Jump to content

      












Photo

Beacon Hill Park


  • Please log in to reply
811 replies to this topic

#81 Sparky

Sparky

    GET OFF MY LAWN

  • Moderator
  • 11,702 posts

Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:59 AM

^^I need one of those trees that you refer to. Do they grow in Beacon Hill Park?

#82 AllseeingEye

AllseeingEye

    AllSeeingEye

  • Member
  • 4,964 posts
  • LocationGorge-Selkirk

Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:14 PM

Dunno Sparky I think they existed in the old Soviet system and perhaps today in North Korea. Certainly such a tree doesn't exist in Fairfield I can tell you that much.... :D

#83 sebberry

sebberry

    Resident Housekeeper

  • Moderator
  • 20,155 posts
  • LocationVictoria

Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:31 PM

This is close enough -

There seemed to be a big event down at Clover Point today - there were cars all over the place but I didn't see what was going on. Anyone know?

EDIT: Some school athletics thing: http://sjd.sd61.bc.c...ation/athletics

Victoria current weather by neighbourhood: Victoria school-based weather station network

Victoria webcams: Big Wave Dave Webcams

 


#84 gumgum

gumgum
  • Member
  • 7,069 posts

Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:52 PM

Been happening for a few years at least.

#85 Hotel Mike

Hotel Mike

    Hotel Mike

  • Member
  • 2,073 posts

Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:55 AM

And did you see that some woman photographed an octopus grabbing and drowning a seagull from the Ogden Point breakwater?
Don't be so sure.:cool:

#86 sebberry

sebberry

    Resident Housekeeper

  • Moderator
  • 20,155 posts
  • LocationVictoria

Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:42 AM

Nope, didn't see that!

Victoria current weather by neighbourhood: Victoria school-based weather station network

Victoria webcams: Big Wave Dave Webcams

 


#87 sebberry

sebberry

    Resident Housekeeper

  • Moderator
  • 20,155 posts
  • LocationVictoria

Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:05 PM

City eyes barriers on Beacon Hill Park roads

Cars short-cutting through Beacon Hill Park could become a thing of the past this summer if a proposed traffic-management plan is adopted by Victoria council.

To make the park more pedestrian and bicycle friendly, the city is considering a $25,000 trial that would see some roads shut to traffic using short posts, reduced parking on others and some roads turned into one-way routes.

[...]


Read more: http://www.timescolo...l#ixzz1vq5E2A3v



Strange. It seems like only yesterday I posted about the city having meetings behind closed doors to figure out where to save money... Oh wait, it was yesterday.


.

Victoria current weather by neighbourhood: Victoria school-based weather station network

Victoria webcams: Big Wave Dave Webcams

 


#88 Nparker

Nparker
  • Member
  • 29,665 posts

Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:19 PM

...the city is considering a $25,000 trial that would see some roads shut to traffic...

It seems like only yesterday I posted about the city having meetings behind closed doors to figure out where to save money...


Well I think we all know where they could save $25,000 right away.

#89 aastra

aastra
  • Member
  • 17,268 posts

Posted 24 May 2012 - 09:04 PM

The city's desperate need to save money is trumped by the city's even more desperate need for traffic management trials in the park.

#90 sebberry

sebberry

    Resident Housekeeper

  • Moderator
  • 20,155 posts
  • LocationVictoria

Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:16 AM

Barriers being installed at Beacon Hill Park to limit motor traffic

Expect delays as preparation for pathway pilot program gets underway


City of Victoria crews will begin converting several Beacon Hill Park roads into temporary pedestrian and cycling pathways on Monday, creating minor traffic delays for motorists.

The month-long process will focus on the intersections of Bridge Way and Chestnut Road; Chestnut Road and Circle Drive; Circle Drive and Dallas Road; and at both ends of Heywood Avenue, between Bridge Way and Circle Drive.

[...]


Read more: http://www.timescolo...l#ixzz1zxwdwZCY

Idiots....

Victoria current weather by neighbourhood: Victoria school-based weather station network

Victoria webcams: Big Wave Dave Webcams

 


#91 Bob Fugger

Bob Fugger

    Chief Factor

  • Member
  • 3,190 posts
  • LocationSouth Central CSV

Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:39 AM

They're cutting off Heywood!?!? That's got to be the most ridiculous aspect of this whole thing! Do they think that the cars will just disappear? No, they will shift onto Vancouver Street, which is already horrible because it's too narrow with street parking on both sides.

