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#3161 G-Man

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 10:56 AM

Or you can call them a sidewalk trap...

https://www.sidewalk...-sidewalk-traps

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#3162 Cats4Hire

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 01:22 PM

I was at the Carey/Ravine stop today and noticed the light at Carey/Douglas would keep changing despite no one waiting to turn off Carey for quite a while. Also I managed to count and it seems it will change for right turners if they're there for about a minute (I counted 67 seconds but I might have been going fast).



#3163 Mike K.

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 01:30 PM

Yup, noticed that too. Right turning vehicles trigger the lights despite not being in the turning lane.

Ffs, hey?

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#3164 sebberry

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 09:11 PM

I didn't see any brine on the roads driving around today.  While we might not get much in the way of snow, it's still wet and frozen.  


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#3165 Coreyburger

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 09:48 PM

I didn't see any brine on the roads driving around today.  While we might not get much in the way of snow, it's still wet and frozen.  

 

I saw a fair amount coming back from the ferry, both on the ministry and muni roads.


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#3166 DustMagnet

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 09:16 AM

Victoria installation for the blind causes problems for those with mobility issues

 

https://www.vicnews....obility-issues/

 

 

Accessibility advocates are finding that some tools for the blind community can be hindrances to those with mobility issues.

 

D'oh.



#3167 Rob Randall

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 09:22 AM

the City of Victoria installed truncated domes into the sidewalks

 

 

Maybe you geometry experts can help me out here but isn't a dome already truncated by definition?


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#3168 DustMagnet

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 10:54 AM

^ I think in this case the truncation is at the top (e.g. "flat-topped").


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#3169 Coreyburger

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 11:04 AM

Yep, let's beat up the city for installing something that is legally mandated in the entire United States (and I think Ontario, as they have similar laws).

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#3170 Rob Randall

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 12:13 PM

 

...versus the trump dome effect

 

???

 

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#3171 Nparker

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 04:19 PM

As strange as it may sound, this look actually makes him appear more intelligent. Admittedly, that's not saying much.


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#3172 Cassidy

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 07:34 PM

Slingblade


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#3173 Linear Thinker

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 12:16 PM

Use a slingblade to truncate his dome. Umm Hmmm

 

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#3174 DustMagnet

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 10:59 AM

Statistics say Greater Victoria commuters on the road for a good time not a long time

 

https://www.vicnews....ot-a-long-time/

 

 

Greater Victoria residents cannot only brag about better weather than the rest of Canada, but also relatively shorter commutes.

 

That's not how relative works.  Commuters don't compare their commute times (unless they are bragging about how much longer theirs is/was) with other cities, because who cares?  The relation is between the local commute time and the local drive time when there is light or no traffic.

And that differential grows in irritation over time even if it doesn't grow in actual duration.

 

Even if you move from a larger, busier place and scoff (see above), "This is nothing compared to what I went through in Toronto!" you will eventually acclimate to local conditions and become frustrated with local commute times.

 

In summary, interesting but irrelevant.*

 

* Without a whiff of irony.


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#3175 Mike K.

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 11:16 AM

That's such a misleading article.

 

I'm including the bigger cities on the list, with the biggest among them bolded.

 

Kelowna

Calgary

Lethbridge

Saskatoon

Regina

Winnipeg

Windsor

Kingston

Sherbrooke

Quebec City

Saguenay

Saint John

Moncton

Halifax

St. John's

 

...all have fewer 60+ minute commuters for car-only commutes than does Victoria at 3.2.

 

Kelowna

Lethbridge

Saskatoon

Regina

Winnipeg

Windsor

Kingston

Sherbrooke

Quebec

Saquenay

Saint John

Moncton

St. John's

 

...all have a combined mode of transport commute rate lower than Victoria's of 4.4.

 

https://www150.statc...pdf?st=3jOyz2-w


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#3176 rjag

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 11:30 AM

But they gotta keep pushing the narrative here to justify why we dont need to replace the Malahat etc. 

 

The commute for folks in Gordonhead and Cordova Bay will get longer as Saanich removes more and more lanes on Shelbourne, Kenmore etc.


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#3177 Mike K.

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 11:33 AM

Keep in mind, that this data does not include commutes from the Cowichan Valley. Those commute times would have been included for residents within that CMA if there was a CMA north of Victoria.


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Posted 28 March 2019 - 08:13 AM

New York aims to become the first American city to charge a new congestion fee to drive into the city’s busiest neighborhoods.

The tax is expected to be adopted as early as April 1, but the fees are not expected to take place until 2021.  The bottom line is that the traffic relief rideshare companies have promised a myth -- rideshares actually put more cars on the road. And, with autonomous vehicles at the cusp of hitting the streets, congestion will only get worse.  London, Stockholm and Singapore have been global guinea pigs for congestion pricing. In each city, fees were met with disdain but later proved effective in reducing traffic, congestion, and air pollution.

In London, the number of vehicles entering an 8-square-mile area dropped by 18% in 2003 (the first year of the fees being implemented). Nitrogen oxide emissions dropped 12% in that same timeframe.

New York hopes to generate over $1B annually with congestion fees; a revenue stream that would be used for investing in a stronger transit system.


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#3179 RFS

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 08:25 AM

 

New York aims to become the first American city to charge a new congestion fee to drive into the city’s busiest neighborhoods.

The tax is expected to be adopted as early as April 1, but the fees are not expected to take place until 2021.  The bottom line is that the traffic relief rideshare companies have promised a myth -- rideshares actually put more cars on the road. And, with autonomous vehicles at the cusp of hitting the streets, congestion will only get worse.  London, Stockholm and Singapore have been global guinea pigs for congestion pricing. In each city, fees were met with disdain but later proved effective in reducing traffic, congestion, and air pollution.

In London, the number of vehicles entering an 8-square-mile area dropped by 18% in 2003 (the first year of the fees being implemented). Nitrogen oxide emissions dropped 12% in that same timeframe.

New York hopes to generate over $1B annually with congestion fees; a revenue stream that would be used for investing in a stronger transit system.

 

 

Keeps the undesirables out of neighbourhoods they don't belong it doesn't it?  How progressive 



#3180 sdwright.vic

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 08:42 AM

Undesirables out of the neighborhoods? You realize if you can afford to park a car in NYC you are hardly able to be considered an "undesirable". Monthly parking can be $1000 a month alone.

I am not certain what your point is. Unless you mean keeping out the bridge and tunnel crowd.
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