So today, it was over the illegally Provincially tolled Port Mann Crossing on the TransCanada Highway which is supposed to be a freeway, free of both tolls and intersections across the nation, but from with BC from south side of the Fraser River to Vancouver.
New Westminster on one side and Coquitlam on the other, then Burnaby;where all the traffic going to Vancouver for commuters begins; into the downtown core to one of the most expensive lots in the city
through all of Vancouver’s grid streets blocked by construction; to My doctor, then out of the DownCore into Vancouver to the Law Office
then, being on that side, rather than swing thru Downtown back to Highway, down 12th Avenue, pass the Vancouver City hall and onto that narrow old road which was suddenly a lake with a cloudburst downpour
then onto the freeway, where the sun was full sky and the water in the air from the road was a heavy fog glowing with sunlight
I got out of the HOV lane and across the regular and slow/merge lane into the exit merge for the Gaglardi – named for a former BC Highway minister who build Sandman hotels before the exits from highways were built; which goes to SFU, Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, into New West and down then across the hated and disintegrating Patullo Bridge
where once again, a commercial truck drove down the centre of the 2 lanes
when all those other bridges have been built for that traffic.
back home again, but with another outing to The Mall for this afternoon.