With us staying mostly indoors these days other than a bike ride or walk round the neighbourhood, I figured I’d learn something I’ve always wanted to. Modelling transportation ideas in 3D. I signed into Sketchup Free and watched a few YouTube videos, and by the end of the day was…

Over the holidays I moved from North Vancouver to the UniverCity neighbourhood on Burnaby Mountain. I lived here previously about five years ago, and back then, I just sucked up the large climb up the mountain when I’d bike back from work. Fast forward five years and i’m back, and…

Quite a lot as it turns out. Does you’re street have just four travel lanes and sidewalks? A design pulled from the golden era of the automobile? If it does it’s likely around 20 metres, a pretty common right-of-way width for streets. How a 20 metre wide street can look…

Roy Symons

Thoughts on how we move around, whether by walking or cycling, transit or automobile, and how urban design influences that.

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