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Cycling Vancouver: A ride on bike-friendly Point Grey Road

Cycling Vancouver: A ride on bike-friendly Point Grey Road

Here’s what you need to know about going for a bike ride on Point Grey Road in Vancouver. Point Grey Road is a very bike-friendly…

Sunday, Jul 17

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Here’s what you need to know about going for a bike ride on Point Grey Road in Vancouver. Point Grey Road is a very bike-friendly street that is a part of what the city calls the “Seaside Greenway.”

The whole Seaside Greenway and York Bikeway network is a 28 km bike/walking route that extends from the Vancouver Convention Centre to Spanish Banks Park.

Point Grey Road itself begins as Balsam St by Cornwall (in the Kitsilano area). It continues west to Jericho Beach, paralleling the water. Through its length, cyclists have the chance to pass by (and stop at) many parks: Kitsilano, Point Grey Park Sites, Margaret Piggot Park, Volunteer Park, Tatlow Park – to name a few.

For most of it, Point Grey Road is an automobile street. A small stretch between Trafalgar Street and Macdonald Street is a segregated bike way, but the majority of Point Grey Road is shared with cars. That being said, it is designated a bike path and a major commuter thoroughfare, and the sheer number of cyclists keeps most cars away. I have even found the residents living on the busiest parts of Point Grey Road to be very cautious of and respectful of the cyclists travelling up and down the street they live on. The road is wide, and there is no material gradient so it is suitable for bikes of all types and cyclists of all fitness.

I use Point Grey Road most often to either get to Spanish Banks and UBC or, if […]

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