On my way from here to there, and heard this guy playing the summer public piano at Spyglass Dock. It’s one of Vancouver’s unique places.
From Dianna, along the Arbutus Greenway:
How to make a sign look awesome: plant a bunch of wildflowers.
Even the portapotties are landscaped. Portapoppies?
Also, work at Marine Drive: reconfiguring the bike lane and adding a signal. I had my own personal escort across the busy street.
Thank you, Vancouver, for making the awesome Arbutus Greenway even more awesome.
Under perfect skies, Metro Vancouver is celebrating the growing number of people who choose to ride their bike to work. Many, I’m sure, are creating their free BTWW accounts, creating routes, logging their trips, and hoping to win a bike or the big prize — a trip for 2 to Portugal.
The following pix are from Burrard and Pacific on Monday, May 28, one of over 80 Celebration Stations in a dozen municipalities in the region.
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Three photos of people riding bikes on Vancouver’s very popular and busy Seaside Greenway. Shamefully, the section at Kits Beach Park is nasty and dangerous, but nothing gets done.
Click here for a PDF of the full-size poster by HUB Cycling.
Despite seeing over half a million bike trips annually, and being subject to many years of calls for change from users and residents alike, the Vancouver Park Board continues to operate under the assumption that routing people on bikes through a busy parking lot — including tourists, children and older folks — is A-OK.
Happy Bike to Work Week…
I’m here waiting for the train on the Adanac bike route in Vancouver, and my Mobi bike share time is creeping towards the 30-minute limit for this ride.
Mild anxiety ensues. But as the graffiti says on one of the signal housings — “relax”.
As of last week, this is what Vancouver’s upgraded 10th Avenue Bikeway looked like in the hospital precinct near Oak Street — still incomplete, but already being used.
This is the one that prospective NPA mayoral candidate Glen Chernen promised to take out with heavy equipment if elected.
Whether 10th Ave, Point Grey Road, Hornby Street, or any other piece of the network, it’s not going to happen — for at least four reasons. Read on >>
Here’s a fun and gentle way to persuade people on bikes to slow down at the busy bike/ped intersection near Science World in Vancouver.
As usual, click an image to see a larger version slideshow of both.
Note a few things that make the message both light-hearted and prominent.
- Lane divider made from the bright fiberglass hull of — what? Too big for a Dragon Boat? But very much in keeping with the nautical activity nearby on False Creek.
- Paddle-shaped sign bearing an adaptation of the ancient nursery rhyme we all know: “Slow slow slow [your bike]” on one side, and on the other side the rhyme morphs into the standard, mellow exhortation about attitude and style: “Gently down the stream“…
Vancouver’s Point Grey Road on a Sunday afternoon in April. Where 6,000 – 10,000 motor vehicles once dominated most days, children now ride safely on a busy and spectacular Greenway. And the experience for everyone is terrific. Car-mageddon indeed.