NYT: 36 Hours in Vancouver

Off-Topic for the blog, but I wanted to share with you the New York Times feature 36 Hours in Vancouver, British Columbia and the accompanying slideshow.

Grouse Mountain Skyride

Canada Place

The eyes of the world are on Vancouver right now with the 2010 Winter Games. Having traveled to “Hollywood North” last Fall I can say it’s a truly great place to visit. Vancouver’s downtown is very much a mature version of the “living downtown” many U.S. cities like DC have made progress towards becoming in the last 10-15 years. Additionally  Stanley Park and Granville Island are the best urban park and marketplace (respectively) I’ve visited within a city center.

The NYT Times Travel section “36 hours in…” features have been ongoing for years and last highlighted the District in 2009.

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    Jason says

    Vancouver has several great Izakaya restaurants. Soon DC will have its first in our neighborhood.

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    FourthandEye says

    I was also envious of Vancouver’s Skytrain. It’s called a Skytrain but it is underground downtown. It features automated driverless technology which keep operational costs very low. With this technology removing union salaries for driver’s from the equation they are able to run trains every 5 minutes whether it be 7:45AM on Sunday or 11:45PM on a Tuesday night. I envy those short headways greatly. But I believe you can only implement such a game changer with new construction – there is no way 1960’s construction like Metro could ever support this nor would the entrenched unions allow it.

    More on this topic at Human Transit.