Port Mann Bridge (orange arch in the foreground) is a 4 lane bridge opened in 1964 as part of the Trans Canada Hwy. & expanded to 5 lanes about 10 years ago. In the background is a new 10 lane cable bridge that will be replacing the orange one in December, and it will include… BIKE LANES!!!! The old bridge will be torn down.
The freeway that crosses this bridge is the only one that goes near Vancouver by skirting the eastern border for a scant 2 miles. The rest of Vancouver has regular roads and boulevards, many of which allow left turns with no dedicated left turn lane. This equals gridlock for about 11 hours a day. I’m not going to debate freeways, but I will say I’m glad I live AND WORK in the suburbs. I live about 20 miles from Vancouver & in the last 6 months I’ve gone there 5 times- 4 of those trips were bike rides! Needless to say I avoid driving to the city like the plague!