Category: Traffic

Traffic jam on Chilco


June 14th, 1973 — There’s a lot of talk about how bad the traffic jams have become in downtown Vancouver. The blame is usually put to lane closures for cyclists and their bicycle lanes as if in the past before two wheelers became popular there was no congestion. This picture from 1973, which was just an ordinary day at rush hour when cars leaving Stanley Park were allowed to turn right onto Chilco Street, should put the lie to that argument.

Updated: January 21, 2015 — 8:32 pm


Traffic jam downtown Vancouver 1970s
1970’s — Because of construction for the 2010 Olympic Games traffic jams in Vancouver are everywhere but they aren’t new to the city as this picture from the late 1970’s of Cordova and Granville Streets shows.

Updated: April 22, 2014 — 5:05 am