Thursday, June 7, 2007
Riding a bicycle in Vancouver is a joy. The slopes can give you a nice workout at times, followed by an exciting race downhill again. The cars on the road are really courteous. They are really mindful of the cyclists. As a cyclist here, you go with the main traffic. There are some bike lanes, but often you will find yourself among the fast traffic. So in some ways it resembles riding a motorcycle in Europe. The traffic is pretty efficient as well. I don't understand why there is no congestion downtown, as it is full of high-rise buildings, so it must accommodate millions of people. A true mystery. I checked out the neighbourhood of Keefer Place. I'm not to sure about it. It is closer to the bad parts of town than Beach Ave is. This morning I got my social insurance number from HRSDC.