Tim Pawsey reports in today:
I frequently catch the 257 bus at Dunsmuir at Hamilton Street. I like to get on at the originating terminus, which allows me plenty of time to take in the surrounding activity. (It also guarantees me a seat because the bus is very often overloaded. West Van Blue Bus hasn’t quite figured out how popular this route has become.)
Over the last few months, it’s been interesting to watch the increase in traffic on this bike lane, which runs right behind the stop.
I wasn’t able to capture the large number of cyclists today, as it is just too dangerous to stand in the way. There is actually a crosswalk between the sidewalk and the stop, which is on an island. But pedestrians know that it is best to stay out of the way.
This has become a formidable commuter route. Maybe the city should consider putting a counter here …