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#1581 DustMagnet

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:53 AM

Rail is their preferred choice.

 

Yes. restore it then run them out of town on it.



#1582 LJ

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:44 PM

 

Of course.

  • Already established corridor.
  • Far more energy efficient method of transport.
  • Less impact on the environment.
  • Connects major communities.
  • Provides real alternative, not an "emergency" bypass.

 

Real handy when you are in your car and get a notice that the Malahat is closed.


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#1583 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:47 PM

huge car parking lot at shswnigan lake. maybe use the old quarry.

#1584 Mike K.

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:48 PM

The old quarry is Shawnigan's water supply.


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#1585 Cassidy

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:48 PM

The old quarry is Shawnigan's water supply.

I'm pretty sure Shawnigan's water supply is Shawnigan Lake itself.

For the scattered locations not near the Lake, they access their water through large ground wells, each with its own small to medium treatment station.



#1586 Mike K.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:57 AM

I know :)

But you raise a good point. Shawnigan draws water from that lake. The swim in that lake. Drive around that lake. Live on that lake.
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#1587 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:09 AM

They use gas and Diesel engines on the lake. works fine for drinking.
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#1588 Mike K.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:11 AM

Yup, that too. And when cousin Eddy rolls around we know what happens.
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#1589 tedward

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:54 AM

twice as slow as driving.  goes to no real popular destinations (vgh uvic camosun airport).

 

Faster than driving, CFB Esquimalt and downtown are "popular" destinations, short transfer to VGH, could be connected to UVic, Camosun (Landsdowne) and airport.


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#1590 lanforod

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 09:18 AM

^ sounds fantastic. Got 10 billion sitting around to fund it?


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 09:35 AM

How would it connect to any of those places without buying a ton of land? Unless you mean via bus in which case why not just take the bus in the first place? I'm sure the 51 directly from Langford would get you to UVic quicker than taking the train to Vic West than the 15.
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#1592 tedward

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 02:43 PM

How would it connect to any of those places without buying a ton of land? Unless you mean via bus in which case why not just take the bus in the first place? I'm sure the 51 directly from Langford would get you to UVic quicker than taking the train to Vic West than the 15.

 

Talking about commuting from more than just Langford. From Sooke or Cobble HIll the trains could be built to a standard that beats cars.

UVic would require very little land acquisition. The Galloping Goose, which was set aside to preserve the right of way for trains, connects easily to the spur past Swan Lake. Trains could then proceed along or on Mackenzie as a start. 


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#1593 Cats4Hire

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 02:54 PM

UVic would require very little land acquisition. The Galloping Goose, which was set aside to preserve the right of way for trains, connects easily to the spur past Swan Lake. Trains could then proceed along or on Mackenzie as a start. 

so remove the walking/bike path? 



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 03:09 PM

UVic would require very little land acquisition. The Galloping Goose, which was set aside to preserve the right of way for trains, connects easily to the spur past Swan Lake. Trains could then proceed along or on Mackenzie as a start.


As if the Galloping Goose will EVER be used for anything other that it is now.

If we had foresight we would skytrain the E&N moving over to the Goose out to UVIC and then build a Spur along Lochside to the Ferry.

Only build the stations needed now with the ability to add stations as required with well planned density.
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#1595 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 03:12 PM

As if the Galloping Goose will EVER be used for anything other that it is now.

 

indeed.  no.  possible. way.


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#1596 FogPub

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 02:10 PM

As if the Galloping Goose will EVER be used for anything other that it is now.

If we had foresight we would skytrain the E&N moving over to the Goose out to UVIC and then build a Spur along Lochside to the Ferry.

Only build the stations needed now with the ability to add stations as required with well planned density.

More like a big '+' shape - the horizontal bit going from the west shore to Uvic and the vertical bit going from the ferry dock-Sidney-airport to somewhere near Memorial Arena; with the meeting point somewhere near Uptown.



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Posted 18 March 2019 - 07:48 AM

so remove the walking/bike path? 

 

No, include a path alongside new track as was promised when the right of way was preserved and turned into the Galloping Goose.


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#1598 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 07:56 AM

twin tracks and a walking path? not sure that all fits unless the path is quite narrow.
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#1599 Cassidy

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 08:50 AM

This is crazy talk  :banana:


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#1600 DustMagnet

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 10:46 AM

twin tracks and a walking path?

 

Thanks for prompting me to lookup Beck's Where It's At on YouTube this morning.  Good times.  


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