The exact configuration of bollards, cones, signs and fences has seemed to change almost every week for two years, so you're never exactly sure which way to go, but hey, it's open! And you gotta admire their creativity in constantly finding novel ways around the new holes and other obstacles.
I actually stopped a few weeks ago to thank a member of the construction team for keeping the route open, and she was so touched that someone had actually taken the time to do this that I wanted to make my appreciation public!
But since we got our new eco-conscious mayor, Gregor Robertson (follow him on Twitter!), things have gone from good to better:
- A trial bike-share programme
- A doubled cycling infrastructure budget
- Car free days on many Sundays (same link as above)
- Segregated bike lanes on the deathtrap that is the Burrard Bridge
- And, today, a proposal for a new pedestrian and bike bridge.
The only thing better than the actual improvements is the spluttering red-faced reaction of the many local NIMBY and anti-cyclist types (see comments on any of the CBC articles linked above).
I think I know who's getting my vote in the next municipal election...