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Vancouver’s Urbanism Headlines: Friday


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• Gregor Robertson holds steady with 59 % decided voters but NPA’s LaPointe starts strong [State of Vancouver]
• Surrey candidate McCallum shows he’s ready to fight hard [State of Vancouver]
• Vancouver park board opts not to phase out beluga, dolphin captivity at aquarium [Globe and Mail]
• Kirk LaPointe blasts Vancouver Mayor’s stance on aquarium issue [Globe and Mail]
• Vancouver rents seen rising faster than home prices [Globe and Mail]
• In Vancouver, race undercuts the discussion on real estate affordability [Globe and Mail]
• Vancouver park board pulled into Riley Park Hillcrest community centre association dispute [Globe and Mail]
• Changing Times on Jock Radio: Trevor Linden speaks out on bike lanes [Price Tags]
• Bula on BC Transport: “How Vancouver’s traffic nightmares hurt all of B.C.” [Price Tags]
• Quote: Ross Moore on TOD [Price Tags]
• Extraordinary Stats: The Bike-Transit Comparison [Price Tags]
• Park board votes to end the breeding of whales and dolphins at the Vancouver Aquarium [Georgia Straight]
• SkyTrain shutdown review from 20 years ago ignored, expert says [Georgia Straight]
• Metro Vancouver count points to poor health among homeless population [Georgia Straight]
• For NPA and Vision Vancouver, transparency won’t extend to disclosing donations before voting day [Georgia Straight]
• NPA candidate Kirk LaPointe slams Gregor Robertson in a show of support for the Vancouver Aquarium [Georgia Straight]
• Arbutus corridor gardeners hope to save plots [Georgia Straight]
• Surrey makes progress on its sustainability goals [South Fraser Blog]
• Crime is Surrey’s only election issue [Vancouver Observer]
• Curtain call for Surrey’s historic Cloverdale cinema [Vancouver Sun]

• $4-million Victoria float-plane terminal going to sea [Victoria Times Colonist]
• Apartment building donated to house homeless youth [Victoria Times Colonist]
• Homeless evicted from Abbotsford tent city [Vancouver Sun]
• Map: Is Seattle’s ‘gayborhood’ vanishing? [Seattle Times]
• Bertha at rest: How much will the delays cost? [Crosscut]

• Welcome to Williston, North Dakota: America’s new gold rush city [The Guardian]
• How Self-Driving Cars Can (and Should) Improve Transit [Planetizen]
• Barcelona 19 – The Diagonal (2) [Price Tags]
• The Cheap, Colorful Way Cities Are Trying to Fight Childhood Obesity [City Lab]
• It’s Amazing How Many More Commuters Would Drive Less If They Didn’t Get Free Parking [City Lab]
• BlaBlaCar is building a global transportation network out of empty car seats [Quartz]