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#561 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 06:21 AM

Hi everyone,

 

I have been writing my own blog for a few months now (though took a bit of a break for the last month or so) on Victoria. The blog is mostly focused on the urban realm in the core from the pedestrian's perspective, though I do stray from that from time to time. If you have not had a look yet, please do. Just to be open, I do not get any ad revenue from any of the sites hyperlinked in the blog.

 

I would also love any feedback about my site and if you have a topic that you think I should cover let me know!

 

http://sidewalkingvi...ia.blogspot.ca/

 

this blog will be 4 years old soon.

 

here's a good line:

 

When considering where you fall on the facadist spectrum

 



#562 G-Man

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 04:29 PM

My actual first post was June 5, 2015 so coming up on five years 😃
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#563 Mike K.

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 07:09 PM

No kidding!

Citified went live June 21, 2015. Or was it the 20th? I can’t remember.

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#564 G-Man

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 12:13 PM

Needing some Christmas present ideas? Check out Sidewalking Victoria's latest post!

https://www.sidewalk...toria-urbanists
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#565 Sparky

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 05:37 PM

Excellent blog post G-Man.

If I may be so bold, I would suggest an addition to the collection that you have offered up. “On the Street where you Live” would be an excellent read for those that are yearning for knowledge of yesteryear. Danda Humphreys has done a wonderful job with this book. I did not realize until I snapped this pic that I have volume two. Now I need to find Volume one.

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#566 G-Man

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 07:43 PM

Those are great. I have a couple of them. They used to print pieces of those stories on Sundays in the Times Colonist.

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#567 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 02:50 AM

Needing some Christmas present ideas? Check out Sidewalking Victoria's latest post!

https://www.sidewalk...toria-urbanists

small typo in your article first city in colour sentence.

either that or you’ve adopted a more casual street language style.

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#568 G-Man

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 10:18 PM

Thanks while I am definitely trying to have a street appeal that was as error. All fixed now.

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#569 G-Man

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 12:44 PM

The latest Sidewalking Victoria article posits a transit tunnel for Douglas Street. What do you think?

https://www.sidewalk...-transit-tunnel

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#570 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 03:22 PM

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1.3 million votes.


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#571 G-Man

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 04:33 PM

Excellent maybe Elon will fund it.

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#572 G-Man

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 02:04 PM

I will be on Chek 6 tonight talking about my Transit Tunnel idea. Give it a watch and let me know what you think.
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#573 Rob Randall

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 09:45 PM

https://www.cheknews...UJoEakB2WK-hu-4

 

“I think people need to start thinking bigger. In Victoria we deserve to have some of the same infrastructure that other cities have, we need that infrastructure,” he says.
Mayor Lisa Helps says the city of Victoria already has a plan for transit.
“We need to get the above-ground bus rapid transit lanes done, all the way from downtown Victoria to Langford and then out to the Peninsula,” she says.
She says anything that veers from that plan on Douglas Street would be “a distraction”.

 


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#574 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 04:07 AM

it’s probably clear now that westshore express buses are required. because the bus lanes are not enough to keep buses competitive with cars in times now the interchange is partially open.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 03 January 2020 - 04:07 AM.


#575 todd

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 12:12 PM

Screw that paul s I like the idea! Paul S probably lives under Douglas.



#576 Bernard

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 02:22 PM

The tunnel is an interesting idea though I do not see it happening.   I think the $600,000,000 figure is optimistic, the Seattle one which is basically twice the size and a 2019 estimated cost of $1,25 billion.   Twice as long does not mean twice expensive.

 

One thing I wonder about is how to deal with all the buses on Fort, Yates, Johnson and Yates.  The buses on those streets (and using Douglas) are the 1, 2, 3, 6, 11, 21, 22, 27, and 28 routes.   



#577 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 02:31 PM

The Big Dig was the most expensive highway project in the US, and was plagued by cost overruns, delays, leaks, design flaws, charges of poor execution and use of substandard materials, criminal arrests, and the death of one motorist.



#578 Bernard

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 03:28 PM

The Big Dig was the most expensive highway project in the US, and was plagued by cost overruns, delays, leaks, design flaws, charges of poor execution and use of substandard materials, criminal arrests, and the death of one motorist.

I suspect the world under the surface of Douglas could have a lot of surprises.    Bringing in a tunnel boring machine for only a kilometer would likely boost the cost.   A cut and cover tunnel is not an option on Douglas


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#579 Jackerbie

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 04:35 PM

I suspect the world under the surface of Douglas could have a lot of surprises.    Bringing in a tunnel boring machine for only a kilometer would likely boost the cost.   A cut and cover tunnel is not an option on Douglas

 

Why not? The Canada Line was a cut and cover job on Cambie, and the station was cut and cover on Granville Street, and I don't imagine Douglas is any more complex


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#580 Mike K.

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 04:51 PM

Run the 70s along Blanshard. Get them off Douglas.

Run the 14 down Government once it goes back to its Bay Street routing, ditto for the 11 and the 21/22.
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