Ian Fisher, Senior Planner of infrastructure Planning at TransLink, is first up in our Olympic Memories series where we revisit the 2010 Winter Olympic Games! Ian is a transit enthusiast who has some fond memories of those seventeen days that the Greater Vancouver region and Whistler hosted the world!
I worked the entrance of Yaletown-Roundhouse station – two blocks from my then residence. It was terrific to be out in the field talking with customers and passers-by, helping them find their destinations and providing other information.
The neighbourhood was remarkably transformed during the Winter Olympics with the Live Site at David Lam Park, pedestrianized streets in Yaletown, and the general influx of happy people making it feel different. The City felt slightly unfamiliar but very welcoming at the same time.
Another highlight was the Olympic Line – the City of Vancouver’s “streetcar” demonstration line between the Canada Line and Granville Island. The visible delight from most of the riders experiencing a ride on the high-quality, modern trams borrowed from Brussels was great to see.
Do you have some fond 2010 Winter Olympic memories? Share them with us in the comments section and make sure to enter our contest!