Around 10 inches of snow fell in the three days before Christmas. Entrances to some Skytrain(mass rapid transit) stations resembled small swimming pools and escalators were clogged with slush. The trains had dirty, wet floors and were full to brimming with irritated and irritating people. Once outside the Skytrain station the streets in the downtown hadn’t been snow ploughed properly, the pavements were slushy, and at most of the crosswalk corners you had to leap across six-inch deep puddles of water. The drains couldn’t cope. Drivers speeding in their trucks and SUVs gleefully sprayed people with dirty water if the pedestrians got too close to the road. Some of the buses were running late and had trouble making it up some of the hills, though they got there eventually.
Many flights were cancelled at
I hope that it doesn’t snow in
And then on Sunday, January 18th, someone burned down part of the
Predictably, the two other road bridges over the river became a lot busier during the daily commute, as did The Skytrain. What was less predictable was the decision of the transportation authority, Translink, to ban bikes from The Skytrain at all times while the