Ladner Transit Hub Concept

Sorry, mobile users, only Android has an app for Google Maps Engine so you can view the map above.

A friend of mine started this brilliant concept of Ladner being a transit hub that I previously hinted at. What he conceptualized was an extensive makeover for the network in South Delta and adding a (much needed) FTN link to the Tsawwassen Ferries. In the map above, you can see the tweaks that I made to his idea.

Conceptualized Routes:

  • C89 BOUNDARY BAY // TSAWWASSEN PARK & RIDE
  • C86 LADNER SOUTH // LADNER EXCH
  • C87 EAST LADNER // LADNER EXCH
  • C84 ENGLISH BLUFF // TSAWWASSEN PARK & RIDE
  • C76 SCOTTSDALE EXCH // LADNER EXCH
  • C88 LADNER NORTH // LADNER EXCH
  • 404 BRIGHOUSE // RICHPORT
  • 601 SOUTH DELTA // BRIDGEPORT STN
  • 640 SCOTT RD STN // LADNER EXCH, VIA TILBURY
  • 650 SCOTT RD // LADNER EXCH, EXPRESS
  • 660 WHITE ROCK CTR // LADNER EXCH
  • 699 TSAWWASSEN FERRY // BRIDGEPORT STN, B-LINE

Opinion: Transit is the Ultimate New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time of year when lots of people start sharing their New Year’s resolutions and getting feedback on them. Here’s my feedback on a couple of my favourites.

“I’m going to get more active.”

Why not take transit? By walking from your origin to the transit stop, doing that walk-jog combo to catch a connection or two, and walking from the terminus to your destination, you’re moving. Multiply all that activity by two for the round trip and, hey, odds are you just got in that 30 minutes of recommended activity for the day without even thinking about it.

“I’m going to be more fiscally responsible.”

Why not take transit? (Actually, you could walk or bike for this one too). Most people spend a good chunk of their income on a car. My radical suggestion: ditch your car. Sign up for a car share (e.g. CAR2GO or modo), get a bike, walk more, or take transit; maybe even some, or all, of the above. Try running a calculation on how much you’d save without a car after you factor in:

  • initial purchase cost;
  • fuel;
  • deprecation;
  • licensing;
  • registering;
  • financing charges;
  • insurance;
  • maintenance;
  • cleaning, and;
  • parking.

“I’m going to give myself time to read and do other stuff I care about.”

Why not take transit? Instead of worrying about performing that domestic task of driving yourself places, let someone else do it. After all, you could be reading, sleeping, getting work done, among other things. And hey, if there’s a traffic jam, there’s nothing to stress about.

All the best in 2014. Here’s to another year or making smart travel choices!