Links and Tidbits – May 1, 2015

Links and Tidbits – May 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.

 Kindness is everywhere!

»   Take a ride on the SkyTrain in 1988!

»   I want this to happen. Who else wants this to happen? Let’s do it!

»   Looking for a spot to sit in the morning? Here are the best subway lines in NYC to actually find a seat!

Nope nope nope nope NOPE!

»   Why take the bus when you can slap on some goggles and virtually take the bus! Wait, what?

»   Hipsters unite! This bus/mobile record store is cruising around Calgary.

»   I’m a sucker for animal stories. Hey, aren’t we all? See how Keiko, a wandering Husky finds her way home with some help from a bus driver in Halifax.

»   Talk about good karma. This bus driver will surely be up for some of that!

»   Not to mention this bus operator in our own backyard of Delta.

»   Russian commuters band together to save a trapped woman in Moscow Subway.

»   Up for learning some new dance moves? LyveTyme dancers in NYC perform on the subway system despite the threat of arrest!

»   Yikes! Talk about a near miss. This man must have some awesome upper body strength and quick reflexes!

»   Like some of Vancouver buses, Thunder Bay, Ontario is looking jazz up their buses with some local art.

Oh, I really feel fine driving route 99!!

»   Explore the deep with this video of a sunken bus. Does it creep anyone else out that you can’t see five feet in front of the camera?

»   For $68 you could own this fabulous old transfer shirt made by local Vancouver designer, Tayman!

»  Peace, love and electric VW vans, man.

» Heading to the Big Apple soon? Be sure to check out these adventures you can have at the end of subway lines.

Keanu Reeves: Canadian, The One, a totally triumphant and bodacious dude and subway gentleman supreme.

»   Japan’s maglev train breaks world speed record. AGAIN!

»   More metro dance parties? Oui, s’il vous plaît!

»  Ever wondered why so many public transit systems use a grid pattern? Wonder no more! Don’t say I never gave you anything. (See what I did there? I gave you knowledge!)

Skip to 2:25 for an awesome subway-inspired dance on Dancing with the Stars!

Author: Adrienne Coling