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#6121 Mattjvd

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 12:16 PM

I actually would support removing the parking along the roads in the middle of the park, if not closing the roads themselves. The parking lot by the zoo can stay. There's a lot of unnecessary roadway in BHP.


I have to agree, the roads through the park are unnecessary. Maybe leave the entrance from Douglas, the lots by the zoo, and the loop to the top of the hill, but axe the rest.

#6122 Nparker

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 12:52 PM

I have to agree, the roads through the park are unnecessary. ..

Perhaps not necessary to you, but for seniors and others with mobility issues, cutting out the majority of through-roads might seriously impact their ability to enjoy the park.


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#6123 Cats4Hire

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 01:00 PM

What would be the point of removing them anyway? Almost all of them have both bike paths and sidewalks right next to them that are rarely crowded to the point of needing to go on the road. Even when they are there's so little traffic the 2 seconds you're on the road won't impact anything. 



#6124 Nparker

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 01:03 PM

What would be the point of removing them anyway? ... 

Since when did "having a point" play into the decisions of the CoV?


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#6125 mbjj

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 02:36 PM

Although my mum has since passed away, she loved it when I took her for a drive through Beacon Hill Park. She could not walk on her own by then. In the 1960s we also used to take my great aunt and uncle through there as they loved to see the flower beds. Downright cruel to deny people such access by closing the roads.


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#6126 Nparker

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 02:42 PM

I guess there will be an opportunity for tandem bike tours for less able seniors.



#6127 Cassidy

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 04:58 PM

Honestly ... when did you last see or hear of the COV Mayor or Council doing anything positive for seniors?

 

Nothing more pitiful than a city that's utterly lost its bearings ... on every issue with any relevancy.

 

Beacon Hill Park isn't for seniors you fools ... it's to become a model for the perfect ambulatory SJW societal gathering place.


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#6128 exc911ence

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 05:39 PM

Beacon Hill Park isn't for seniors you fools ... 

 

I thought it was for Man Love. The more you know!  :P


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#6129 FogPub

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 09:23 PM

I actually would support removing the parking along the roads in the middle of the park, if not closing the roads themselves.  The parking lot by the zoo can stay.  There's a lot of unnecessary roadway in BHP.

Then where would you have all those people who currently park on the roads, park?  Much of the on-street parking outside BHP is residential-only, and the Dallas Rd waterfront parking can only take so many.



#6130 laconic

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 12:47 PM

BC Hydro is working at Esquimalt/Tyee. The lights are out and there are flaggers at the intersection.

 

The lights are also out at Esquimalt/Harbour presumably due to the same work, but there are no flaggers. The vast majority of traffic in both directions on Esquimalt is ignoring the four way stop rule and proceeding through the intersection. Most aren't even slowing down.

 

Kudos to the BC Transit bus drivers for doing the right thing. When they do stop at least a small section of the pack does the four way stop rule for a bit. Shame on the Butchart Gardens tour bus for not stopping.


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#6131 Mike K.

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 12:54 PM

You might want to call that in to VicPD. Sounds like conditions are just right for a crash there.

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#6132 DustMagnet

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 07:21 PM

Not sure if right topic but...

Don’t breathe easy if you’re sober — you still have to blow
 

https://www.timescol...blow-1.23790929

 

If having your tires cross the lane boundary several times is an indicator then half of Victoria is driving drunk every day...  (That might actually explain it.)



#6133 PraiseKek

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 07:33 PM

She deserves it.

#6134 sebberry

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 09:41 PM

She deserves it.

 

Do explain.


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#6135 Mattjvd

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 11:17 PM

Do explain.


I assume his post was made with thick sarcasm.

 



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