Vancouver’s Urbanism Headlines: Friday

LOCAL
• Mayors announce opposition to transit funding referendum [Metro News]
• Demise of Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts appears certain [Globe and Mail]
• Fun and Misunderstanding with Statistics: Travel-to-work data [Price Tags]
• Twisty Trump Tower coming to Vancouver [Vancouver Courier]
• Marpole residents pan draft community plan [Vancouver Courier]
• 12th & Cambie: viaduct and cover [Vancouver Courier]
• Vancouver City Council moves closer to viaduct death sentence in unanimous vote [Vancouver Observer]
• Metro Vancouver mayors oppose public referendum on transit project funding [Vancouver Sun]

CASCADIA
• Oil pipeline shut down as second leak in as many weeks plagues Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain near Hope [Vancouver Sun]
• Ticket to Ride (The Bus for a Long Time) [Sightline Daily]
• Updated: Senate in no hurry to pass House transportation package [Crosscut]
• Winslow (Un)Paves the Way [Crosscut]

CANADA
• Mayor Rob Ford seethes over lost Ontario funding but won’t end push to cut land transfer tax [Toronto Star]
• NCC says any above-ground western LRT plan ‘ain’t gonna fly’ [Ottawa Citizen]
• Federal announcement to put $250M into Edmonton LRT project [Edmonton Journal]

INTERNATIONAL
• Beyond Zoning: Obstacles to Walkable Neighborhood Development [Planetizen]
• L.A. bike-sharing program hits a snag [Los Angeles Times]
• Homes Near Public Transit Are Less Likely to Go Into Default [The Atlantic Cities]