Quick, when you think of the entrance to Stanley Park, is this what comes to mind?
For many, this is their first impression: a parking lot. But others are not noticing the asphalt – instead trying to navigate through one of the most congested points in the park:
For those renting bikes at Denman and Georgia, it’s even worse:
And only the sidewalks seem like a reasonable option:
In an ideal world, some of the parking lot would be assigned for bike rental, accompanying restrooms and services, with proper separation and sufficient gathering space. But this is the domain of the Park Board. And we should know by now, when it comes to cycling, the Board really doesn’t give a damn.