Oh well, I suppose that I will have to go out of my way to make my way onto Heywood and drive like a total a$$hole, in protest. Vancouver Street, too.

#92 sebberry

sebberry

    Resident Housekeeper

  • Moderator
  • 20,155 posts
  • LocationVictoria

Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:43 AM

John Luton replied to a short comment I left on his Flickr Photo:

http://www.flickr.co...ton/7414536632/

Victoria current weather by neighbourhood: Victoria school-based weather station network

Victoria webcams: Big Wave Dave Webcams

 


#93 sebberry

sebberry

    Resident Housekeeper

  • Moderator
  • 20,155 posts
  • LocationVictoria

Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:45 AM

The changes are an effort to reduce vehicle traffic in the park and address issues such as speeding, drivers using the park as a shortcut, and nearby office workers using internal park roads for free daytime parking.


Is the park that heavily used as a shortcut? Are drivers really "speeding" through the park? Is the 100 block of Douglas Street that congested that people are using the park as a shortcut?

The only really legitimate concern I see here is with drivers using the park for free daytime parking when they go downtown. Easy - set 2hr time limits on the parking in the park.

Cutting up the roads doesn't help with emergency vehicle access either.

Victoria current weather by neighbourhood: Victoria school-based weather station network

Victoria webcams: Big Wave Dave Webcams

 


#94 Bob Fugger

Bob Fugger

    Chief Factor

  • Member
  • 3,190 posts
  • LocationSouth Central CSV

Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:46 AM

John Luton replied to a short comment I left on his Flickr Photo:

http://www.flickr.co...ton/7414536632/

Ah, good ol' John Luton...much like this cockamamie traffic scheme, he's the answer to a question that nobody asked.

#95 jklymak

jklymak
  • Member
  • 3,514 posts

Posted 07 July 2012 - 12:19 PM

OK, the TC as usual has things screwed up. I knew there was no way they were blocking off all of Heywood: http://www.victoria....-hill-park.html So this just shows Heywood Way being blocked from the Circle to Bridgeway, i.e. about 100 m of it in the park. Bridgeway will also be blocked from traffic.

Personally, I'm fine with these changes, though I don't know that they were entirely necessary.

#96 gumgum

gumgum
  • Member
  • 7,069 posts

Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:34 PM

Maybe I'm wrong but I don't see any increased traffic to Vancouver St. I do see increased traffic on Park and Cook however.

#97 gumgum

gumgum
  • Member
  • 7,069 posts

Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:39 PM

From the city's website J posted:

4) Circle Drive: Between Chestnut and Dallas Roads, Circle Drive*will*be*one-way eastbound, heading out of the park.
The westbound lane (leading into the park from Dallas Road up to the Petting Zoo crosswalk)*will serve as a multi-use path for pedestrians and cyclists.
New designated parking for families and seniors will be provided.
The route will be part of the proposed Trans Canada Trail connection.

Sounds pretty cool to me actually.

#98 Bingo

Bingo
  • Member
  • 16,666 posts

Posted 07 July 2012 - 04:15 PM

How about closing all the roads, and build a huge parking lot on the gravel field at the south-west corner of the park, with a 2 hour parking limit?

#99 sebberry

sebberry

    Resident Housekeeper

  • Moderator
  • 20,155 posts
  • LocationVictoria

Posted 07 July 2012 - 04:48 PM

I'm trying to understand why it's so bad to have cars in the park?

There are roads in the park for cars, there's grass for people and ponds for ducks.

Occasionally the last two get a bit mixed up, but I've never seen a car on the grass.


.

Victoria current weather by neighbourhood: Victoria school-based weather station network

Victoria webcams: Big Wave Dave Webcams

 


#100 Nparker

Nparker
  • Member
  • 29,665 posts

Posted 07 July 2012 - 04:58 PM

I'm trying to understand why it's so bad to have cars in the park?...


To paraphrase an earlier post, "because the city of Victoria likes to answer the questions nobody asks". In all my years of visiting BHP (and 90% of that has been as a pedestrian) I cannot recall a single time I was bothered by vehicular traffic. The only part of this waste of taxpayers' money I can even begin to support, is dealing with the cars parking for free along the roadway that leads into/out of the park from/to Southgate across from the foot of Quadra. And the obvious answer to this is to make it pay parking. Heck that might even generate revenue. But as usual our city decision makers have the situation bass-ackwards.:whyme:

You're not quite at the end of this discussion topic!

Use the page links at the lower-left to go to the next page to read additional posts.
 



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users