Wanted: Sidewalks and Shade

Black Cars Look Better In The Shade
Black cars look better in the shade

My latest complaint against Surrey: in many places, they only have a sidewalk on one side of the street. And it’s not like the sidewalk goes the length of the street on that one side – it will be a few blocks on the east side of the road, then a few blocks on the west side of the street, then back to the east side for the next few blocks. This is not a good way to encourage people to be active – I mean, I’m already running long enough distances, do they really expect me to add to my mileage by having to run back and forth across the street? This problem is exacerbated by the limited amount of shade (at least in my neighbourhood). I’m used to running Vancouver streets, where there are always lots of big tall trees to provide you with much needed shade when running in the sun. Surrey, not so much. And so when you do see that there is a bit of shade, but you don’t get to run in it because there is no sidewalk on that side of the road, well that’s just adding insult to injury.

On the plus side, I think I made sufficient quantities of vitamin D today!

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