Finn Iles Shuttles the Bus

Video Sherpas Cinema
Date Jan 15, 2015

Sherpas Cinema teamed up with Finn Iles to produce this shuttle-themed ad for BC Transit. And his famous whips don’t lie.


Is the 52 window limo equipped for shuttling in your zone?

 

Tags: trek bikes, finn iles, bc transit
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D_C_
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DMVancouver  - Jan. 15, 2015, 12:41 p.m.

I frequently bus to Fromme and Seymour, especially having the convenience of not needing to get back to your starting point at the end of a ride. I'm always a bit nervous having my bike on the front of the bus at red lights in the DTES, but otherwise it's great.

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craw
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Cr4w  - Jan. 15, 2015, 2:51 p.m.

I used to take the Seabus over and pedal up to Fromme. There's a way to cover a ton of the climb in parks and green space then it's all downhill at the end. It's an awesome day and surprisingly doable. The pedal eastwards to Seymour I've yet to try.

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D_C_
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DMVancouver  - Jan. 15, 2015, 5:28 p.m.

Yeah, I pedal up from the Seabus as well. It's really not bad; the sections climbed on roads are negligible in effort compared to what lies after Dempsey/Braemar. I have also pedalled to Seymour from Lonsdale and it's also not bad.

Most roads navigable by cars require a lot less effort to ride than a singletrack climb.

Actually, I once in a while ride home across the Second Narrows to VGH area and it makes for a nice spin at the end of a ride.

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rob
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rob  - Jan. 16, 2015, 11:52 a.m.

i often ride over to fromme from kits via lion's gate and up mosquito creek. it seems like it's a slog but it isn't too bad. and you get way more riding time in rather than sitting in your car commuting back and forth. and it's easy to swing by the inter river skills park and/or seylynn skate bowl afterward on the way back over second narrows. a nice little mini epic right in our own city.

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tuskalooa
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tuskalooa  - Jan. 15, 2015, 12:40 p.m.

I'll take Translink any day over TFL & National rail here in Blighty. Always thought that having the cycle racks on the buses in Vancouver made so much sense.

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brock-fisher
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Brock Fisher  - Jan. 15, 2015, 11:51 a.m.

Just gotta convince them to put a 4 bike bike rack on the front of the bus now….

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boomforeal
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boomforeal  - Jan. 15, 2015, 12:07 p.m.

i was thinking a super strong magnetic strip, so you just throw your bike at the bus and it sticks

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drewm
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DrewM  - Jan. 15, 2015, 12:13 p.m.

Just imagining some guy throwing his carbon super bike at the bus a few times!

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boomforeal
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boomforeal  - Jan. 15, 2015, 12:18 p.m.

not our problem

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pete@nsmb.com
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Pete Roggeman  - Jan. 15, 2015, 9:47 a.m.

If more of my .5% proposed tax hike was going towards this kind of thing, it might be a slightly easier pill to swallow.

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boomforeal
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boomforeal  - Jan. 15, 2015, 12:03 p.m.

part of the proposed tax hike is going to $130 million in additional bike infrastructure and program funding in metro vancouver over the next 10 years. it will also allow TL to become responsive to expressed needs and interest in service communities - currently there's a moratorium on such activity - so there would theoretically be opportunities to request bus or community shuttle routes that provide "this kind of thing" in the future

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drewm
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DrewM  - Jan. 15, 2015, 12:09 p.m.

How much of the money is going towards advertising a monopolistic government funded service? Cool video, but how more actual transit could we buy if we eliminated Translink's marketing department and budget?

It's the same as BC Ferries advertising at Canucks games.

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boomforeal
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boomforeal  - Jan. 15, 2015, 12:18 p.m.

why would you want to eliminate TL's marketing efforts? it has a proven track record of getting people to choose transit (and other non-sov modes) and they're getting better at what they do every year - trust me 😉

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drewm
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DrewM  - Jan. 15, 2015, 12:28 p.m.

Proofs?

I know why I take more Transit than previously…

1) The roads are so bad that Transit is becoming increasingly competitive re. travel time.

2) Money. Operating one car + transit is way more economical than two cars.

I might not be the average Vancouver commuter (the majority of my trips are by bicycle) but I would like to see how Translink differentiates between more transit use through advertising and the above pressures/factors.

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boomforeal
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boomforeal  - Jan. 15, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

personal experience is not evidence

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drewm
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DrewM  - Jan. 15, 2015, 1:21 p.m.

Agreed 100%, but the Olympics (link) is not the standard transit situation either? There was a significant increase in offerings (third Seabus etc), road closures for car traffic, and a large influx of people sans cars.

