REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum


Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Automotive Chat > Vancouver Off-Topic / Current Events

Vancouver Off-Topic / Current Events The off-topic forum for Vancouver, funnies, non-auto centered discussions, WORK SAFE. While the rules are more relaxed here, there are still rules. Please refer to sticky thread in this forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-01-2012, 12:07 PM   #251
mb_
WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB
 
mb_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Surrey
Posts: 6,781
Thanked 5,918 Times in 1,562 Posts
They closed 2 lanes westbound because of media
Posted via RS Mobile
Advertisement
mb_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 12:21 PM   #252
In RS I Trust
 
murd0c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Mission
Posts: 19,423
Thanked 16,630 Times in 3,889 Posts
All I know is I'm very curious how Monday rush hour will be.
murd0c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 01:44 PM   #253
My homepage has been set to RS
 
falcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Deutschland
Posts: 2,402
Thanked 900 Times in 387 Posts
I hope in addition the the bridge lanes being open, that the HOV onramp at 156th and ALL lanes to 200th will be open otherwise it will not make a difference.
__________________
FOR SALE: 14'' MR2 MK1 wheels with 90% rubber $130, FD RX7 Transmission $200, Hitch Mount Snowboard/Ski rack w/ THULE clamps, locks $200. PM me for details!

If this is still in my sig, it's still avail.
falcon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 03:17 PM   #254
MG1
Fathered more RS members than anybody else. Who's your daddy?
 
MG1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 18,360
Thanked 7,958 Times in 3,121 Posts
Got back from a trip to Abby. Took the HOV off ramp to the Park and Ride on 202nd Street on the way to Abbotsford. On the way back, took the new Perimeter Road. Awesome drive. Got nowhere really fast, LOL. I saw one lonely Van Kam truck and that was it - nobody else on the road. When I got back onto the freeway at 176th after a complete loop, I took the HOV off ramp that takes you under the freeway. Finally figured out what all that construction was all about.
MG1 is online now   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 12-02-2012, 04:12 PM   #255
I only answer to my username, my real name is Irrelevant!
 
Hondaracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Off-Topic
Posts: 27,442
Thanked 7,067 Times in 2,475 Posts
Last night I took the bridge and the volume was medium but everyone seemed to think the HOV lane was still under constriction or Somthing so I had the whole lane to myself from Johnson hill to past Cape Horn, was pretty sweet
Posted via RS Mobile
Hondaracer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 06:17 AM   #256
I WANT MY 10 YEARS BACK FROM RS.net!
 
Soundy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Abbotstan
Posts: 20,721
Thanked 12,140 Times in 3,363 Posts

View Screen Capture
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Godzira View Post
Does anyone know how many to a signature?
..
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianrietta View Post
Not a sebberry post goes by where I don't frown and think to myself "so..?"
Soundy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 06:22 AM   #257
MG1
Fathered more RS members than anybody else. Who's your daddy?
 
MG1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 18,360
Thanked 7,958 Times in 3,121 Posts
Holy carp!

Usually when heading eastbound in the morning, I feel sorry for all the poor people going the other way. This morning at around 6:30, nothing....... no lineups, nothing.


People heading home to the Fraser Valley, as in Abbotsford/Aldergrove, no luck. It's still going to be plugged up. At least they'll be getting to the plug up faster, LOLOLOL.

Still, not worth joining the GVRD/Transit or whatever the organization is called. They do have to extend that on ramp at 232nd, still. Truck route, plus the hill afterwards adds to the slow down at that exchange.
MG1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 06:25 AM   #258
I WANT MY 10 YEARS BACK FROM RS.net!
 
Soundy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Abbotstan
Posts: 20,721
Thanked 12,140 Times in 3,363 Posts


Nice to see Google's right on top of things with the new SFPR segment...
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Godzira View Post
Does anyone know how many to a signature?
..
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianrietta View Post
Not a sebberry post goes by where I don't frown and think to myself "so..?"
Soundy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 06:30 AM   #259
MG1
Fathered more RS members than anybody else. Who's your daddy?
 
MG1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 18,360
Thanked 7,958 Times in 3,121 Posts
Can't wait for the fifth lane to open, 'cause the eastbound on ramp just before the bridge can use the two lanes.
MG1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 06:31 AM   #260
I WANT MY 10 YEARS BACK FROM RS.net!
 
Soundy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Abbotstan
Posts: 20,721
Thanked 12,140 Times in 3,363 Posts

View Screen Capture
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Godzira View Post
Does anyone know how many to a signature?
..
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianrietta View Post
Not a sebberry post goes by where I don't frown and think to myself "so..?"
Soundy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 07:55 AM   #261
RS controls my life!
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: vancouver
Posts: 770
Thanked 697 Times in 125 Posts
just got home from work from surrey. Took me less than 10min to hit the bridge from 192. Usually the jam occur at around 176 and the worst is 160. Today is totally clear. But after the bridge is a different story. usually i don't get home till 9:40 and today i got home at 8:45. Not bad.
striderblade is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 08:13 AM   #262
In RS I Trust
 
murd0c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Mission
Posts: 19,423
Thanked 16,630 Times in 3,889 Posts
So weird driving right over the bridge with out stopping this morning. Looks like I will be able to sleep in an extra 15mins now.
murd0c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 09:11 AM   #263
MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD
 
nabs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: vancouver
Posts: 5,526
Thanked 3,333 Times in 1,061 Posts
wow im glad to see it's actually working!
__________________
.

Looking for something to do tonight? ====> OFFICIAL MUSIC EVENTS CALENDAR

Spoiler!
nabs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 09:38 AM   #264
14 dolla balla aint got nothing on me!
 
