Tuesday, August 05, 2008
During a recent summer afternoon, I spent a painful 90 minutes trying to drive from Vancouver’s west side to a beer league hockey game at a Burnaby ice rink.
In ideal conditions, the trip takes about 30 minutes. But the usual weekday congestion had turned it into a marathon journey.
It’s a stressful voyage I won’t make again.
I’m quitting my hockey league in favour of recreation that’s closer to home and doesn’t involve being sucked into Metro Vancouver’s traffic purgatory.
Most Lower Mainland commuters, however, don’t have the luxury of avoiding the tie-ups. Continue reading