Today we went biking around Stanley Park, a nice breather away from all the fatigue built up from this week, really relaxing. The seawall had amazing sights that does not include only the sea but the people that we passed by also. We saw fishermen and beach goers having fun and doing what they were doing. During our ride we also found a pineapple shaped rock with a sole and lonely tree on top of the rock. I noticed that on our ride there were some parts of the bike trails that were elevated away from the pedestrian walk train. This gave me the idea that not only was it used to separate the pedestrians from the bikers but also prevent bikers from merging onto the bike trail from the pedestrian trail. This idea might be of benefit to our open space infrastructure because of its prevention of merging that has a potential in causing harm or injuring the pedestrian or motorist. Elevated bike trails also force bikers to remain on the trail and keeps them away from pedestrians and motorist. It’s a great idea in terms of safety for all users of the street.
After the bike ride we went over to the Vancouver Richmond night market for dinner. There was a lot to eat and to choose from and a lot of stalls to buy last minute souvenirs and gifts. The thing I liked most about the Night Market was its wide selection of cute items to buy. The benefits of a night market (if we ever had one) was that any type of generation young to old is able to enjoy it. During our roaming time I noticed the night market’s guest weren’t only teens or kids but also adults looking for a great time. Night Markets are a social hub full or independent vendors and fun games attractions. I believe SF has potential for a night market but not a daily or weekly one, monthly should be fine enough. I do know that space is a problem and that we might not have enough budget or funding but all I do know is that SF has a potential, a capability to have a night market. This concludes my seventh and second last day in Vancouver. Thanks for reading!