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#1301 Bingo

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 05:52 AM

The reason more people don’t live on salt spring is water. You can’t get it so you can’t build.
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Because salt spring is a nice place to live, housing is cheaper, and there aren’t a lot of great jobs.

There are many, many people who commute to Victoria and Duncan during the work week.
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So if water is an issue then a bridge to Saltspring might not mean an increase in people living there, but it would mean that the people who are there and commute to Duncan or Victoria will have less time on the road.

It would also allow folks to nip over to the island more often for a meal in some of the great eateries.


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#1302 sdwright.vic

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 05:59 AM

Or a water pipe from the island could be part of said bridge?

Edited by sdwright.vic, 31 October 2018 - 06:00 AM.

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#1303 shoeflack

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 08:27 AM

So if water is an issue then a bridge to Saltspring might not mean an increase in people living there, but it would mean that the people who are there and commute to Duncan or Victoria will have less time on the road.

It would also allow folks to nip over to the island more often for a meal in some of the great eateries.

 

But again, that barrier is one of the reasons why people who are already on Salt Spring like it so much. It keeps the Islands rural and low population. If you make access to the Gulf Islands easier with a bridge, then more people will move there, which is what existing Islanders are fighting.

 

At the end of the day, it's really just the same argument as people who don't want higher density in James Bay. The whole notion of keeping a community the same as it currently it. Don't forget, Salt Springers didn't even want to become their own municipality...far higher likelihood that happens before any bridge connecting SSI to the big Island.

 

And to bring it all back to the topic at hand, this is why it'd be far, far easier to get he support to go through the watershed for a Malahat alternative than to bridge the Gulf Islands.


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#1304 Bingo

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 10:12 PM

Leave the speed limits the way they are. The increase in accidents is likely due to distracted driving.

 

Transportation Minister Claire Trevena is rolling back speed  limits by 10 kilometres an hour on 15 sections of B.C. highway, including three on Vancouver Island.

The move partly reverses a 2014 decision by the former Liberal government to increase speed limits on 33 sections and 1,300 kilometres of rural highway.

“Some highways have seen an alarming increase in speed-related accidents,” Trevena said. “On Highway 19 between Parksville and Campbell River, serious speed accidents have jumped by a third.”

The government plans to lower the speed limit on that section of Highway 19 to 110 km/h from 120 km/h and reduce the limit on the Bloedel-to-Sayward section to 90 km/h from 100 km/h.

The speed limit will drop to 80 km/h from 90 km/h on Highway 1 from Cowichan Bay to Nanaimo.

https://www.timescol...shes-1.23488471

 


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#1305 DustMagnet

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 02:38 PM

Small fire near the summit: https://www.timescol...mmit-1.23499548



#1306 nerka

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 05:10 PM

Leave the speed limits the way they are. The increase in accidents is likely due to distracted driving.

Parksville to Campbell River is already lowered as of about 6 days ago



#1307 Mike K.

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 05:20 PM

When I drove that highway on Sunday it was still 120. Maybe they lowered it on Monday or Tuesday?


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#1308 rjag

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 05:43 PM

Parksville to Campbell River is already lowered as of about 6 days ago


That’s a shame as that was a proper speed for that road design.
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#1309 Brantastic

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 06:23 PM

The posted speed limit was 110 when I went past Parksville on Tuesday morning. Everyone went 120+ regardless.

#1310 rjag

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 07:01 PM

The posted speed limit was 110 when I went past Parksville on Tuesday morning. Everyone went 120+ regardless.


Yup because that’s the 85th percentile
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Posted 15 November 2018 - 08:15 PM

Yup because that’s the 85th percentile

 

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