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#1701 aastra

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 08:55 AM

 

Impossible timeline for 2022.  Around here it takes about 5 years for a simple 4-floor building to be a approved and completed.

 

For sure, that's why I was asking about the new housing downtown. It would be fishy to say the least if something like that were to go through at lightning speed.



#1702 lanforod

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 08:59 AM

If we want to go visionary, can we get a hyperloop install?


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#1703 Bingo

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 12:41 PM

Most game attendees do not even live along the line, not sure who would be taking it.  The largest portion of games attendees will be from the Peninsula, Oak Bay, and Saanich. 

 

If Victoria makes a successful bid and light rail is part of that, you would see housing spring up within walking distance to the stations.


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#1704 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 03:54 PM

If Victoria makes a successful bid and light rail is part of that, you would see housing spring up within walking distance to the stations.

 

I've already indicated that neither Esquimalt nor View Royal have major population expansion plans, along the line or elsewhere.  Neither of those Mayors have ever said they'd like to see density along the line, in their respective communities.


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#1705 Bingo

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 04:10 PM

I've already indicated that neither Esquimalt nor View Royal have major population expansion plans, alone the line or elsewhere.  

Neither of those Mayors have ever said they'd like to see density along the line, in their respective communities.

 

Somebody needs to build more housing for all the workers who need to be here but can't find accommodation.

That accommodation problem will get worse if we need to build all of the new facilities for games.


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#1706 Bingo

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 05:38 AM

The work at the interchange will involve lowering the Trans-Canada Highway, and constructing ramps, an overpass and a pedestrian-cyclist bridge over the highway.

Langford Mayor Stew Young said he is satisfied with construction progress, but added he hopes the province commits to adding more lanes to the highway and turning the defunct E&N Rail line into another commuter passageway.

http://www.timescolo...says-1.22125559


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#1707 UrbanRail

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 10:29 AM

Yep, just what we need, more highway lanes. Hey maybe they can hire a bunch of flying unicorns to transport people back and forth.


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#1708 Mike K.

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 10:32 AM

Or we could build more highway lanes to transport millions of people-trips every year, like we already do and which the overwhelming majority of our population prefers to do :)

 

The only unicorns around here are trains, I'm afraid. And even though none actually run, we're still paying for someone to tell us every few years they're almost ready to (never) run  :banana:

 

Seriously though, we need more highway capacity. The Malahat is a bottleneck, the TCH is at its breaking point and the 17 is missing several interchanges that, if built, could keep traffic moving and cut down on a swath of emissions. Ditto for the TCH.


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#1709 UrbanRail

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 10:39 AM

Sigh.... well I guess I can tell my unborn daughter that no one here wants a greener future, just more asphalt.

 

Anyway I am going to turn my attention away from this group, more important things to focus on.

 

I disagree with you wholeheartedly on adding more lanes, and I will leave it at that.


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#1710 vortoozo

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 11:45 AM

Agreed that simply adding more lanes isn't the solution.



#1711 Mike K.

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 11:58 AM

You sure can when you're dealing with a region with a very slow (and small) population growth rate like that of Victoria. 

 

Greater Victoria has the most underdeveloped infrastructure grid in all of North America on a per-capita basis. By a long shot. Even Saskatoon has a better highway system than we do and they have half of the population of southern Vancouver Island.

 

See, the thing is the TCH was never built to adequate capacity and it lacked interchanges where they were needed most (McKenzie and at Tillicum) from day one. I mean it was immediately referred to as the Colwood Crawl which tells us the planners fudged the plan and they obviously didn't anticipate that the Westshore would take on not only the brunt of the region's growth but also become its big-box epicentre just as land values would push thousands of commuters to communities north (or along) the Malahat.


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#1712 lanforod

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 02:53 PM

^ Jeez, I get the complaint but we should never be compared to Saskatoon. It's a heckuva lot easier to build freeways when there are no space or mountain limitations.


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