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#361 G-Man

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 09:23 PM

Thanks everyone. Yeah it really is an underestimated treasure. The bonus is that part of what makes it so cool would never be allowed today too.

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#362 G-Man

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 08:07 PM

Likely most VV'ers already know this but, did you know that Canoe Brewpub used to be a coal power plant? My latest post is about the architectural premise of adaptive reuse and how it applies in Victoria. Have a read about some of my favourites! https://www.sidewalk...se-in-victoria 


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Posted 06 November 2018 - 08:55 PM

Just finished my latest post this time I take a walk along the Westsong Way. Let me know what you think!

 

https://www.sidewalk...ng-westsong-way


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 11:20 AM

New post up on Sidewalking. This time on my recent trip over to Mayne Island. Have a read and let me know what you think.

https://www.sidewalk...mayne-island-bc

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#365 thundergun

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 12:10 PM

Nice read. I was there for the first time this summer myself. Lovely place and the brewery (nanobrewery?) was excellent. Rode out there and stayed at a friend's cabin. Spent some time swimming and relaxing at Bennett Bay one afternoon, which I'd recommend. Didn't have time for the Japanese Gardens but that's on my list for next time. Would recommend a visit and it's a great island to cycle around - not too big/busy and hills aren't bad.



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Posted 13 November 2018 - 06:32 PM

Yeah I saw lots of people riding about. It would be great for that. So was Bennett Bay as nice for a swim as it looks?

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 09:39 AM

It's a great swimming spot!



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Posted 14 November 2018 - 10:27 AM

Excellent I will have to time my next trip to line up with weather better.

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 09:26 PM

In a post certain to ruffle a few NIMBY feathers, take a look at my newest post about Ogden Point and what I would like to see there. 

 

Let me know what you would like to see here. 

 

https://www.sidewalk...-point-of-entry


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Posted 20 November 2018 - 09:08 PM

Little bit of a different tack  today with a post on some of my favourite cheap eats downtown. Have a read and tell me why I am wrong. 

 

https://www.sidewalk...dollars-or-less


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#371 James Bay walker

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:32 PM

I walk (a lot), but find bicyclists take some of the enjoyment out of it (and, represent a potentially serious sidewalk hazard).

 

My pet beef is bicyclists (on sidewalks, and even worse, going at roadway speeds).  Well, that and their ignoring stop signs, traffic signals and using crosswalks as if they were pedestrians.  Oh, and not wearing helmets. 

 

Does anyone disagree that organ donation (and ticketing for breaking the law) ought to be compulsory in such instances when those helmetless bicyclists experience a non-recoverable accident?  This would be a way for our society to achieve some sort of compensation for having covered bicyclists' medical costs relating to avoidable head injuries. 

 

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ps.  The photos are nice but have you tried posting video tours of your walks on youtube?


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#372 Nparker

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:17 PM

...My pet beef is bicyclists (on sidewalks, and even worse, going at roadway speeds...

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#373 G-Man

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:44 PM

I have actually considered the idea of doing video tours. Just haven't got around to it yet. Maybe soon. 

 

I did also just finish a new post on Setbacks though if you would like to have a read!

 

https://www.sidewalk...m-with-setbacks


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#374 G-Man

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 10:13 AM

New post up on Sidewalking Victoria, this time I put forward my thoughts on how the City can take the idea of moving the Crystal Pool to the arena lot and actually do something good! Have a read!

 

https://www.sidewalk...is-a-great-idea


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#375 James Bay walker

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 02:14 PM

 

I have actually considered the idea of doing video tours. Just haven't got around to it yet. Maybe soon. 
 
I did also just finish a new post on Setbacks though if you would like to have a read!
 
https://www.sidewalk...m-with-setbacks

 
Yesss, you raise several good points but so long as walkers are free to smoke on our public sidewalks (or vape, including cannabis) buildings with a lack of setbacks put visitors and occupants at risk of a nuisance (foul odours) and/or health hazard (especially if they're inclined to asthma). The "seven metre" no smoking (from bus stops, windows, doors) rule is not perceived to include mobile smokers. Not that the bylaw's rigourously enforced (though it's been having a good impact through voluntary compliance). jbw

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 11:11 PM

Just put a new post up on Sidewalking about the plans for the Mazda Lot and some of the opposition.

https://www.sidewalk...in-harris-green
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#377 G-Man

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 09:31 PM

Just posted a new story on the plan for the pedestrian scramble. Have a read and let me know what you think!

 

https://www.sidewalk...ble-a-crosswalk


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