We’re heading out for a run this afternoon – although I used to be a morning runner, this is my first day out in ages so we’re going right after work. I think we might do the Sun Run this year – although looking at the specs it seems the course has changed from previous years or since the last year that i participated which was probably 1998 so yeah… hopefully the rain will hold off tonight… although i doubt it
all along robson there are flashing green lights (aka pedestrian controlled) and the streets which run north/south that intersects these have stop signs. so it’s a common misconception that if you have a stop sign you can roll right through it without a pause if the traffic in the other direction has a red light at that particular moment in time. stop signs are stop signs. what makes crossing robson even more tricky are the pedestrians. so if you’re trying to cross with a flashing green light one way and a stop sign in front of you… once traffic is out of the way (or that light turns red) you still have to dodge, pause, yeild for pedestrians who will still come at you from every which way.
so this morning a car is trying to cross Robson. he’s got a stop sign and the traffic on Robson has a flashing green light that turned red. so he’s thinking – score! time to roll. so as he does so, pedestrians cross the street in front of him on the other side — he gets stuck in the intersection and the light turns green for the Robson traffic. When that light turns green -BAM! a car that was waiting at the line nails him. He spins about 180 degrees and the two cars pull off to the side.
Here’s the thing… should stop sign guy have crossed the intersection? Even though the other traffic had a red light – there were still pedestrians crossing. OR should the car waiting at the line have noticed that car stuck in the intersection and not even accelerated.
Both cars failed to remember a major rule — enter the intersection when it’s clear and safe to do so. If you can prevent an accident – you must. I think they both made bad decisions but ultimately (in my opinion) the car waiting at the line shouldn’t have even accelerated – he could have prevented this entire mess and the first car would just look like a jerk for getting stuck. fortunately, no one was injured, they were both fully capable of getting out of their cars and having a heated discussion.
Vancouver traffic is fun.
john blogged about SO many shows that are coming to vancouver – we HAVE to get the chance to attend at least some of them. i’d like to see dallas green/city and colour at mesa luna, and of course matt good at one of his solo accoustic shows. we want to make it to more canucks games, do the sun run, explore more parks around the area and about 50 billion other things – we’re coming out of the winter grey-dopeyness and rubbing our eyes open to what springtime in vancouver is all about.
There was an article about this live-action Simpsons opening sequence – it’s pretty darn good.
My husband and I did a lot of walking this weekend… Saturday was awesome – sunny, warm, crisp – so nice to get outside… especially after having that nasty cold when I got back to work on Wednesday from the wedding haitus. Life is slowly getting back to normal around here… although it was never really “normal” to begin with – we’re just getting back into the swing of things. the grocery shopping, the walks, being on our own again with nothing to plan and no one to worry about but ourselves. we did our thank you cards last night while watching the Oscars. there are so many places we need to go and people we need to visit. just as soon as life gets on track again we’ll want to stir it up and take a trip or have people visit because it’s just what keeps everything that much more interesting.
And… I will have to do another canucks post soon… so many games, so little time…