Earlier in the week I had an appointment which brought me to downtown Vancouver before sunrise
we are a very bike friendly city when it comes to pedal power, not so much with those powered by internal combustion. Much to the dismay of motorists who pay license fees, insurance and other taxes, these bicyclists can enjoy many streets blocked off to traffic to make it safer. Many of these special lanes are not heavily used, especially during the winter season
These lanes are maintained by the city; they are swept regularly of debris and they are even cleared of snow during snowstorms. As I am waiting for the sun to rise I can see the water trails left by the cleaning machine, if you look closely .
Notice on this section there are separate lanes for each direction. In areas around Stanley Park, there are separate lanes for bikes & pedestrians, each having their own dedicated lanes
It is not often that I duplicate similar photos, but the other day I posted a photo taken just before Dawn and it was very blue, almost like I enhanced it, but I didn't. Here is one I took showing the bike lane which was recently "cleaned", notice the cleaning marks on the pavement. I arrived here around 7am and by 7:20a the blue started to invade the top portion of my photo, but the street level appears normal
Here's another image showing more of the foreground. It was still about 20 minutes before sunrise. The sky really was "blue"