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About Paul Hillsdon

Paul Hillsdon

Paul Hillsdon

Paul Hillsdon is the Founder and Editor of He lives in Surrey and is proud urbanist championing light rail, separated bike lanes, mid-rise walk-ups, and third places. He tweets @paulhillsdon

Posts By Paul Hillsdon

Leap Ahead: A parting gift to our readers

August 26, 2013 |

Would you pay $0.35 a day if you got:

  • UBC SkyTrain
  • Two Light Rail lines in Surrey
  • 7 new B-Lines
  • Burnaby Mountain Gondola
  • Doubled capacity on the Expo Line

That’s the gist of Leap Ahead, a transit funding … Read More

Why a regional sales tax is the only real option for transit funding

June 19, 2013 |

As the days tick by and a regional referendum on transit funding inches closer, questions surrounding the ballot are become increasingly clear. One of the central issues that the referendum will seek to answer is what funding source the region … Read More

3 conditions to remove New West parkade

June 18, 2013 |

New Westminster City Council has approved a plan that could see the removal of half the Front Street parkade in the next few years – and potentially the entire structure by 2030.

As reported by Patrick Johnstone, the Front Street … Read More

New Westminster’s parkade problem

June 13, 2013 |

Downtown New Westminster has a parking problem, but not the one you might expect.

It has been half a century since Columbia Street between 4th and 8th Streets served as a regional shopping and entertainment centre – the “Miracle Mile” … Read More

Doing the math on fair tolling

June 10, 2013 |

Mayor Watts has often suggested that the region move to a fair tolling system, replacing the high $3 tolls on the Port Mann and Golden Ears with lower, 75 cent or $1 tolls, on all major crossings. Last week, New … Read More

Why a transit referendum may be just what we need

June 7, 2013 |

Announcing her cabinet and new Minister of Transportation, Todd Stone from Kamloops, Premier Christy Clark re-affirmed her support on a campaign promise to hold a referendum on transit expansion in Metro Vancouver.

Amongst transit advocates, the prospect is frightening. Fearing … Read More