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[Trans Canada Highway] The Malahat

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#1601 Jackerbie

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 10:58 AM

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


The existing path is narrow, but the right of way is almost 20 m (65') wide at the narrowest point. For reference, the Okanagan Rail Trail in Kelowna is about 14 m (46') wide, and has a multipurpose path and a single track. 

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#1602 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 11:04 AM

oh ya that's probably true.  but the built-up spot middle where the rail was is the best part of the right-of-way the rest of it will need lots of work for a half decent trail.


a bridge for two rail tracks at mckenzie alone will cost $40 million. at the switch bridge at uptown it'd cost $100m.


i don't even know why we are talking about this. buses work great.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 18 March 2019 - 11:08 AM.

#1603 Nparker

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 11:05 AM

Costs and adequate passenger volume aside, I think the larger hurdle to cross in terms of returning the Galloping Goose to any sort of rail transport would be the hue and cry from cyclists and pedestrians who have grown accustomed to having this area motorized-vehicle free.

Edited by Nparker, 18 March 2019 - 11:16 AM.

#1604 sdwright.vic



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Posted 18 March 2019 - 11:13 AM

If we were to build something it would all have to be above ground like sky train to be effective.
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