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#21 gumgum

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 09:43 PM

Heritage status for Beacon Hill
By Bill Cleverley,
Times Colonist
November 6, 2009

Beacon Hill Park will be protected as a municipal heritage site.

City councillors agreed yesterday to the designation recommended by senior heritage planner Steve Barber, who calls Beacon Hill one of the most significant Canadian public parks of the nineteenth century -- comparable to Mount Royal Park in Montreal. Ross Bay Cemetery has been a municipal heritage site since 1997.



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Posted 07 November 2009 - 02:16 PM

City councillors agreed yesterday to the designation recommended by senior heritage planner Steve Barber, who calls Beacon Hill one of the most significant Canadian public parks of the nineteenth century...Ross Bay Cemetery has been a municipal heritage site since 1997.


The Johnson Street Bridge had no comment.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 08:37 PM

The Johnson Street Bridge had no comment.


Watch it, that sounds ...political.
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Posted 07 November 2009 - 10:26 PM

I've been very impressed by the bridge's conduct through all of this. As far as I'm aware it hasn't said anything derogatory about Beacon Hill Park or the cemetery, or even about those darned cupboards inside Rogers' Chocolates.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 10:28 PM

That's probably a good thing. Otherwise someone might suggest the bridge is circling the wagons around the park. Wouldn't that be a spectacle?
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Posted 21 November 2009 - 10:16 AM

Traffic model can only be viewed today

Times Colonist
November 21, 2009

A computerized model showing proposed changes to traffic in Beacon Hill Park is only available to be viewed by the public at an open house today, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Victoria City Hall antechamber. A story on page A4 yesterday incorrectly said the model could be viewed at other times at city hall.
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Posted 21 November 2009 - 02:35 PM

They are changing the park? I hope they went through the heritage advisory board. Those are heritage roadways in the park.

EDIT: Oh and WTF THEY HAVE FREAKIN COMPUTERIZED MODEL AND YOU HAVE TO GO LOOK AT IN PERSON???? ARE YOU FREAKIN SERIOUS!!!???

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 02:45 PM

They are changing the park? I hope they went through the heritage advisory board. Those are heritage roadways in the park.

EDIT: Oh and WTF THEY HAVE FREAKIN COMPUTERIZED MODEL AND YOU HAVE TO GO LOOK AT IN PERSON???? ARE YOU FREAKIN SERIOUS!!!???

FRICK WHY DO THEY HAVE A WEBSITE??????????????????????????????????????????????????


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Posted 21 November 2009 - 02:48 PM

They are changing the park? I hope they went through the heritage advisory board. Those are heritage roadways in the park.

EDIT: Oh and WTF THEY HAVE FREAKIN COMPUTERIZED MODEL AND YOU HAVE TO GO LOOK AT IN PERSON???? ARE YOU FREAKIN SERIOUS!!!???

FRICK WHY DO THEY HAVE A WEBSITE??????????????????????????????????????????????????


G-Man, to be fair to the City, their machine that you go look at is much more powerful than anything we might have at home:



See, it seems to have some type of drive module, so you take the wheel and even take a simulated "drive" through Beacon Hill Park. And it does look as though you can take a print-out home with you after it prints off under the keyboard there.

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 03:04 PM

G-Man, to be fair to the City, their machine that you go look at is much more powerful than anything we might have at home:



See, it seems to have some type of drive module, so you take the wheel and even take a simulated "drive" through Beacon Hill Park. And it does look as though you can take a print-out home with you after it prints off under the keyboard there.


Whoa..........bad photoshopped image. :D

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 03:15 PM

Nah they just didn't have perspective back then.
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Posted 21 November 2009 - 07:23 PM

So did anyone dash out to City Hall to view this presentation? I never got a chance to promote my monster truck racetrack and bmx course.

There's nothing substantive online except for this:

Vehicle traffic within the park, however, is a safety concern due to speeding and the park’s use as a short-cut by drivers.

The City of Victoria is developing a plan that will guide traffic and trail improvements and increase public safety, while maintaining Beacon Hill Park for the enjoyment of the community.

It sounds like they'll block an entrance and do traffic calming. I admit I've never known this to be a problem. Do cars race through here? The only "shortcut" I see is Dallas Road and I don't think there's a practical alternate route.

Here's a map.
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Posted 21 November 2009 - 07:25 PM

I laughed at "short cut" too.

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 07:32 PM

^Surely they don't mean entering The Circle off Douglas and onto Heywood and Park Blvd?
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Posted 21 November 2009 - 07:39 PM

^Surely they don't mean entering The Circle off Douglas and onto Heywood and Park Blvd?


Just can't see any advantage here:



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Posted 05 May 2010 - 01:03 PM

Talking with someone linked to this today. Looks like they are now considering closing the park to all vehicles and possibly removal of paved surfaces

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 01:10 PM

Talking with someone linked to this today. Looks like they are now considering closing the park to all vehicles and possibly removal of paved surfaces


Yes, let's make it less accessible so more people can enjoy it. :rolleyes:

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#38 gumgum

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 01:20 PM

I would make sense to close all roads but circle drive.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 01:49 PM

More and more they want to turn our CITY PARK into james bay's private secret garden. No events, no food or drink, and now no parking or vehicle access??
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 03:55 PM

More and more they want to turn our CITY PARK into james bay's private secret garden. No events, no food or drink, and now no parking or vehicle access??


Lets not overreact here, lets see how this plays through. Should be some type of public announcement in the next few days.....Then the fireworks can really get going!

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