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#501 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 02:39 PM

As someone who was at RAP for Victoria United and later Victoria HIghlanders (yes they played there a couple of years) I have spent lots of time thinking how best to improve the park.

To add to your good suggestions: build a stand over the sidewalk on Cook St. An arcade covering the sidewalk would allow the maximum seating area inside the stadium without losing any sidewalk.

At the corner of Cook and Caledonia, where a tiny, pointless parking space exists, build an outward-facing pub that includes an inward-facing patio to create a VIP club atmosphere for games. The facility could also be used for watching away games on TV and general providing ongoing  revenue and helping to define the village that has developed in that part of Cook St.

 

yes that corner is quite sad.



#502 G-Man

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 08:42 PM

My latest article is up. This time I am looking at an option for improving transit in the downtown core. Let me know what you think!

 

https://www.sidewalk...wntown-victoria


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#503 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 05:30 AM

i like route #1.  

 

but don't we nearly have that frequency now with 2/27/28 leaving town and then the 5 or 6 routes coming in on pandora and yates? 


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 30 June 2019 - 05:32 AM.


#504 G-Man

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 07:33 AM

You could make a downtown fare zone for a dollar I suppose. In some of the articles I was reading that is often brought up as a good reason against them though. 

 

The benefit of the circulator is the defined route, frequency and likely over time knowing where the stops are. If you want to take a bus from Lower Yates to Cook Street you could walk to Johnson or Fort Street but which is faster and you will be looking for a different route number everytime...


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#505 RFS

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 08:04 AM

The bus lane thing from 2008 is interesting. I guess in the end we basically got our bus lanes only somewhat crippled by allowing bikes

#506 G-Man

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 08:26 AM

Yes we did sort of. It is largely crippled by the bikes and people turning right and it is not a real BRT system with real BRT buses. 


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#507 Mike K.

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 08:27 AM

What are BRT buses? The ones that look like light rail cars?


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#508 G-Man

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 08:34 AM

Yes and they usually are longer. 


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Posted 30 June 2019 - 08:36 AM

From: https://www.scania.c...for-brt-routes/

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#510 Mike K.

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 08:36 AM

Ah, right. And with wider doors for faster loading/unloading.


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#511 RFS

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 08:47 AM

Get the bikes out of the bus lanes, put those on downtown to Langford, and stop the rail road fantasy
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#512 DustMagnet

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 10:52 AM

Should have put the bus lanes in the middle, with light-controlled/elevated (whichever fits) pedestrian crossings to the bus stops, and eliminate left turns (go right-right-right like UPS).  Then you would really have clear sailing.



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Posted 30 June 2019 - 03:49 PM

^ That was the 2008 plan exactly. There were even flyovers of McKenzie Interchange area just for the buses. I think the cost was like 30 million which seems pretty awesome now. 


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#514 G-Man

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 08:35 PM

The latest post is up on Sidewalking Victoria, this time I look at Esquimalt Gorge Park! Let me know what you think.

 

https://www.sidewalk...malt-gorge-park


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Posted 21 July 2019 - 09:28 PM

Had some time to kill in Tsawwassen so went down to Centennial Beach. Here is what I found!

https://www.sidewalk...y-regional-park
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#516 lanforod

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Posted Yesterday, 07:41 PM

^ thanks for that. better alternative than the new mall on a nice day, looks like!

 

Blue ramps like that are something I've seen at those private lake communities in Calgary. There, they go right into the water.


Edited by lanforod, Yesterday, 07:42 PM.


 



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