Vancouver B.C. is a beautiful city, but for American drivers it can take some getting used to. Gas is sold by the liter and it’s crazy expensive ($1.30/liter or $4.92/gallon). Certain intersections employ a combination of traffic signals and stop signs which can be utterly baffling the first time you pass through one. And the already cozy streets are further constricted by a lime green cyclist lane that seems to snake through every nook and cranny of the city. In short, Vancouver is not a good place to be driving a plus sized vehicle like my van.
Vancouver has invested far more heavily in public transit than American cities and disincentivized driving as much as possible. So on our second day in Vancouver Sarah and I decided to rent bicycles to see the city the way that many Vancouverites do – from two wheels. This is a short video I made of our ride through Stanley Park near downtown. Enjoy!