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Old 07-28-08, 07:26 PM   #1
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Sea2Sky Highway;Vancouver2Whistler

Anyone out there been on the Sea to Sky Highway recently.
I hear the road has been improved; more lanes etc.
Is there a decent paved shoulder???
I cycled the road about 10 years ago and was totally disgusted with the traffic and the very narrow paved shoulder. So much so that I took a bus back down to Vancouver.
It could be a spectacular bike ride if you could enjoy the scenery along the way
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Old 07-28-08, 09:03 PM   #2
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Don't go.

There's a crazy amount of construction going on there, improvements before the Olympics. There's zero shoulder in places, cars all gridlocked and stress-cased drivers snapping at everything that's getting in the way of their Chateau's. In a couple summers it'll be wider, smoother, and have shoulders.
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Old 07-28-08, 10:03 PM   #3
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Hokkaido speaks the truth. It's pretty torn up as of last weekend. They're making good progress, but it's just not there yet for bikes.
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Hi,

I cycled it last year. There was traffic, a lot of construction and most of it a single lane without shoulder.
The construction area was to Britannia Beach. From that point on it was a two lane road with a 2m wide shoulder - the part Squamish - Whistler was one of many highlights on my Canada trip last year.

They placed some road "Share the road" signs - and it really works. I had no dangerous moment. The only problem was that I had to cross the road to make some seaside pictures (and in the middle of the road were concrete barrieres)

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Don't go.

In a couple summers it'll be wider, smoother, and have shoulders.
+1000.
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Old 07-30-08, 05:03 AM   #6
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I guess I'll wait.
Thanks everyone.
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