Homeless in Vancouver: The view from the starting line
This is Alder Street, just a hint north of West Broadway.
Looking north over False Creek at downtown Vancouver—I was looking at the clouds.
Between West Broadway (aka West 9th Avenue) and the north-most end of Alder at West 5th Avenue, the street takes a steep nosedive toward sea level.
When the temperature fluctuates above and below freezing, there’s a chance of black ice forming. On this stretch of Alder, that could be lethal, hence the ten white lines.
When the temperature is hovering on either side of zero, city trucks roam major streets spraying these lines.
They’re either de-icing fluid or racing stripes.