I know the plan for June was to cut back on the coffee, but the Victoria, BC trip with the Coffee Club of Seattle was already scheduled. My espresso mini guide is up on INeedCoffee.
Unrelated to coffee, I love a good user interface. Victoria utilizes boxes at crosswalks to present maps of their city. Would love to see more cities do this. There are some parts of downtown Seattle that use map based engraved manhole covers. An OK idea, but the city workers stopped lining the covers back up so the maps reflected which direction you were facing, which makes them less useless. Victoria’s approach is cheaper and much easier to read. Props to the City of Victoria Engineering Department.
UPDATE JULY 2013: I took a photo of the manhole cover mentioned above (4th and Cherry). It was completely turned around. Someone put a lot of effort into this design, but it fails to be useful as a map, because it wasn’t oriented properly by the city worker that placed it down.