Translink must study, and report internally, the success of their various marketing efforts?

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1994canucks
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Brett Watkins  - Jan. 15, 2015, 3:22 p.m.

Boom, the Transit tax is primarily to Fund the Broadway line in Vancouver. It's a big sham. More empty sitting condos to be built at predetermined Subway spots where Mayor Gregor has told his Developer bosses where the are located. Propaganda telling us we need Transit, while yes we do, we don't need Translink anymore. Scrap the BS Broadway line, put in some policies so locals can live closer to work then ask for the money. Don't believe the propaganda.

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poo-stance
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Poo Stance  - Jan. 15, 2015, 4:19 p.m.

TL needs to be able to move more people faster.
How can I argue about taking ~30minutes on Monday morning to drive from the North Shore to New West when the same trip via public transit would've been almost two hours!

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boomforeal
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boomforeal  - Jan. 15, 2015, 4:25 p.m.

wow, thanks for setting me straight. i've seen the light. to help me convince others, could you send me those emails from gregor, a copy of trankslink's "real" budget, an independent analysis of this most excellent "pay to drive" scheme, and some examples of transit systems that are run without transit authorities?

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boomforeal
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boomforeal  - Jan. 15, 2015, 4:33 p.m.

i linked to the olympic case study because it was the pilot of their current marketing strategy (travelsmart) that i think does a good job of showing the impact (relatively) substantial investment and strategic marketing efforts can have on ridership and transportation attitudes and behaviour

TL produces annual reports that includes whatever independent
studies they commission to assess performance metrics, along with their
own records, if you want to a longitudinal analysis of their marketing impacts. google is your friend

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boomforeal
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boomforeal  - Jan. 15, 2015, 4:36 p.m.

argue with your own experience by learning about externalities, capital depreciation and full cost accounting 🙂

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1994canucks
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Brett Watkins  - Jan. 15, 2015, 4:41 p.m.

It's great in theory. But Translink has been so badly mismanaged and the Mayor of Vancouver is more concerned about paying back his developer buddies then actually addressing concerns for locals. He is using this Yes vote for development. Honestly, this conversation requires a big jug of beer and a 26 of Vodka

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boomforeal
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boomforeal  - Jan. 15, 2015, 4:51 p.m.

honestly, you seem to be doing a great job of making unsubstantiated claims and sweeping generalizations without the aid of alcohol!

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pete@nsmb.com
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Pete Roggeman  - Jan. 16, 2015, 2:12 a.m.

But surely you can't be claiming that Translink is efficient or effective, Omar?

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boomforeal
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boomforeal  - Jan. 16, 2015, 9:34 a.m.

the thing is pete, neither of us is informed enough about 1. translink, 2. the transit service provision or planning sector, or 3. public service bureaucracies to assess how efficient or effective translink is

i'm not claiming to be an expert on transit. but i do work in "alternative transportation" here in bc, and i've gotten to meet some people who are qualified to assess translink's effectiveness and efficiency - and they pretty much all say that TL is doing a good job. do some research, and you'll find this stuff pretty easily - but i don't think you'd find much by way of analysis that supports your position…

so back at you pete: why do you think TL is not efficient or effective - what's your basis for this claim, and where's your proof?

and don't call me shirley 😉

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1994canucks
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Brett Watkins  - Jan. 16, 2015, 4:17 p.m.

I'm not looking for an internet fight. I'm not against Transit expansion or Bike lanes. I'm against the current management of our Transit $, it's funding and the ulterior motives for some of these politicians.
Boom, do you work for HUB?

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boomforeal
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boomforeal  - Jan. 16, 2015, 4:26 p.m.

which part of the management do you object to in particular? what aspects of its funding?
and no, i don't

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jason
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jason  - Jan. 15, 2015, 8:29 p.m.

Except this is an ad for BC Transit, not Translink. The 0.5% tax referendum is for Translink. BC Transit is better run than Translink.

However I agree with your premise Pete. Before asking for more money from taxpayers,Translink should first be open to a transparent audit by a third party to determine if they are using the dollars they already have effectively. They have not co Vince me that they actually know how to use taxpayer money yet.

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boomforeal
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boomforeal  - Jan. 16, 2015, 12:03 a.m.

not sure how you read that into pete's comment…

there was an audit of translink done in 2012. by MoF, not exactly 3rd party, but if you think the provincial government is friendly to translink, you haven't been paying attention

the audit identified an optimistic $41 million in potential "efficiencies", which suggests that TL, with a budget approaching $1.5 billion, is being run pretty efficiently, given its size and scope

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boomforeal
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boomforeal  - Jan. 16, 2015, 12:08 a.m.

does this help Vince?

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