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#8561 Nparker

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 11:26 AM

Doesn't this look like a cheery place to while away one's time?

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How long before the ping-pong table is damaged or destroyed?



#8562 mbjj

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 11:50 AM

I didn't recognize it until I saw the ping-pong table mentioned, lol. Do you have to supply your own equipment?



#8563 Nparker

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 11:59 AM

...Do you have to supply your own equipment?

Apparently the equipment will be courtesy of the CoV taxpayer.

...Table tennis paddles and balls are being given to nearby schools, businesses, hotels and residences...

https://www.cheknews...e-lanes-596003/



#8564 Danma

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 12:04 PM

Apparently the equipment will be courtesy of the CoV taxpayer.

 

I go around defending bike lane spending, and then there's stuff like this.... I mean, it's cute, and probably is gonna cost maybe a few hundred bucks, but still...


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#8565 Coreyburger

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 12:55 PM

^ Interesting that the official map includes portions that have not been built yet, such as a bridge across Rock Bay from Bridge Street

 

Oh yes, their map is crap

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#8566 Rob Randall

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 01:21 PM

I'm going to bike through the Ocean Cement plant and when they chase after me I'll yell FU it's on the map.


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#8567 Mike K.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 02:12 PM

Lol. I can totally see you doing that.


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#8568 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 03:21 PM

 I mean, it's cute, and probably is gonna cost maybe a few hundred bucks, but still...

 

$7,000.



#8569 shoeflack

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 03:27 PM

Seems like this would have been a good location to try out another one of those pop-up parks like what has been so successful on the 700-block of Fort, rather than this...thing...



#8570 jjmac

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 04:11 PM

Cyclist hit by car on esqualmalt and lampson (Joffre St really). Looks like he/ she was headed into town and a car cut through the standing traffic and took them out as they rode in the bike lane! 2 fire truck, 2 ambulance and 4 cop cars. Did not look good😬.

#8571 Mike K.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 04:59 PM

Oh geez. Any updates?

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#8572 jjmac

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 05:02 PM

No idea Mike, when I cycled past the opposite direction at 4:30ish everyone was just arriving. Saw a bike on the ground and a fireman lying on the floor holding the casualties neck straight.

Then 5 minutes further down the street two mountain bikers who passed the accident next to me cycled straight though two red lights, without a care in the world!

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#8573 Mike K.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 05:03 PM

Oh gosh. I’m very familiar with that intersection and Joffrey is a sketchy crossing for cyclists. Vehicles will veer down all the time, usually at fast speed.

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#8574 FogPub

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 05:29 PM

Doesn't this look like a cheery place to while away one's time?

 

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How long before the ping-pong table is damaged or destroyed?

Just means Bart's pub doesn't need to put in their own games area...the city did it for them. :)


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#8575 LJ

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 07:27 PM

I'm waiting for a "camper" to set up shop underneath the table.


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#8576 Danma

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 08:56 PM

$7,000.


I was just referring to the paddles and balls. I saw the cost of the table, that’s quite the thing!

#8577 Danma

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:04 PM

As an aside: I much prefer the VV forums to the Facebook page. At least here there’s a general spirit of friendliness when discussing stuff even if we disagree. Those Facebook comments are brutal, by comparison. Are people in Victoria actually that angry?! It must be hard maintaining those levels of rage all the time...

This is in reference to basically any post involving bike lanes, talk about angry mobs!

Edited by Danma, 15 August 2019 - 09:05 PM.

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#8578 Nparker

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:23 PM

When it comes to the seemingly endless jackass ideas of the CoV officialdom, yes many residents are that angry.
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#8579 Coreyburger

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 11:04 PM

When it comes to the seemingly endless jackass ideas of the CoV officialdom, yes many residents are that angry.


[Citation needed]

Yes, some people are worked up about bike lanes. Clearly not that many, based on past election results.
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#8580 Mike K.

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 05:24 AM

As an aside: I much prefer the VV forums to the Facebook page. At least here there’s a general spirit of friendliness when discussing stuff even if we disagree. Those Facebook comments are brutal, by comparison. Are people in Victoria actually that angry?! It must be hard maintaining those levels of rage all the time...

This is in reference to basically any post involving bike lanes, talk about angry mobs!


Yup, that’s Facebook for ya.

And you should see the private messages we get.
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