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#741 Mike K.

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Posted 23 May 2022 - 11:23 AM

This is what I mean when I say our infrastructure is out of sync with needs and demand. There should have been a crosswalk there 30 years ago.
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Posted 23 May 2022 - 08:12 PM

True. I mean I have been saying it for 25 years myself :)


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Posted 04 June 2022 - 04:20 AM

On the hunt for Greater Victoria's worst sidewalks

Public invited to nominate worst sidewalks and places without sidewalks

https://www.timescol...dewalks-5443947

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#744 Mike K.

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Posted 04 June 2022 - 06:58 AM

Easy. Like 70% of Saanich has no sidewalks.

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Posted 04 June 2022 - 10:42 PM

Easy. Like 70% of Saanich has no sidewalks.c

Slowly improving. Beats probably every other muni excepting Victoria and Oak Bay I'd guess though. Maybe Langford and Colwood are better.



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Posted 06 June 2022 - 07:08 AM

Maybe not Sidney, either.

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Posted 06 June 2022 - 07:16 AM

Easy. Like 70% of Saanich has no sidewalks.


What’s the percentage in Sooke or Metchosin?

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Posted 06 June 2022 - 07:27 AM

Sooke has at least 45% less sidewalks than Oak Bay.  Oak Bay residents represent only 2% of Sooke's sidewalk users.  

 

Could it be an IKEA?


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#749 Mike K.

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Posted 06 June 2022 - 07:50 AM

What’s the percentage in Sooke or Metchosin?


The boondocks aren’t supposed to have sidewalks!

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#750 Nparker

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Posted 06 June 2022 - 07:52 AM

The boondocks aren’t supposed to have sidewalks!

Boondock Sidewalks has cancelled their much anticipated appearance at the Tinto Rocks festival this year. Something to do with inadequate infrastructure.


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Posted 06 June 2022 - 08:23 AM

Boondock Sidewalks has cancelled their much anticipated appearance at the Tinto Rocks festival this year. Something to do with inadequate infrastructure.

 

They were going to play half-time at the soccer game yesterday too.



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Posted 06 June 2022 - 07:45 PM

A good sidewalk is actually pretty rare in most of the city. I expect that they are looking for a discussion of non-existent or poorly maintained sidewalks but they should also add narrow sidewalks to the list in which case you could include most of Victoria as well. 


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#753 Nparker

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Posted 06 June 2022 - 07:52 PM

I am not sure if any repairs have been made recently, but there is a section of sidewalk along Fernwood, near Vic High, where what is left of the cement is not much more than rubble, and it's now at exactly the same grade as the road. The sidewalk has sunk so much there is literally no curb remaining.



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Posted 12 June 2022 - 08:07 PM

New post up on Sidewalking Victoria. This time its on my recent visit to Galiano Island for some camping. 

 

https://www.sidewalk...-galiano-island

 

And don't worry there is a Victoria focused post coming along soon, maybe even later this week. 


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Posted 18 June 2022 - 08:43 AM

New post up on Sidewalking Victoria, this one is the third installment in my walks along Bowker Creek. Enjoy and let me know if I missed anything. 

 

https://www.sidewalk...ar-hill-edition


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Posted 26 June 2022 - 08:49 PM

New post up. This time on the food paradise that is Shelbourne Valley Centre!

https://www.sidewalk...e-valley-centre


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#757 G-Man

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 11:42 AM

How about a new ferry terminal in Oak Bay? That is what my latest blog post proposes. Have a read and let me know what you think.

 

https://www.sidewalk...-ferry-terminal


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#758 aastra

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 12:57 PM

We've talked about ferries from Oak Bay before. I suggested there was an option Victorians have never tried that could work well for commuting/day-tripping...

 

Just a reminder, officialdom in Oak Bay was cool on the idea of hovercraft service. But small boats and a handful of passengers like I'm talking about would obviously be a much more natural fit for the marina environment.

 

 

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Cordova Bay Site Revived as Hovercraft Possibility

Still smarting from Oak Bay's rejection, commercial hovercraft official B.W. Heeney declared Wednesday night: "We'll get into the Victoria area yet, even if I have to carry the hovercraft over from Vancouver on my back."

The Colonist reported during the summer that Cordova Bay was presumably being studied as a possible landing site for the hovercraft.

Plans to establish a landing site at Oak Bay Marina was scuttled by the municipal council Monday night when it decided not to allow even trial period for the hovercraft.



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Posted 15 August 2022 - 06:51 PM

Finally finished this article. So if you wanted to see more pics or get more details than what I put in the travel thread about my trip to Cuba, here you go. Have a read and let me know what you think!

 

https://www.sidewalk...idewalking-cuba


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#760 Sparky

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Posted 16 August 2022 - 07:29 AM

^ Thanks for that G-Man. Your family’s house is gorgeous. The video was spot on as well. Glad you and your family made it back ok.

You could probably do another piece on the air travel alone.

My first thought about not having any Cuban Pesos when you arrived seemed a little short sighted until you explained about the official verses the unofficial currency exchange rate.

Keep up the good work. This one was especially delightful.

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