This is what our city crosswalk elephant feet look like as they don’t look like “elephant feet” at all… or for that matter like any other type of toe – err pachyderm animal..


Over our Family Day Losses weekend my wife and I had the pleasure in socializing with a number of good friends at a local restaurant.  Though our conversation’s did not dwell very long on elephant crosswalk markings no one at our table of four except myself knew what these city elephant crosswalk markings looked like.  Though my wife thought they must be those squirrely whirly pedestrian crosswalk designs at the foot of Lonsdale Quay/Seabus area.

We have to Twilight Zone back to the infamous December 2017 city council meeting agenda when this issue was debated, ending with the mayor’s inappropriate ignominious wisecrack .  Both city councillors Bookham and Bell raised issues over these elephant markings, one being not readily identified as pedestrian/cyclists crosswalks by tourists… as well as by most non-cycling motorists.  After all they look like solid rectangular blocks and nothing more.  So my good interpretive graphic deed of the week is to assist in the unraveling of what city elephant feet markings look like… you’re welcome mayor.

*pachyderm: a very large mammal with thick skin, especially an elephant, rhinoceros, or hippopotamus.


The mayor and his HUBies with the aid of our city engineers will continue to coerce cycling-psychosis down our throats, realizing they are running out of time.  As in just a little over 35 weeks we will be electing hopefully an untainted new mayor & city council.  At which time hopefully giving serious consideration to the registration and licensing of cyclists to help pay for these daunting crosswalks and to be correctly renamed “Black Necklace bike lanes” meant for cyclists ONLY.  i.e. not for vehicles or pedestrians who are paying city taxes for cyclists to have the exclusive right to these $20K+ bike lanes.  Unlike these same resident cyclists being able to WTF: cycle on any and all city streets… and at times riding precariously on our “pedestrian only sidewalks.”

And hopefully our city’s diminishing cycling community (having lost many due to the unaffordability of our city) won’t feel radically inclined like this recently caught violent NYC bicycle mob smashing and terrorizing drivers in one of our mayor’s fav city’s Manhattan NY NY…
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5350111/Manhattan-bicycle-mob-smashes-cars-terrorizes-drivers.html

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Manicuring Black Necklace bike lanes a priority, sidewalks… well maybe not at all.


If your daily means of mobility is from a wheel chair, scooter or just a mom pushing a baby carriage up and down our city’s many defective sidewalks; you are no doubt disgusted and alarmed over the MILLIONS being spent on new bike lanes and the negligent due diligence in properly cementing/resurfacing our sidewalks.  Our reckless city engineer’s quick fix florescent orange sprayed sidewalk patch works is criminal at best.

But hey, our mayor who has the highest car allowance in the lower mainland and loves driving his Lexus to his VIP city hall parking stall is: come hell or high water determined to turn our city into a laughable bike and ‘trip as you walk’ over the many uneven, cracked, snap(!) there goes another lawsuit on one of our many in dire need of repair sidewalks.

#TripAsYouWalk  #BlackNecklaceBikeLanes