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A look at Vancouver’s hard driving rain

March 25, 2015

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It’s a grey, rain-soaked day in Vancouver and the evening rush hour is underway. Pedestrians along West Broadway Avenue need to be mindful lest they get hit, either by water kicked up by the speeding vehicles or just by the vehicles themselves, which can sometimes unexpectedly splash up onto the sidewalks.

This was the case about an hour ago when I looked up from a dry perch in McDonald’s (one of my homes away from homelessness apparently) and saw a pedestrian scooting out of the way as a little SUV darted out of the alley on the east side of South Granville Street and turned left, jumping up onto the sidewalk in the process.

The weather and the traffic both turn ugly in the blink of an eye

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The driver of the ute was blocked from turning right into the east-bound lane of West Broadway Avenue by a 99 B-Line bus and rather than stop, opted to turn left — up onto the sidewalk, so as to avoid hitting the 9 Boundary bus which was just pulling out. This maneuver resulted in the driver pulling onto West Broadway against the flow of traffic and they had to pull a quick U-turn.

After that they were right as rain. Click the images to enlarge them.

From → Automobiles, Fairview

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