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Vancouver’s Urbanism Headlines: Monday


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• Vancouver parents irked to be left out of decision on Chevron funding [Vancouver Sun]
• Lack of advance voting stations in east Vancouver prompts human rights complaint [Vancouver Sun]
• Robertson tops poll as Green Party, NPA split opposition [Globe and Mail]
• TransLink Compass Card isn’t tapped out just yet [Globe and Mail]
• Vision-CUPE recording shows backroom deals standard fare in B.C. [Globe and Mail]
• In Surrey municipal election, crowded field vies to change the guard [Globe and Mail]
• Ballot mix-up in Surrey election casts a pall over polls [Globe and Mail]
• UberX taxi app seen expanding into Vancouver [Globe and Mail]
• Battle for Vancouver council shows a tight fight between Vision, Greens at bottom of list [State of Vancouver]
• Week of the attacks: Vision’s fuzzy Chevron policy, NPA LaPointe’s UBC address [State of Vancouver]
• Connections: Rankings and Rebellion [Price Tags]
• Arthur Erickson on False Creek development – 1983 [Price Tags]
• Ralph Segal: How to save character homes [Price Tags]
• Labour council endorses mayoral bids by Jonathan X. Cote, Gaetan Royer, and Barinder Rasode [Georgia Straight]
• Surrey mayoral candidate calls for resignation of RCMP superintendent after record year for murders [Georgia Straight]
• NPA and Vision Vancouver campaign disclosures mean nothing without dollar figures attached [Georgia Straight]
• TransLink Compass Card Tapping Out [South Fraser Blog]
• Burnaby Mayor: Cities Can’t Solve Homelessness Alone [The Tyee]
• Vancouver’s Green Party first civic party to disclose donations [Vancouver Observer]
• Mandarin Gardens – East Pender Street [Changing Vancouver]

• Victoria and Saanich mayoral candidates in no rush to list donors [Victoria Times Colonist]
• NDP trying to put brakes on Uber ride-share app in B.C. [Victoria Times Colonist]
• Transit deluged with views on whether to allow dogs on Victoria buses [Victoria Times Colonist]
• Seattle’s ghost shorelines [Burke Museum]
• Boston Did it, Could Portland? [Portland Transport Blog]
• Is Portland building enough new homes? Not to keep up with population, analysis suggests [The Oregonian]
• What makes people stop at red lights? Other people, study finds [Portland Bike Blog]

• The Economic Case for Free Bridges and Roads [Governing]
• Does Cycling Culture Have a Drinking Problem? [City Lab]
• 6 Reasons Grand Rapids Earned a Place on the Great Transit Map [Next City]
• A guerrilla design project hopes to make cities better – for cars [The Guardian]