Doug Hamlin

1074 days ago

Oh, Canada! 🚈🇨🇦

But it’s two votes, both 50 years ago, that still define the two cities’ transportation systems.

In 1967, Vancouver’s City Council voted against building a highway through its historic Chinatown and Gastown neighborhoods. It is the only major North American city without a downtown highway.

A year later, 51 percent of Seattle voters chose to build a regional light-rail system. But the measure needed 60 percent, and the defeat set light rail back by 30 years.

Is this the future of Seattle transit? A look at Vancouver, B.C. — a city that figured it out years ago