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Links and Tidbits – February 1, 2015

Links and tidbits is our semi-regular roundup of interesting fodder about transportation from the last few weeks or so. If you have links to contribute, put them in the comments, or email us [1].


Super dog in Seattle! Read about it here [2].

»  The hashtag #illridewithyou [3] started to trend after the Sydney hostage incident. The hashtag is to show solidarity with Muslims who commute.

»  Shannon Chadwick shared this very festive addition [4] to Port Moody on Twitter.

»  Laura spotted the big man in red [5] on the 99!

»  King County [6] in Washington takes a look at public transit by the numbers [7].

»  Some of these vintage subway etiquette posters [8] are still useful today. Others, not so much!

»  Yes, please! UBC’s Sauder School of Business student Varun Banthia [9] blogs about a study of Metro Vancouver’s politeness [10] on public transit. Thank you!

»  No messing about! New York City’s MTA [11] launches a new courtesy campaign [12] for riders and “manspreaders.”

»  Two New Yorkers donning bodysuits hilariously recreate [13] the very same MTA ads.

»  Bradley Cooper takes the subway [14]! *swoon* The actor says it’s the best way to get around the city.

»  Thanks to reader ;-) for sharing these great pictures [15] of what happens to retired NYC subways cars.

»  Commuters to the rescue! Riders of a Transperth in Perth, Australia came to the aid [16] of a man trapped between the platform and train car.


Is it chilly in here or is it just the fact that pants are absent? Vancouver Improv Anywhere [17] organized the very successful No Pants SkyTrain Ride Vancouver 2015 organized by Vancouver Improv anywhere. Cheeky! ;-)

»  The future is now! Creator of the Hyperloop [18] idea (and Tesla Motors CEO) Elon Musk says a test track will be built “soon” and the Texas is likely to be the location.

»  Find places to eat [19] along the SkyTrain Expo Line. Nom nom nom!

»  Transit ticket machines and touchscreens can be… well, touchy, for those trying to avoid germs. Here’s a guide [20] to help!

»  Check out the BBC’s piece on proposed bus bike racks [21] in the UK and how they have worked for us here in Metro Vancouver. The interview starts at 46:52 and goes to 53:00.

»  Check out this picture [22] from @tsyori and re-posted on our Instagram [23] page. I guess The Executor is in the shop!

Author: Adrienne Coling