Signs of spring: Sun Run is this Sunday April 15, 2012, street closures and transit info

Signs of spring, don’t forget that the Sun Run is this Sunday. Don’t even think of driving downtown on Sunday till well into the afternoon. Best to walk, ride your bike or take the bus.

Here is some info on street closures and transit changes.

Georgia Street

Seymour to Bute (start area) 5:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Bute to the Causeway (including all streets crossing Georgia) 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Lions Gate Bridge: access from Pender Street only 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Various Downtown Streets
All streets within the area bounded by Dunsmuir/Melville to Robson, Seymour to Bute 5:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m
Denman – Georgia to Robson 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Robson – west of Denman to Stanley Park 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Beach Avenue, Stanley Park to Hornby St. 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Stanley Park
Stanley Park Dr at North Lagoon Dr 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Ryan Rd at Park Lane/South Lagoon Dr 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Pacific Boulevard
Nelson to Abbott 5:00 am to 1:30 pm
Abbott to Quebec 7:00 am to 1:30 pm
Expo Blvd – closed from Quebec to Terry Fox Way 7:30 am to 9:00 am
Bridge Closures
Burrard Bridge – all northbound traffic closed 8:30 a.m. – noon
Cambie Bridge – closed to all northbound traffic 8:30 a.m. – 1:00
South Vancouver
W 2nd Avenue – Burrard to Fir 8:30 a.m. – noon
Fir Street – W 2nd Ave to W 4th Ave 8:30 a.m. – noon
W 4th Avenue/W 6th Avenue – Pine to Cambie 8:30 a.m. – noon
Quebec, Keefer & Abbott Streets – closed to all traffic 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Translink for more info
Expo/Millennium Lines will start half an hour earlier than usual for a Sunday – 6:38 a.m. from King George Station with rush-hour service levels, 6:45 a.m. from Lougheed Station in both directions, 7:20 a.m. from Waterfront Station.
Canada Line will operate on its usual schedule, and will also increase trains if necessary.
In order to reduce lineups at the Ticket Vending Machines after the run, portable fareboxes will be set up at King George, Burrard, and Bridgeport Stations, where customers may purchase their return fares ahead of time (tickets will be valid until 3:30 p.m.). Having exact fare will move lines quickly and reduce crowding.
Buses will have a number of re-routes in effect, taking the buses away from Georgia between Pender and Richards, the West End, Burrard Bridge and 2nd Avenue in Kitsilano. Buses that normally use Georgia will travel along Pender between Cardero and Richards. West Vancouver Blue Bus will have additional buses going to Vancouver before the race, to help runners get to the start. They will travel via Pender, Cambie, Georgia, Seymour and Pender back to Georgia and Lions Gate Bridge.
Cyclists going to the Sun Run may make use of BEST’s Bicycle Valet, a free service provided by Best-Better Environmentally Sound Transportation.The lot, which can accommodate 100 bikes, is located on Level 2 of BC Place Stadium, with easy access from the Cambie Bridge bike lanes and Pacific Boulevard. From there, they can walk or take SkyTrain to the starting point. Also note, at busy times, transit staff may delay or restrict bicycles on trains.

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