Vancouver is definitely one of the coolest places to live, but the problem is a lot of people think so. This is what traffic at night on Highway #1 looks like if you were to look at the highway from an overpass and keep your eyes open for 10 seconds. Being a city of bridges, generally no matter when you're planning on going into or coming out of town, you have some sort of gridlock to deal with. Or facing the conundrum of where on earth to park the car that gets you downtown when you need to go downtown is another pitfall. And soon there's tolls coming on the new Port Mann bridge. No such thing as a free ride.