British Columbia

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They're a good start. But compared to similar policies in cities like Portland and Vancouver, Seattle's new policies around accessory dwelling units may be lackluster.
The Urbanist
September 21, 2018, 7am PDT
The city of Vancouver's new density regulations will be the envy of many a YIMBY.
The Vancouver Sun
September 18, 2018, 6am PDT
Streetsblog readers have decided to cross the border in selecting this year's "Sorriest Bus Stop in America."
Streetsblog USA
September 7, 2018, 6am PDT
New regulations for short-term rentals in Vancouver, British Columbia, are designed to return units to the rental market.
The Star Vancouver
August 28, 2018, 12pm PDT
A 2016 rule approved by a specialized agency of the U.N. is forcing large ships that burn bunker oil, the dirtiest type of fuel, to either burn a more costly low-sulfur variety, apply scrubbers, or turn to LNG.
The Wall Street Journal
August 23, 2018, 1pm PDT
Transportation officials and companies are still working out how to respond to the decision by Greyhound to discontinue its intercity routes in Western Canada.
The Star Vancouver
August 22, 2018, 1pm PDT
Duplexes, rowhouses, and small apartment buildings will be on the zoning menu for "housing choice neighborhoods" around Vancouver, thanks to the city's new "Making Room Housing Program."
Sightline Institute
August 10, 2018, 11am PDT
Vancouver combined environmental goals and traffic safety goals.
Sightline Institute
July 30, 2018, 9am PDT
Canadian actor Seth Rogan will record messages for TransitLink BC train lines.
CBS
July 19, 2018, 7am PDT
It's been called a 'War on Fun.'
Vancouver Sun
July 11, 2018, 8am PDT
The news that Greyhound will end service in most of Western Canada is a blow to mobility in rural communities.
Globe and Mail
June 22, 2018, 2pm PDT
Several years of catastrophic wildfires in Canada doesn't mean the risk has lessened. Experts predict much worse in the future.
The Star Vancouver
June 21, 2018, 1pm PDT
Soaring land values are leaving an indelible mark on the building stock of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Business Vancouver
June 18, 2018, 1pm PDT
The regional transit authority for metropolitan Vancouver is crediting high gas prices, growing employment, and system improvements for a new record in transit ridership.
Vancouver Sun
June 10, 2018, 9am PDT
Vancouver is developing a plan to weaken the impacts of real estate speculation along the route of the Millennium Line Broadway Extension.
The Georgia Straight
June 1, 2018, 10am PDT
A number of cities are considering hiking up taxes on vacant properties. But does that actually lead to a reduction in blight?
Governing
May 25, 2018, 7am PDT
More study is needed, but the concept of driving people to drive around metropolitan Vancouver has passed its first test.
CBC News
May 7, 2018, 8am PDT
The Golden State may have the nation's most severe housing crisis, but there is one area of state housing policy where it shines, becoming a model for other states that want to advance accessory dwelling units, also called granny or in-law units.
Next City
May 1, 2018, 10am PDT
In Seattle, securing every new bike lane seems like a "tooth and nail" fight. But across a border to the north, vigorous initial opposition melted away as a connected system took shape.
The Seattle Times
April 2, 2018, 8am PDT
Vancouver's success in growing its ridership of public transit is thanks, in no small part, to large investments in rail and bus service.
Vancouver Sun