

Human Transit, April 20
vancouver’s broadway corridor: mind the gap! (updated)

The Buzzer blog, April 19
We want your thoughts on rapid transit to UBC!

Frances Bula, April 18
TransLink puts out preliminary Broadway rapid-transit options, two with streetcar

Livable Region Blog, April 16
Broadway Rapid Transit ‘Alternatives’ Lacks Context & Accuracy

Zach Shaner, April 4
Vancouver: SkyTrain All the Way to UBC, An Illustrated Argument

Forum discussions

Discussion over at Skyscraper Page’s forums

Discussion at TransLink’s discussion boards

Newspaper articles

Vancouver Province, May 6
Guest column: Broadway corridor threatens repeat of Canada Line fiasco

Vancouver Courier, April 28
TransLink presents options for Broadway transit route

Vancouver Sun, April 23
TransLink looks at rapid-transit options for Broadway corridor

CBC, April 22
TransLink lays out Broadway to UBC options

The Globe and Mail, April 21
Streetcars may return to Vancouver


  • By Peter, April 23, 2010 @ 6:56 pm

    TransLink wants public input? How about building the (N)evergreen line that has been promised to Coquitlam residents on and off for the past 20 years?

    That would be a start.

  • By Jimbo, April 23, 2010 @ 10:25 pm

    Train separation from traffic/pedestrians is good.. look what happened in Seattle this afternoon:

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, April 26, 2010 @ 3:04 pm


    Well, as far as I know the Evergreen Line project is still underway — it’s being managed by the Province of B.C., and you can check out the Evergreen Line project site for more information. Which is not to say that it hasn’t been a long time since this project was first started.

    Anyway, bear in mind that the UBC Line Rapid Transit Study is in its very early stages, and years of work are ahead on identifying options and finding funds. So just because we’re studying it now doesn’t mean we are going to build it right away!

  • By Ellen Becker, April 30, 2010 @ 12:09 pm

    Would like to see a bus stop ( ie in addition to a shuttle stop ) closer to the new Theology/ Chancellor Place housing units. There are many people living in this new housing area and it is not serviced by a close bus stop. It is too hard for a disabled senior to walk to the bus loop or to need to add to their commute by taking the shuttle to the bus loop. Suggest a stop on Walter Gage for Downtown and/or 41 bus service. Thanks.

  • By Ric, May 5, 2010 @ 5:58 pm

    What type of destination sign is in the picture? Is it a Balos LED, Luminator or Horizon?

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