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Walkscore.com offers the rating for your address. And in this case I am afraid I do not agree with the assessment “Flat as a pancake”. There are steep hills in nearly every direction with the exception of Valley Drive to the north west. Any length of ride in any other direction takes you out of the bowl we live in – and getting up to the Arbutus Greenway via Nanton Ave or W King Edward is a real climb. Similarly getting up to Kerrisdale is a slog (Yew or Arbutus) though the old rail right of way makes it a gentler climb. The Ravine is not supposed to be used by cyclists, but they do.

The Arbutus Mall is undergoing rebuilding so the number of errands you can do on foot are now limited – but should be a lot better in a couple of years.

Transit isn’t “many” either: just two bus routes #16 on Arbutus and #25 on King Ed. If you scroll down it also says “Car sharing is available from Zipcar.” which is also misleading. We use car2go and evo: Zipcar is at Broadway and MacDonald, Modo at West Blvd and 41st – not exactly walking distance!

And here is the streetview they say it “not available”

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Written by Stephen Rees

May 12, 2018 at 11:43 am

Posted in Transportation

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