A stunning visual portrait of the new bike route from Burrard Bridge to Point Grey Road, by Kathleen Corey and Brian Gould – this time with extra drone!
“World premiere” – is that a bit much? Well, the politics of PGR alone makes it of international interest. But the design of the project, particularly at the south end of Burrard Bridge, is an achievement of transportation engineering worthy of wide recognition. So pass along this link to friends and contacts around the world: http://vimeo.com/kathcorey/seacycles
There’s also another reason to help spread the word, and the video.
Price Tags has devoted a lot of pixels to the “New Point Grey Road” in the belief that capturing its success visually would ensure its survival, even in the face of political promises that the project would be ‘reviewed’ to make it “accessible to all Vancouverites” – which can only mean opening it to through traffic.
This video, I think, captures something so beautiful and powerful that such a change to the ‘New Point Grey Road’ will never be seriously considered.
False Creek’s oldest bridge, Seaforth’s spreading trees. Joined by paths like those between Jericho and Kits Beach.
Pocket parks sewn into a ribbon – Tatlow stitched to Volunteer. Ride a tandem by the seashore, run your fingers ‘long the seam.
A dozen cars for every bicycle? A dozen bikes for every car. What was louder than the waves is but an eddy in the wind.
Gentle ripples lapping at the wall, trickles open up a crack. The waves were out there waiting, and now they’re rushing through.
As the ships sail Burrard Inlet, the seacycles ply Point Grey.
Music: Dexter Britain, The Time to Run (Finale)
Waves: Tim Kahn, Arcadia Beac