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Once more, the streets

Friday, December 10th, 2010

While I promised myself, for sanity’s sake, to forgo paying attention to city politics, the City of Victoria‘s endorsement last night of a transportation proposal has me back at square one. Meaning what? Meaning I’m scratching my head, wondering what’s in the water around here. The endorsed plan – proposed by BC Transit – would […]

Xtranormal version of Victoria BC’s Johnson Street Bridge Debate

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Brilliant. Maybe the self-styled “chairman of the board” will take a boo. And learn something. Click on image below or here.

Wilkinson Eyre’s concept proposal for the New Johnson Street Bridge

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Tonight I took myself to the Victoria Conference Centre to listen to Sebastien Ricard (of Wilkinson Eyre Architects) and Joost Meyboom (latterly VP of Engineering at Delcan, now at MMM) talk about the proposed New Johnson Street Bridge. Given the scope – more on that in a moment – of the project and what it […]

Busy blogging elsewhere (mostly about the Johnson Street Bridge)

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Sorry about the lacunae here, but I’ve been busy blogging on our site, Johnson Street Bridge, where I posted Lovin’ the interwebs: corrections on comparisons tonight; earlier today, I wrote  Johnson Street Bridge news continued… (a ‘curation‘) for MetroCascade; and right after that, a related entry on MetroCascade‘s blog, New curations interface thingy on MetroCascade […]

Local Johnson Street Bridge discussion heats up

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

I’ve been busy over at JohnsonStreetBridge DOT org, the website created by Mat Wright, Ross Crockford, and me. My contributions have run mainly to writing some blog posts and brainstorming with Mat and Ross. The latter produced a brilliant letter, delivered to Mayor and Council on Tuesday. It’s four pages long and asks all the […]

Reblogging Johnson St. Bridge conversation

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

The conversation on Vibrant Victoria’s forum about the Johnson Street Bridge continues, brilliantly. See pages 22 and 23. This morning, forumer DesignStyles wrote the following: After reading the outrageous comments on here, I thought I would put my two cents in. I really don’t understand why some of you latch on to saving this beast. […]

Keeping the Johnson Street Bridge

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Reading and watching the Vibrant Victoria forum thread on Victoria’s famous Johnson Street Bridge – also known as The Blue Bridge – is keeping me up at night. It wrenches my heart (and my head) to know that our city leaders, “incentivized” by engineers and the possibility of getting some Federal infrastructure grants, are benighted […]

Blue Bridge blues

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

An interrupted week was interrupted even more when I attended this morning’s Committee of the Whole meeting, to listen to city councilors debate the merits of rehabbing v. replacing Victoria’s storied Johnson Street Bridge (aka “The Blue Bridge”), a bascule bridge designed and built by Joseph Strauss in 1924. Strauss also built the Golden Gate […]

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