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#581 Nparker

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 04:54 PM

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

OMG yes!


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#582 G-Man

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 06:15 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.


If you look at the map in my article you will see that I included an eastbound exit along Fort.

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#583 Mike K.

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 06:22 PM

Between Thomas’ tunnel and Mike’s bridge we’re on a role!
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#584 G-Man

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 06:28 PM

Haha! Maybe SNC Lavalin wants to hire us.

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#585 todd

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 08:34 PM

Sent my resume a few months back haven’t heard anything.

#586 kxl

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 11:43 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.


Blanshard doesn’t seem to be as pedestrian and tourist friendly as Douglas, especially north of Pandora.

Also, BC Transit’s plans for #14 seem to be to make the temporary routing permanent (i.e., using the JSB).

If Government became the transit mall though (2-way, limited car access) like Granville in Vancouver, that might work.

#587 Mike K.

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 11:10 AM

Ypu could have the 70s return to Douglas at Bay, then back onto the 17 at Saanich like they do now. If the issue is to get bus congestion dealt with then we certainly have a few options to consider.

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#588 Bernard

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 02:06 PM

If you look at the map in my article you will see that I included an eastbound exit along Fort.

That only addresses the eastward bound route of only a few routes.   What about the westbound?



#589 G-Man

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 09:51 PM

How many routes move either north or south along Douglas and then go west on Pandora or Yates?

Anyways new post up on a completely different topic. This time I look at Francis / King Regional Park. Let me know your favourite part of the park.

https://www.sidewalk...g-regional-park
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#590 Sparky

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 01:44 PM

^ You do nice work G-Man. I love reading about your travels. Keep it up!
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#591 Bernard

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 11:20 AM

How many routes move either north or south along Douglas and then go west on Pandora or Yates?

Anyways new post up on a completely different topic. This time I look at Francis / King Regional Park. Let me know your favourite part of the park.

https://www.sidewalk...g-regional-park

I think you mean the other way around, how many routes go west on Yates and Johnson and then go onto Douglas?   On Pandora 2, 27, and 28.   On Yates 3, 6, 11, and 22.   This is 7 routes with 60 bus trips passing through Douglas per non-peak hour.   



#592 todd

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 11:35 AM

Between Thomas’ tunnel and ......we’re on a role!

at that point why not just put in a tank engine?



#593 G-Man

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 01:06 PM

I think you mean the other way around, how many routes go west on Yates and Johnson and then go onto Douglas? On Pandora 2, 27, and 28. On Yates 3, 6, 11, and 22. This is 7 routes with 60 bus trips passing through Douglas per non-peak hour.


Well just as there is an exit tunnel on Fort add another entrance tunnel on Pandora or Yates and route all of them down the road with the entrance tunnel. Problem solved.

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#594 G-Man

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 09:25 PM

The latest post is up on Sidewalking. This time I look at Estevan Village in Oak Bay. Have a read and let me know your favourite places. https://www.sidewalk...estevan-village
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#595 G-Man

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Posted 26 January 2020 - 10:48 AM

It's back! The best ramen in Victoria post has been updated for 2020. Let me know what places I have missed. https://www.sidewalk...ia-2020-edition

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#596 G-Man

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 09:40 PM

Latest post is up. This time I look at what makes a great shopping district. Have a read and let me know what you think.

https://www.sidewalk...opping-district

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#597 G-Man

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 09:52 PM

New post up on why the new Crystal Pool should be the old Crystal Pool. Have a read and let me know what you think!

https://www.sidewalk...ld-crystal-pool

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#598 Bernard

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Posted 06 February 2020 - 11:56 AM

New post up on why the new Crystal Pool should be the old Crystal Pool. Have a read and let me know what you think!

https://www.sidewalk...ld-crystal-pool

I think it is an option that should be considered but I thought it had been the costs of rebuilding the heating system (or something like that) was as much as the cost of a new building, though it has been a long time and I could be wrong with what I remember



#599 G-Man

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 09:34 PM

I have a new post up which is a bit of a departure. This time I look at some great ideas for gifts from Victoria. 

 

https://www.sidewalk...er-island-gifts


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#600 G-Man

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 08:45 AM

For a little return to regularly scheduled programming, here is the latest Sidewalking Victoria article. This time its on the NotCh
https://www.sidewalk...xt-harris-green

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