Drive a Highway in 15,000 Photos

August 22, 2014
Photolog Graphic

Ever hear of a kineograph? We hadn’t until now, but we knew about the more common term for the same thing: a “flip book”. You’ve probably seen them before – a thick book filled with pictures that seems to come alive when you flip through the pages. It may seem like a primitive form of entertainment now, but back in the day, it was the equivalent of a home theater system, without the surround sound, of course. What do flip books have to do with transportation? We’ll make that connection in just a bit, but to start, it’s fair to say if you want a good flip book, you need lots of pictures to make it work. And we’ve got millions of pictures of roads. Usually when people say, “millions”, they really mean, “a lot”. Not us. We literally have millions of images. Every few years we send a...

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Keeping Wildlife Moving Along the SFPR

August 20, 2014
Tracks SFPR

As people drive the new South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR) from Surrey to Delta, a whole other world is unfolding around them. Creatures like otter, deer, mink, waterfowl, nesting birds, turtles and coyotes are going about their daily lives...

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VSA Maintenance: Clearing the Way to Cleaner Roads

August 13, 2014

VSA is the maintenance contractor that looks after highways around Lytton and Merritt, including the Coquihalla. They’re always on the lookout for ways to improve how they do things, and they recently found a new way to keep the...

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3 Ways BikeBC Supports Cycling in B.C. Communities

August 9, 2014
North Vancouver Bike Lane

Local governments that want to expand cycling in their areas have until Sept. 30, 2014 to apply for BikeBC funding, in three categories. The funding supports larger and smaller projects, and projects that connect to the Gateway Program Cycling...

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How to Stay Safe While Waiting for a Tow Truck

August 6, 2014
Tow truck in action

You could be anywhere when your vehicle fails unexpectedly. Whether it’s a busy freeway or a quiet neighbourhood street, there’s a sense of vulnerability when you’re left stranded. Tow truck operators like Larry Styba regularly come to B.C. travellers’...

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Checking Culvert Choices for Highway Crossing Critters Near Nanaimo

July 30, 2014
Critters in culverts

                                    If you were an amphibian or reptile, what kind of culvert would you choose to cross under the highway? For us,...

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Why We Have 5 Big Questions about Solar Roadways

July 25, 2014
Solar road

There’s been a lot of talk about solar roadways lately, and since we’ve started to get questions about them, we thought we’d let you know where we stand on the issue. The idea of using our roads to generate...

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