Stanley park attractions

I'm a senior , age 70, who doesn't live within walking distance of S park. For about 60 years, I've enjoyed cooling off in the water at 3rd beach but I can't get there now as the road is closed. What's the point of opening up a lane for vehicle traffic if the parking lots are all closed so that you can't actually stop to do anything?

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This leads us to the existential question:

Jul 30, 2020 at 7:10pm

If you can't drive there, is it of any use? Does it even exist?

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Question

Jul 30, 2020 at 7:25pm

Can people on skates, skateboards, or bikes use the seawall yet?

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Me too

Jul 30, 2020 at 9:51pm

Single mom with 2 small children. Why do bikes get such priority treatment? Or folks who live close by. Going into the water at the beach has been our fun activity for the summer , not being able to ever afford a vacation elsewhere. We can't walk there.

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@existential question

Jul 30, 2020 at 9:55pm

It only exists for the young and healthy .

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Change lanes?

Jul 30, 2020 at 9:57pm

Why don't the bikes take the left lane and cars the right lane? That way the road to 3rd could be open. The restaurants need some parking spots too!

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@Me too

Jul 31, 2020 at 10:44am

If only there were some means of conveyance that allowed one to be transported cheaply and reasonably efficiently without the need to purchase, maintain, and store said conveyance. If I were to invent such a thing I think I would name it "public transportation".

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a suggestion

Jul 31, 2020 at 11:19am

Just take a taxi after brunch at the Sylvia and pre-book a time to get picked up. Or just enjoy a twenty minute stroll beside the ocean. The seawall is as senior-friendly now as it ever will be.

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Whine whine old baby whine

Jul 31, 2020 at 11:25am

There are SO MANY beaches, parks and places to go other than Stanley park. Jesus fucking Christ go do a google search and find some where else to visit instead of complaining.

@Whine whine

Jul 31, 2020 at 1:43pm

There are SO MANY places to ride your bike other than Stanley Park. Why do bikes get a LANE all to themselves and a 70 yr old can't park anywhere in the park to go into the water at one of the few sandy beaches they have been visiting their whole life.

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Pedestrian

Jul 31, 2020 at 2:39pm

I too am a senior who doesn't live near Stanley Park. Yet I manage to take the bus and walk or run the trails to get to the beaches. I have been doing this for decades. I have never owned a car because I could see climate change beginning more than 40 years ago and didn't want to contribute to it. Cars are wasteful, stupid and planet-killing. If you are a dedicated lifelong walker or cyclist you will have a much better chance of maintaining your capacity to get around without a car into old age. I am loving the empty parking lot at Third Beach - long may it remain. I would like to see the return of the old circle bus though. It looped the Park throughout the summer and picked up and dropped off at various places including Second and Third beaches.

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