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#421 Nparker

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 08:44 PM

I don't know about you, but tonight felt like a perfect night for a picnic at Clover Point...

The only reason no one is picnicking at Clover Point tonight is the lack of tables, and of course the sense of dread pedestrians feel about the constant threat from rampaging morotists. Implement the top plan above and Clover Point will be a happening space year round.


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#422 JohnsonStBridge

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 08:59 PM

I don't know about you, but tonight felt like a perfect night for a picnic at Clover Point

 

Parking was packed along Dallas Road. Almost like people wanted to be able to access the waterfront in such a manner.



#423 On the Level

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 09:06 PM

The Food Truck night was great!

 

https://youtu.be/NK6mIh2UXYc

 

Forget Food Truck.....Fooood Biiiiike!  Tofu eggplant wheatgerm chickpea smoothies alya round.  Ya....


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#424 Mike K.

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 06:07 AM

that's pretty hopeless. the parking spots do not even face out to the strait.


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#425 rjag

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 07:47 AM

So for 1/4 million $'s you get a dozen benches, 10 tables, a wooden fence and a bunch of squiggly painted lines...

 

I cant afford left wing math


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#426 todd

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 08:55 AM

What is in the “boathouse”?
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#427 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 09:04 AM

What is in the “boathouse”?

 

boats.

 

https://acsbc.ca/abo...ber-clubs/cpaa/


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#428 mbjj

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 09:29 AM

Both of those options are ridiculous. 


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#429 North Shore

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 09:36 AM

Y'know...I wouldn't be opposed to the pedestrian-only version if it were seasonal...that's all a great idea in summer, when the days are long/warm, and there's lots of pedestrians.  At the end of January at 5pm with 40kt wind blowing, not so much.  You'd think that they could split the difference somehow?


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#430 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 09:42 AM

Y'know...I wouldn't be opposed to the pedestrian-only version if it were seasonal...that's all a great idea in summer, when the days are long/warm, and there's lots of pedestrians.  At the end of January at 5pm with 40kt wind blowing, not so much.  You'd think that they could split the difference somehow?

 

i agree.  we need to have those south-facing parking stalls in off-season.

 

it's not too hard to swap up some bollards twice a year.  april and october.


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#431 Nparker

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 10:00 AM

I am sure for less than $50,000 the CoV can build a better version of the existing pedestrian path and leave the rest as is. After all, Clover Point has been working quite well for more than 50 years. Picnic tables could be brought in seasonally if the demand is actually there.



#432 kitty surprise

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 10:37 AM

i agree.  we need to have those south-facing parking stalls in off-season.

 

it's not too hard to swap up some bollards twice a year.  april and october.

 

I have seen a clever use of this idea in the Azores at Furnas lake - similar situation & climate. They have a multi-use path along the lake where they have deployed retracting columns that go down when the path is open to vehicles, then go up during pedestrian-only times. 

 

My only concern is there may be some at the city who would get trigger-happy with this, pressing a button on a whim and laughing at the plebs in their cars who just got denied access.



#433 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 10:42 AM

i think they unlock and lock the gates daily at mt. doug.  seems pretty simple.



#434 sebberry

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 10:46 AM

Again, what problem are they trying to solve with this?


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#435 North Shore

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 02:46 PM

^ Why, Big, bad, polluting cars, of course...


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#436 mbjj

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 03:54 PM

Y'know...I wouldn't be opposed to the pedestrian-only version if it were seasonal...that's all a great idea in summer, when the days are long/warm, and there's lots of pedestrians.  At the end of January at 5pm with 40kt wind blowing, not so much.  You'd think that they could split the difference somehow?

Someone suggested alternating days for cars, or closed to vehicles half a day, something like that. Think how inexpensive that would be! Leave the same number of parking spots, share the space. 



#437 Nparker

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 03:56 PM

...Leave the same number of parking spots, share the space. 

This is far too logical for city officials to contemplate. Plus it doesn't punish drivers.


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#438 Dr.Doinglittle

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 04:03 PM

There used to be a number of concrete blocks down at Clover Point where one could sit and watch the ocean. I don't know if they were designed for seating or to prevent cars from rolling over the bank, maybe both. This would have been back in the 90s and they were removed at some time. Anyone else remember them?


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#439 LJ

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 08:57 PM

Forget Food Truck.....Fooood Biiiiike!  Tofu eggplant wheatgerm chickpea smoothies alya round.  Ya....

Kale, ya gotta have kale.


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#440 Matt R.

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 11:32 PM

Kale, ya gotta have kale.


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