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#2761 Mike K.

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Posted Today, 02:13 PM

What do you think about this as a solution to the traffic woes between the core and the West Shore?

 

Effectively this would divert West Shore-bound traffic via Esquimalt Road, then onto Admirals Road which would connect with the bridge. On the West Shore side the bridge would connect with Old Island Highway/Wale Road/Ocean Boulevard.

 

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#2762 sdwright.vic

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Posted Today, 02:21 PM

^ I think you been smoking way to much pot! 🤗
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#2763 nagel

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Posted Today, 02:23 PM

No thank you.  $$$ to transit, please, not bridges that induce demand.


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#2764 Coreyburger

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Posted Today, 02:24 PM

What do you think about this as a solution to the traffic woes between the core and the West Shore?

 

Effectively this would divert West Shore-bound traffic via Esquimalt Road, then onto Admirals Road which would connect with the bridge. On the West Shore side the bridge would connect with Old Island Highway/Wale Road/Ocean Boulevard.

 

Esquimalt-Harbour-Bridge.jpg

 

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

 

Good one. Never going to happen



#2765 RFS

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Posted Today, 02:34 PM

Speaking as someone who currently commutes admirals/old island highway daily, I would love this and have thought about it myself on occasion when stuck in traffic
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#2766 Mattjvd

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Posted Today, 02:47 PM

Pretty cool idea, I don't think the opportunity cost is worth it though.

Costs aside, if there was a proper interchange where it connects to the Old Island Hwy and Admirals was 4-laned from the bridge to the TCH connection; we'd have some serious capacity for growth in the Westshore for a few decades.

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#2767 blaclark

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Posted Today, 02:49 PM

Adding more car-centric infrastructure is an old idea that unfortunately is still being applied.

 

Comfortable and efficient transit solutions aren't rocket science - they just require transit planners and municipalities to work together and use a bit of foresight. Curious what a regional transit authority could accomplish that BC Transit hasn't been able to.



#2768 exc911ence

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Posted Today, 02:55 PM

Yes please. Anything to relieve the bottleneck of only having one major thoroughfare between the growing Westshore and the rest of Greater Victoria would be most welcome.


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#2769 rjag

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Posted Today, 03:23 PM

Any other jurisdiction but here it would be seriously considered....just imagine if that bridge was a corridor for LRT....but we arent very good at building bridges (theres a double entendre there)


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