ApePee2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 670
Thanked 423 Times in 102 Posts
now they just need to wrap up the construction west of the port mann
ApePee2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 10:14 AM   #265
Head of HR....have a seat on that couch
 
fliptuner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Coquitlam
Posts: 20,102
Thanked 12,934 Times in 3,509 Posts
and add more reflectors
__________________
feedback

Originally posted by v.b.
can we stop, my pussy hurts...
Originally posted by asian_XL
fliptuner, I am gonna grab ur dick and pee in your face, then rub shit all over my face...:lol
Originally posted by Fei-Ji
haha i can taste the cum in my mouth
Originally posted by FastAnna
when I was 13 I wanted to be a video hoe so bad


RSUV #7
fliptuner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 11:24 AM   #266
mb_
WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB
 
mb_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Surrey
Posts: 6,781
Thanked 5,918 Times in 1,562 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by murd0c View Post
So weird driving right over the bridge with out stopping this morning. Looks like I will be able to sleep in an extra 15mins now.
30 for me
Posted via RS Mobile
mb_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 11:47 AM   #267
I *heart* Revscene.net very Muchie
 
Acura604's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 3,806
Thanked 1,699 Times in 416 Posts
so.. it being just the first day and once the toll hits, there might be even fewer cars based on this story.

question is.. what percentage of drivers do you think will actually go through the trouble of avoiding tolls and going the long way through the shittiest bridge in town - patullo?!



Will drivers avoid the Port Mann when tolls kick in? - News1130

SURREY (NEWS1130) - Today sees the first real commute on the new Port Mann Bridge since it opened to four lanes each way this weekend. The new RapidBus line from Langley is also up and running.

There are predictions alternate routes will feel the pinch when the tolls kick in. But the province fully expects drivers will eventually be won over by the time savings of the new Port Mann on Highway 1 and pay for the convenience.

News1130 spoke with several commuters at 152nd Street and 104th Avenue in Surrey today; none of them are happy with the tolls that begin next week.

"On the way to work, I'll have to use it, but on the way back, I'm going to try to dodge it. [The tolls are] ridiculous. It adds up a lot," says one driver.

"[I'll take the] Pattullo... you can't afford that. [It's at] least $150 more [per month] and if you're not getting a raise," says another.

The province expects 110,000 to 120,000 trips across the new bridge today, which isn't really any more than what then average has been.
Acura604 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 11:58 AM   #268
mb_
WUB WUB WUB WUB WUB
 
mb_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Surrey
Posts: 6,781
Thanked 5,918 Times in 1,562 Posts
Those people who will take Patullo will probably end up paying more for gas wasted from being stuck in traffic lol
Posted via RS Mobile
mb_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 12:02 PM   #269
Zombie Mod
 
Presto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Langley
Posts: 9,185
Thanked 4,318 Times in 1,249 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Acura604 View Post
question is.. what percentage of drivers do you think will actually go through the trouble of avoiding tolls and going the long way through the shittiest bridge in town - patullo?!
Answer: the people that can't do math.

It will cost $6/day for a roundtrip commute. Let's say the Patullo route adds 15 minutes (realistically, a lot more), each way, to the average commute, vs going on the Port Mann. That's 30 min of time wasted. If you work minimum wage, that's 5 bucks of pay, right there.

Along with time, there's also increased fuel consumption with the longer trip, and because of congestion. Sprinkle in some bumper-to-bumper stress, and you've got an alternate route that has zero advantage over the tolled bridge.
__________________
Romans 10:9
Presto is online now   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 12-03-2012, 12:12 PM   #270
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Burnaby
Posts: 2,795
Thanked 4,583 Times in 989 Posts
^+1.

The only "type" of people that will avoid the toll bridge are the ones who feel the need to strongly resist anything they don't like, even if it makes no sense to do so.

These people are essentially saying "Yes, I will drive longer, be stuck in more traffic, and announce to the world that 40 minutes of my time is not worth $3, but that's ok because I'm doing what I believe in!"

inv4zn is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 12-03-2012, 01:40 PM   #271
Head of HR....have a seat on that couch
 
fliptuner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Coquitlam
Posts: 20,102
Thanked 12,934 Times in 3,509 Posts
^^^ That's great for me.
__________________
feedback

Originally posted by v.b.
can we stop, my pussy hurts...
Originally posted by asian_XL
fliptuner, I am gonna grab ur dick and pee in your face, then rub shit all over my face...:lol
Originally posted by Fei-Ji
haha i can taste the cum in my mouth
Originally posted by FastAnna
when I was 13 I wanted to be a video hoe so bad


RSUV #7
fliptuner is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 12-03-2012, 02:34 PM   #272
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Burnaby
Posts: 2,795
Thanked 4,583 Times in 989 Posts
It's terrible for me, I take the Patullo daily
inv4zn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 02:47 PM   #273
In RS I Trust
 
murd0c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Mission
Posts: 19,423
Thanked 16,630 Times in 3,889 Posts
I can't wait to drive home to see how traffic is!!
murd0c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 02:51 PM   #274
Zombie Mod
 
Presto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Langley
Posts: 9,185
Thanked 4,318 Times in 1,249 Posts
Check it out now, with the highway cam:
B.C.Highway Cams

Damn... that's rush hour, now.
__________________
Romans 10:9
Presto is online now   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 12-03-2012, 03:08 PM   #275
In RS I Trust
 
murd0c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Mission
Posts: 19,423
Thanked 16,630 Times in 3,889 Posts
Just awesome
murd0c is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Revscene.net cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of Revscene.net