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#5581 Cats4Hire

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Posted Yesterday, 11:32 AM

Has anybody noticed they seem to be putting in a lot of shelters? At least that's what I assume they're doing. A number of stops along Glanford and Carey have had an area dug up and sectioned off. I also saw they seemed to be doing the same thing this morning on Hillside/Lansdowne at Shellbourne. One on Glanford has had a bunch of pylons on it covering where they dug for about a week now.



#5582 Nparker

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Posted Yesterday, 11:44 AM

Has anybody noticed they seem to be putting in a lot of shelters? ...

Saanich must have a budget surplus they need to spend.



#5583 TallGuy

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Posted Yesterday, 03:36 PM

I am talking here... not there. Sorry I was not clear enough.

Oh, and have you seen the size of the parkade at the downtown Costco, with FREE parking.

The parking is not free at the downtown Vancouver Costco. It is cheap though, relative to parking elsewhere downtown.



#5584 TallGuy

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Posted Yesterday, 03:36 PM

Saanich must have a budget surplus they need to spend.

Why would Saanich pay for BC Transit's shelters?



#5585 VicHockeyFan

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Posted Yesterday, 03:37 PM

Why would Saanich pay for BC Transit's shelters?


To make Saanich more “liveable”.
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#5586 Nparker

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Posted Yesterday, 03:39 PM

Why would Saanich pay for BC Transit's shelters?

This document may help answer your questions.


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#5587 Cats4Hire

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Posted Yesterday, 05:17 PM

Why would Saanich pay for BC Transit's shelters?

There's an election coming up (I believe next year) and Richard Atwell has done nothing but make people hate him since he was elected so he's probably trying to do a bunch of things to get people to like him before then. I doubt that many people will vote for him because he paid for like 5 bus shelters, one at a stop I rarely see used.



#5588 legaN

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Posted Yesterday, 06:15 PM

There's an election coming up (I believe next year) and Richard Atwell has done nothing but make people hate him since he was elected so he's probably trying to do a bunch of things to get people to like him before then. I doubt that many people will vote for him because he paid for like 5 bus shelters, one at a stop I rarely see used.


While I agree with your assessment of his honor or whatever title I helped him regrettably earn, I seriously doubt he has much say in how many Transit shelters go in. Engineering staff are pretty empowered in this muni, and they massively support active transportation (which includes transit).
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#5589 Coreyburger

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Posted Today, 08:23 AM

This document may help answer your questions.

 

Injecting facts into a VV discussion. Should be ashamed of yourself. Hyperbole and hate on non-car modes all the way!


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#5590 thundergun

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Posted Today, 10:38 AM

These shelters are not cheap so likely capitalized not expensed. Therefore likely part of a long term capital plan, 'not a spend it or we'll lose it' issue.


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