In 2016, I once again set out on my bike on to re-try the crossing. My goal was to cycle on to the Port Mann bridge from the western Coquitlam side, pedal over the Fraser River, and arrive on the Surrey side (see story, below the map).
From United Boulevard, I turned once again turned right onto Burbridge Street and followed the quiet road into Macquabek Park and boat launch. Basically, we’re heading east and following the Fraser River.
On the Surrey side, I was very impressed to see a sign for a Neighbourhood Bike Route to Surrey Central (map, PDF). It’s a 5-kilometre neighbourhood cycling route that follows local roads between the Port Mann Bridge and downtown Surrey. From Surrey Central, you can either roll your bicycle onto a Skytrain back into Vancouver, to explore one of Surrey’s many bike routes.
To cycle into Vancouver you can use other bike-friendly crossings over the Fraser River into Vancouver: the Patullo Bridge (from New Westminster), the Alex Fraser Bridge (from Surrey), the Queensborough Bridge (from Richmond), the Massey Tunnel bike shuttle (out of Delta), the Lions Gate Bridge (from West Vancouver), and the Ironworkers/Second Narrows Bridge (from North Vancouver).