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#121 Mike K.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 06:34 PM

I'm surprised so few cycled to the event, I guess was my point, but the weather certainly didn't help.

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#122 Nparker

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:07 PM

I'm surprised so few cycled to the event, I guess was my point, but the weather certainly didn't help.

I would have thought hard-core cyclists wouldn't be deterred by a little rain.



#123 Mike K.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 08:32 PM

Gentle mist can be very annoying.
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Posted 18 June 2017 - 09:03 PM

I'm surprised so few cycled to the event, I guess was my point, but the weather certainly didn't help.


I didn't cycle because of weather. Bused instead. I normally ride almost every day. Just this terrible summer weather is getting me down.

Absolutely a great event though. Had a really good time.

#125 Cassidy

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 09:21 PM

 Just this terrible summer weather is getting me down.

Don't get down yet ... summer doesn't start for two more days!


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 05:19 AM

The entire block of bike parking was empty.
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:02 AM

Gentle mist can be very annoying.

 

But where does it stand on the "that would make a good name for a rock band" scale?


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:28 AM

But where does it stand on the "that would make a good name for a rock band" scale?

Very low on the "rock band" scale, but VERY high on the "easy listening" scale.

 

"Gentle Mist's new album - perfect for listening at tea and biscuits time".


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 08:23 AM

A Muzak channel. Or a "feminine hygiene" product from the makers of Summer's Eve.



#130 Kungsberg

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 01:00 PM

Car Free YYJ will be back on Douglas Street this Sunday, June 17, from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 

Extending over nine City blocks, the day-long celebration includes four stages with live entertainment, a 4,000 square foot park on Douglas Street, multiple all-ages licensed food and beverage areas, a 19+ Beer Garden, more than 350 local artists and makers as well as activations created by local businesses and organizations.

This year, Car Free YYJ is honoured to host the First Peoples’ Festival which presents a complete day of programming, vendors and food in celebration of Canada’s First Peoples’ culture. 

Douglas Street from Caledonia/Chatham Streets to Courtenay Street will be closed from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Johnson, Yates and Fort Streets will remain open to vehicular traffic. All other cross streets will be closed.

http://www.victoria....-is-sunday.html


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#131 lanforod

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 02:09 PM

Best place to park to go there? I suppose the parkades are ideal, accessed off blanshard or government?



#132 Kungsberg

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 02:42 PM

Best place to park to go there? I suppose the parkades are ideal, accessed off blanshard or government?

The City's info is:

"Although parking will be free at City parkades and on-street meters on Sunday, alternate transportation is encouraged as it will be busy downtown. 

To accommodate the road closures on Douglas Street, temporary Transit stops will be available on Blanshard Street and signs will be posted.

A free bike valet will be available on Pandora Avenue to accommodate cyclists."



#133 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 05:38 AM

car-free day today.  the irony would be if it brought in lots of rarely-downtown people today then they got a parking ticket because they forgot or did not know sunday parking was no longer free.  


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 16 June 2019 - 05:43 AM.

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#134 sebberry

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 07:03 AM

car-free day today.  the irony would be if it brought in lots of rarely-downtown people today then they got a parking ticket because they forgot or did not know sunday parking was no longer free.  

 

Maybe they can just read the signs?


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Posted 16 June 2019 - 08:54 AM

Why isn't Ben Isitt protesting the police expense relating to Car Free YYJ day?


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#136 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 09:01 AM

not sure why any special police presence is required. same with moss paint in day.

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 09:05 AM

Police (at least the reserves) do traffic control at both events.
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Posted 16 June 2019 - 09:12 AM

There is alcohol being served at the event... 


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#139 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 09:17 AM

news flash: alcohol is served every day in over 300 city of victoria bars and restaurants. and consumed in over 30,000 homes. no *special police presence required.

*just respond as required. like every day.

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#140 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 09:27 AM

Police (at least the reserves) do traffic control at both events.


that does not require uniformed police. it should be handled by private contractors just like at any construction site.
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