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#2341 Nparker

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 10:58 AM

....If you're watching crossings and the sidewalks for approaching pedestrians you will never have an issue...

This. All too often drivers are only looking for other approaching vehicles and not for pedestrians. I see this a lot with drivers making right turns that take them into an active crosswalk. They look to their left for oncoming cars but not towards the right for what might be ahead of them in the crosswalk.



#2342 Nparker

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 11:00 AM

...Brown coat guy is distracted not by a phone...

That's not a fair example. Those "puzzle" pieces are known to cause hallucinatory effects on anyone within a few metres of them.



#2343 Bingo

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 11:25 AM

Yeah, I've seen that with regularity where folks will just linger at a pedestrian crossing. Really? That's the best place for you to stop?

A pedestrian was struck earlier in the week and is in serious condition. I think it was on Quadra? Dark clothing, sudden jolt out into the street and wham.

Quadra near Cloverdale and was crossing NOT in a crosswalk.


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#2344 nagel

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 11:32 AM

Quadra near Cloverdale and was crossing NOT in a crosswalk.


Inverness. There is a crosswalk there.

#2345 HB

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 11:34 AM

even if there is not a marked crosswalk any intersection where one road comes to another is a legal place to cross a road. So many drivers are clueless to that fact


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#2346 Bingo

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 11:40 AM

Inverness. There is a crosswalk there.

 

Quadra near Cloverdale and NOT in the crosswalk

She had witnessed the accident about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 3400 block of Quadra Street near Cloverdale Avenue.

Muller huddled into her coat while standing on the sidewalk later and recounted what had happened.

The man was taken to Victoria General Hospital after being struck by a car heading northbound on Quadra Street.

The accident happened in front of a bus stop on Quadra Street and there were a number of witnesses, Zielinski said.

“Some of the witnesses indicated to us that he may have been trying to cross the road.

It is between marked crosswalks. But it is a distance from the closest crosswalk.”

- See more at: http://www.timescolo...h.QjlXF81l.dpuf


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#2347 HB

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 11:45 AM

That is hardly conclusive and weak...

 

 

"some witnesses indicated "

"may have been trying to cross road"

ask the witnesses what colour jacket he was wearing and you'll get many answers all different colours



#2348 nagel

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 12:23 PM

Oh I know that spot. Used to be my bus spot. I jaywalked it every time. Definitely not safe.

#2349 Awaiting Juno

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 12:36 PM

The knowledge about what is or is not a crosswalk is really lousy among both pedestrians and drivers - pedestrians wave through when they shouldn't and drivers blow past when they shouldn't.  For the most part it doesn't result in harm, but when it does - well it's really terrible.  Here's a good video blog on crosswalks in BC: https://youtu.be/H_k9hwfWEuI



#2350 Karma2017

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 10:22 PM

Perhaps this should be clarified "an addict with a sever mental health problem, or an addict who is currently high on an illegal drug" - there are many addicts, some are very rational and logical, they just tend to be those addicted to things other than illegal drugs and without concurrent psychosis.

if you are that screwed up on drugs you can't push a simple button and walk an extra FIFTEEN FEET to the crosswalks ALREADY at Pandora and Quadra St and Pandora and Vancouver, you need to be picked up by the cops and LOCKED UP til you sober up, just like they do with mostly working contributing members of society after going too far on a night out (ironically)...oh but WHY doesn't that happen??? Because the cops want all their rat informants on the streets finding all the info they can for them...



#2351 HB

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 10:37 PM

So office people walking across a street from an office building to a lunch place not in a crosswalk should be locked up?


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#2352 nagel

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Posted Yesterday, 09:54 AM

Yeah, last I checked Pandora isn't dedicated to the homeless. Other people actually do walk it, and the distance between Quadra and Vancouver is too long without a ped crossing in an urban environment. Jaywalking on this stretch is very high and no it's not all homeless people.

#2353 sebberry

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Posted Yesterday, 09:59 AM

Mid block crosswalks increase carbon emissions.

 

There :)


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#2354 Nparker

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Posted Yesterday, 10:19 AM

... the distance between Quadra and Vancouver is too long without a ped crossing in an urban environment...

Seriously? One block is too far to walk to cross a street? i'm a pretty lazy SOB, but I can still manage to avoid j-walking 99.9% of the time.



 



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