Bus stops and curb lanes, especially where buses travel down. If you see bus stops with asphalt, you can clearly see where the buses are marking its territory. Hopefully the asphalt on Granville is better able to resist the weight of buses.
I think Anthony Henday Drive in Edmonton uses something like concrete. It's got a lower thermal coefficient so it expands/contracts less which means less road repair in a city where it goes from -40 in the winter to +40 in the summer.
I think about 10 years ago, a schoolage girl in Prince George invented an asphalt compound that was better able to resist thermal expansion and reduce potholes... the city used the stuff but I haven't seen any follow up whether the stuff really worked.
EDIT: Sorry it was asphalt using recycled plastic bottles. It was by Gina Gallant and this stuff was invented in 2001. A 500m road section was paved on Cranbrook Hill Road using this stuff, and a better thermal coefficient was a side benefit. It's holding up pretty well apparently.