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#8201 Brantastic

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 04:59 PM

Yesterday saw the highest bike ridership on the Galloping Goose since the counter was erected in December of 2014, and the first time to hit more than 4,000 in a day. 4,289 passed the counter yesterday, beating 3,869 on May 29, 2017.


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#8202 Mike K.

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 05:07 PM

That’s 2,150 individual cyclists, more or less?

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#8203 Nparker

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 06:04 PM

Yesterday saw the highest bike ridership on the Galloping Goose...4,289 passed the counter yesterday...

How does that number compare to February 11, 2019?



#8204 Greg

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 10:37 PM

How does that number compare to February 11, 2019?

 

You mean because it snowed? There were a lot fewer cars that day as well. Funny, that.


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#8205 tommy

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 10:52 PM

If you ask EV owners why they’re buying them what do you think is the primary reason?

i bought mine on price...my vw "clean diesel" tdi turned out to be a scam so...

 

by the time the buyout price (basically two model years penalty for them), $5k cheater penalty, $5k guvmint grant, vw loyalty, etc was totted up... egolf was an easy choice

 

no regrets at all



#8206 tommy

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 10:53 PM

Oh it’s coming, and it’s a dirty little secret governments don’t want you thinking about as they entice you into EV’s with subsidies up front but big taxation plans down the road.

will my solar panels help me avoid this heinous tax plan?



#8207 Mike K.

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 05:32 AM

It’ll more than likely be mileage based and payable via insurance.

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#8208 rjag

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 06:07 AM

It’ll more than likely be mileage based and payable via insurance.


I smell a mileage based road tax in the wind. The one thing that will always happen is government is so addicted to taxes that they will always have a plan to replace and enhance revenue.... especially the nanny state regulation loving GreeNDP
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#8209 DustMagnet

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 08:20 AM

I smell a mileage based road tax in the wind. The one thing that will always happen is government is so addicted to taxes that they will always have a plan to replace and enhance revenue.... especially the nanny state regulation loving GreeNDP

 

You can talk, with your shameless addiction to oxygen.  Where exactly is government supposed to be funded from - donations?

 

Replacing a fuel tax with a weight+milage-based tax is fine.



#8210 rjag

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 08:28 AM

You can talk, with your shameless addiction to oxygen.  Where exactly is government supposed to be funded from - donations?

 

Replacing a fuel tax with a weight+milage-based tax is fine.

 

hehe What does weight have to do with this? 

 

I like oxygen  :wave:



#8211 DustMagnet

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 08:35 AM

hehe What does weight have to do with this? 

 

I like oxygen  :wave:

 

Heavier vehicles cause more wear and tear on the roads.  1000kms in a Tahoe is not the same as 1000kms in a Yaris.  A gas-tax tends to incorporate this because heavier ICE vehicles use more fuel.

It's not fat-shaming, I swear!



#8212 rjag

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 09:29 AM

Heavier vehicles cause more wear and tear on the roads.  1000kms in a Tahoe is not the same as 1000kms in a Yaris.  A gas-tax tends to incorporate this because heavier ICE vehicles use more fuel.

It's not fat-shaming, I swear!

 

Yup, but a Tahoe does the same amount of damage to a road surface as a Yaris, its the 50-100,000lb dump trucks and buses that actually do the damage

 

https://www.denenapo...ht-road-damage/

 

https://www.pavement...ngle-axle-load/



#8213 spanky123

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 10:28 AM

It’ll more than likely be mileage based and payable via insurance.


Lots of overhead in doing that. I can see Hydro adding a new pricing tier and charging $.25 to $.35 per kwh to capture e-vehicles.

#8214 Nparker

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 10:47 AM

...I can see Hydro adding a new pricing tier and charging $.25 to $.35 per kwh to capture e-vehicles.

For all Hydro customers? So I'd be paying for other people's e-vehicle usage? That blows.



#8215 Jackerbie

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 10:53 AM

Back to the bicycle infrastructure topic, the Province has revealed the recipients of BikeBC grants for the 2019-2020 funding period. Victoria Buzz gives a brief on the Vancouver Island recipients, here: http://www.victoriab...ncouver-island/

 

 

 

  • Victoria (CRD): $1,000,000 for a one-kilometre, multi-use trail connecting Victoria and Langford.
  • District of Saanich: $1,000,000 for buffered bike lanes between McKenzie Avenue and Torquay Drive.
  • City of Langford: $686,988 for a separated, multi-use paved path connecting the Goldstream Meadows and Westhills neighbourhoods to downtown Langford.
  • District of North Saanich: $726,018 for new shoulder bikeways that will provide direct and safer access to the Ardmore area.
  • District of Sooke: $145,665 for a separated, multi-use path connecting the Sooke Town Centre with Sun River Estates.
  • City of Courtenay:
      • $151,988 for a bike lane that will connect the Riverway Trail to Fifth Street.
      •  $75,668 for new dedicated cycling lanes that will connect the downtown core to existing cycling facilitates between the Riverway Trail, Fifth Street and the Driftwood Mall.
  • District of Tofino: $1,000,000 for a separated, multi-use path from the Tofino Information Centre to the northern boundary of the Pacific Rim National Park.
  • Town of Qualicum Beach: $505,841 for safety improvements on the town’s east-west multi-use path that is largely used by children as a route to and from school.


#8216 Cats4Hire

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 11:26 AM

At what point are Victoria and Langford 1 KM apart? 


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#8217 Jackerbie

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 11:34 AM

At what point are Victoria and Langford 1 KM apart? 

 

Poor wording/reporting. Grant is to the CRD, not City of Victoria. According to the CRD, they applied for a $1M grant for the E&N Rail Trail Phase 3: Atkins Ave to Savory School


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#8218 aastra

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 11:34 AM

 

At what point are Victoria and Langford 1 KM apart?

 

I love riddles:

 

a) after a very large earthquake

 

-or-

 

b) after a botched amalgamation


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#8219 DustMagnet

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 11:34 AM

^ Maybe that's the the as-yet-unbuilt E&N connector between Atkins & Savoy School?

 

I think the phrasing is confusing, but they might mean a section of trail that completes a longer trail that connects Langford and Victoria, since the E&N Rail Trail does extend into Vic West.

 

EDIT: Jackerbie's 2fast4me


Edited by DustMagnet, 29 May 2019 - 11:35 AM.

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#8220 DustMagnet

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 11:39 AM

Yup, but a Tahoe does the same amount of damage to a road surface as a Yaris, its the 50-100,000lb dump trucks and buses that actually do the damage

 

https://www.denenapo...ht-road-damage/

 

https://www.pavement...ngle-axle-load/

 

Well obvious not the exact same but close enough that we can use a "weight range+mileage" formula then.



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