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Hudson Place Two
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 1700 Blanshard Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 23
Condo units: 235 (studio/bachelor, 1BR, 2BR)
Sales status: in planning
Hudson Place Two is proposed as a 23-storey, 235-unit condominium highrise along the 1700-block of Blanshard S... (view full profile)
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[Downtown] Hudson Place Two | Condos; retail | 23-storeys | Proposed

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#61 sdwright.vic



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Posted 17 January 2019 - 05:55 PM

I walk that stretch daily and have no fear.
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#62 Bob Fugger

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 06:20 PM

The biggest danger in that area are all the commuters racing into town at 70 km/h on Blanshard.


Danger in what sense?  Like actual, real life-threatening danger?  I wonder how many people are mowed down in that straight, unobstructed portion of Blanshard on a daily basis?  I mean, I know that I'm safe because I clutch my pearls and think of the children as I perambulate that particularly precarious proliferation of pavement. 

Edited by Bob Fugger, 17 January 2019 - 06:20 PM.

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#63 aastra

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 06:37 PM


...If anything take the trees out of the sidewalk...


I'm sure somebody at the CoV started salivating when you posted that.

#64 Brantastic

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 06:38 PM

Perhaps not life-threateningly dangerous, but unfriendly, uninteresting, unpleasant, loud and generally not pedestrian-friendly would be a better way to describe it. I think if the eastern side of Blanshard ever becomes redeveloped, lane reductions here seem to make sense to me.

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#65 Nparker

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 07:37 PM

... If anything take the trees out of the sidewalk...

I'm sure somebody at the CoV started salivating when you posted that.

It's done all the time to make way for bike lanes.

#66 DougG

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 03:49 PM

Like Brantastic said, it's unfriendly, uninteresting and unpleasant on the actual straight stretches of sidewalk. The intersections, however, (Caledonia and to a lesser extent Fisgard) are quite dangerous for pedestrians and I've had a few close calls. I've also witnessed the aftermath of a couple of accidents, including a guy in a wheelchair who was hit at Blanshard and North Park. The cutaway on the curb there practically puts someone in a wheelchair right into the traffic lane. 

In any event, I'm contrasting the actual danger (pedestrians do get hit by cars) against the hysteria that somehow homeless people are a safety menace and driving people out of downtown (despite the huge increase in downtown residents).


It seems to me that if we're going to add thousands of people to downtown whose main mode is walking, then it's not that controversial to suggest that the pedestrian infrastructure be improved to match the increase in population. And that the CoV should be more responsive to resident taxpayers than out-of-town commuters. 


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