Project: Upon turning 50 years old on August 16, 2020, Dave Olson (me, hello) is posting a photo (or maybe photos) a day / per year – starting with 1970 with intent of chronicling existence through various primary evidence sourced from studio portraits, class photos, ID / passport photos, or occasionally other “casual/group/random” shots when the above don’t exist in my archive (note: not “artificial intelligence,” really me, pulled from shoeboxes, journals, wallets and whatnot – diligently scanned and dated via glasses and haircuts, lightly annotated).
Note: also have Seabus 1st day certificate, will update this archive upon finding
Note: there is a chance i wasn’t actually on these rides…
Just wait, within a year, this expensive monstrosity will be used to effectuate excessive force and cause more harm than good. Just look at Tasers for example of the roadmap of poor execution by police. Get the cops on shoes walking the beat and talking to the community. Not hiding behind more barriers. Perhaps capital crimes would be prevented and solved by genuine outreach rather than big machines and power.
The Seabus is a passenger ferry running between downtown Vancouver and North Vancouver across the Burrard Inlet. The crossing generally takes about 11-12 minutes. This video is a simple single shot of the crossing with ambient sound and no alterations.
The Seabus (there are 3: The Otter, and The Beaver, were launched in 1977 and the Pacific Breeze was launched in late 2009 just before the Winter Olympics) are operated by Translink, the transit authority for the greater Vancouver BC area. Many folks ride this daily as part of their commute to work in downtown or even closer, in Gastown or Railtown.
Further Reading on the launch of the Breeze:
The dock on the south side is adjacent of the wharves of Canada Place and accessible via Waterfront Station or the Heliport door on the low road. The north dock is in a complex with Lonsdale Quay market — a great tiny alternative to the busy (especially in the summer) Granville Island Market.
Both docks closely connected with other transit modes: at Waterfront, all Skytrain lines and Westcoast Express train; and, busses to all points on the North Shore at Lonsdale Quay (including busses to Grouse Mountain, Deep Cove and Horsehoe Bay).
Tip: Exit via the Heliport door and walk to unknown CRAB park just a few 100 metres away to the east – further east, a bridge connects you to the north end of Main St.
Tip: Ride the Seabus to North Vancouver and catch the 228 bus and ride to Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge. It’s free, unlike Capilano, and it’s not a tourist trap
On a rollicking bus ride with oldtimey suitcase in tow for Victoria gig + mug of earl grey to warm belly for adventures ahead
RT @TransitPolice: Assisting in delivering Olympic Transportation Host training at the Van Transit Center. Less than 100 days to go.
Solid work sharing security on transit pic @kk – as a daily #trasnlink rider, i felt safer & more comfy before the step-up w/ guns, tasers
While i admire your use of Twitter @TransitPolice i’m frustrated that besides cameras, crowds & inconvenience, i’m subject to inspections
Also confused about why 3-4 unis needed to check tickets @TransitPolice + rudeness in incidents hassling tourists who don’t understand zones
My observations show that intelligence & discretion alleviate problems better than show of force by intimidating uniforms @TransitPolice
bear in mind @transitpolice that i’m not a transit hater, i ride daily & documented my experience since 1970s http://ow.ly/uDvg #peaceonbus
spoke about @transitpolice in a podcast 3+ years ago – mentioned concerns w/ guns + tasers used for skipping fares