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#601 G-Man

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 08:00 PM

New post up on Sidewalking Victoria tonight, on my recent trip to Jordan River.

 

https://www.sidewalk...ng-jordan-river


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Posted 16 April 2020 - 08:14 PM

My latest post follows a project that I have been working on at home like I am sure many of you have been doing as well. My project was fixing up an old Canon Canonet Camera and taking some pictures with it.

https://www.sidewalk...first-film-roll

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Posted 03 May 2020 - 07:10 PM

Possibly a little controversial for a VV audience but my latest post looks at how we can make Victoria's urban villages safer through the removal of parking on the main streets by opening up parking on residential only parking streets. 

 

https://www.sidewalk...strian-friendly


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Posted 17 May 2020 - 01:07 PM

Latest post on Sidewalking Victoria is up, this time I am looking at the first of a few ideas for helping local businesses, A Parking Spot Auction. I am also offering free advertising to the first two local restaurants that take me up on it for the next six months. 

 

https://www.sidewalk...parking-auction


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Posted 26 May 2020 - 09:09 PM

The second in the series on restarting business in Victoria looks at the recent impact on the arts scene but also links it to tourism and restaurants. Have a read and let me know what you think!

 

https://www.sidewalk...moting-the-arts


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#606 G-Man

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Posted 09 June 2020 - 08:22 PM

My latest article is up and for likely the last time I am looking at ideas for getting business going downtown. In this post I look at tourism. 

 

https://www.sidewalk...staurants-again


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Posted 14 June 2020 - 08:13 AM

New post up this time looking at the new pedestrian mall on Government Street.

 

https://www.sidewalk...downtown-uptown


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Posted 07 July 2020 - 08:52 PM

The latest post is up, this time Cordova Bay! Let me know what you think!

 

 

https://www.sidewalk...beach-community


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#609 G-Man

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 08:54 PM

Finally a new post and this one is for all those would be planners out there. What really makes a great ground floor? This post gives my take. You can also download a free mini-poster!

https://www.sidewalk...f-ground-floors

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#610 jasmineshinga

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 08:59 AM

A good take on it for sure.

 

I would note that the only thing worse than ground-level offices is a ground-level gym.

 

No one in the gym wants to feel like they're on display, and I don't want to be guilt-tripped when I walk by eating a fancy pastry...


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Posted 27 July 2020 - 09:05 AM

I would note that the only thing worse than ground-level offices is a ground-level gym

 

Is a fitness facility with mirrored "windows" better or worse, then?

 

As I mentioned before, if that fitness facility is a hot yoga studio with a powerful exhaust vent blowing onto the sidewalk, that is a new kind of fresh hell.


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Posted 27 July 2020 - 09:09 AM

...I would note that the only thing worse than ground-level offices is a ground-level gym...

Ground level bike storage is pretty poor as well.

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#613 G-Man

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 09:10 AM

Interesting. I hadn't considered gyms. Usually you want any aromas to draw you in but maybe that is appealing to yoga folks.

I do think from a business point of view a busy gym visible through windows would generally draw new customers tho maybe not in the time of Covid.

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#614 G-Man

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 09:11 AM

Yes any sort of ground level storage I would say would be near the bottom of the list.
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#615 Nparker

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 09:11 AM

... if that fitness facility is a hot yoga studio with a powerful exhaust vent blowing onto the sidewalk, that is a new kind of fresh hell.

Or perhaps more accurately, a not-so-fresh hell.


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Posted 10 August 2020 - 07:15 PM

I did an interview with Dean Murdock on his new Amazing Places podcast. Have a listen to our talk!

 

https://www.buzzspro...thomas-guerrero


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#617 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 03:45 PM

Just finished my latest article, this time on things to do in Point Roberts, Washington this time of year. Have a read and let me know what you think!

 

https://www.sidewalk...n-in-the-spring

 

 

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is asking Canada for help with U.S. residents of a small peninsula who have been marooned by the pandemic-related closure of the U.S.-Canada border.

 

Point Roberts is part of Washington state, but it juts out from the Canadian mainland south of Vancouver and it is not connected to the rest of Washington. About 1,300 Washington residents live there.

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...dents-1.5696135

 

point roberts population density:  246 per square mile.

 

lower mainland (canada):  1,905 per square mile.

 

delta:  about 1,600 per square mile.


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#618 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 August 2020 - 03:12 PM

“All the other restaurants have closed down, the golf course is closed,” Hansen said. “Quite honestly, I probably should have just closed.”

 

 

https://www.vicnews....ton-state-town/

 

 

 

zero infections in point roberts but the economy has been collapsed by government.


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#619 Nparker

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Posted 25 August 2020 - 03:20 PM

Maybe it should be spelled bureaucrazy.



#620 G-Man

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Posted 25 August 2020 - 07:21 PM

My mom lives there and has been somewhat trapped by the pandemic but at the same time I know that she is likely safe there too. Such a wonderful place really. 


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