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Old 06-20-2012, 09:48 PM   #51
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Mind as well build a zoo there as well
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:05 PM   #52
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Are we opposed to the over-spending of money (I am) or the loss of lanes on Granville/Cambie bridge (I'm not)? Those 2 bridges are very wide for what they need to do, esp with the goal of trying to decrease car traffic in the DT core. The DT north end of those bridges have limited lanes and the south end of those bridges have a ton of traffic lights, both of which bottleneck traffic flow. The bridges themselves are usually not congested 3 lanes across as a result which is why cars are often zipping along as people have noted. Burrard St was probably the best flowing bridge prior to the bike lane implementation and things now are *not bad*. Losing the lanes isn't a big deal IMO, but where the money comes to fund it is bothersome. Maybe Mayor Gregor can have his juice company buck up privately in exchange for naming rights.

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Okay, I'm genuinely curious... How do they plan to bring pedestrians into the middle of both bridges? It's not like there are any natural intersections on either end of each bridge where people can just "hop across" without any issues.

As l recall there is currently a pedestrian underpass on the southside of the Granville St. bridge that allows you to cross from sb to nb side of the bridge, so really its not that hard to have the underpass lead to the middle.
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Are we opposed to the over-spending of money (I am) or the loss of lanes on Granville/Cambie bridge (I'm not)? Those 2 bridges are very wide for what they need to do, esp with the goal of trying to decrease car traffic in the DT core. The DT north end of those bridges have limited lanes and the south end of those bridges have a ton of traffic lights, both of which bottleneck traffic flow. The bridges themselves are usually not congested 3 lanes across as a result which is why cars are often zipping along as people have noted. Burrard St was probably the best flowing bridge prior to the bike lane implementation and things now are *not bad*. Losing the lanes isn't a big deal IMO, but where the money comes to fund it is bothersome. Maybe Mayor Gregor can have his juice company buck up privately in exchange for naming rights.

As l recall there is currently a pedestrian underpass on the southside of the Granville St. bridge that allows you to cross from sb to nb side of the bridge, so really its not that hard to have the underpass lead to the middle.
Yep, I agree. Most of the traffic on the bridge coming off goes onto Seymour, and most of the traffic coming on either comes from Howe, or Pacific. Granville doesn't allow cars a few blocks north of the Bridge.

I don't actually see this impacting traffic that badly.
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Okay, I'm genuinely curious... How do they plan to bring pedestrians into the middle of both bridges? It's not like there are any natural intersections on either end of each bridge where people can just "hop across" without any issues.

By adding a Traffic light and pedestrian crossing of course!
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Because obviously the current bike lanes are unbelievably successful...
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Mind as well build a zoo there as well
Greenhouse's are more his style.He can cater to all those useless hipster's that live in this city.
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Who voted this douchebag in.

Seriously WTF

Might as well change the new lanes on highway 1 to bike lanes
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The granville street bridge is the worst bridge to bike or walk across. It's got such a high elevation compared to the other two and the crosswalks are sketchy as hell, if they were to simply take out a lane on one side to widen the walking path and build some barriers then I'd be in favour(like the burrard bridge). As for taking out lanes of traffic I honestly don't think it would disrupt traffic too badly. Granville street bridge never seems to have any back ups, but it's the best designed of the three because it connects to 3 streets on both sides.I'm getting rather frustrated with all these dipshit moves they're trying to make with the infrastructure in this city. The viaduct being destroyed is another stupid one, same with this new "Raised park and go fees". Way to make public transportation a more viable option! Brilliant! Let's make it more and more expensive so that it will probably be cheaper to fuckin drive to work instead of throwing cash at your shitty infrastructure. Also that bike rental idiocy. Stuff like this makes me miss Edmonton and it's "Fuck you hippies" attitude.
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:29 PM   #59
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are u being sarcastic? cause a free zoo in the middle of a bridge would be a fucking amazing thing to be honest lol
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and fill it with crackers from Hastings
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In my opinion.. bike lanes are getting WAY out of hand. There is now a new bike lane up agyle and marine drive.. (for those that don't know.. it's a very steep hill). Now who would like to bike up the hill?.. even so it is a very wide road so with the bike lane, it has shrunk from 2 lanes to 1.

OT: Who would want to bike across granville bridge? There hasn't been any problems with it.. and shrinking the bridge to add a bike lane would cause backups..

I hate this bike lane infrastructure changing shit.
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and fill it with crackers from Hastings
You mean crackheads,not crackers.
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I don't live in Vancouver, so I can't do anything about this goof of a mayor.
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not sure if mentioned yet... but this concept is missing a canopy for the rain we get 50% of the time
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FIX THE FUCKING ROADS FIRST YOU SHITHEADS.

The state of our roads is on par with a third world country, for fucks sake, and then they find the nerve to build an open walkway open to our eight months of rain.

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FIX THE FUCKING ROADS FIRST YOU SHITHEADS.

The state of our roads is on par with a third world country, for fucks sake, and then they find the nerve to build an open walkway open to our eight months of rain.

I agree. Tackle the issues that matter and stop wasting time on this bike infrastructure nonsense. Everytime the city does underground work they leave the road is such a horrid condition that I end up avoiding the street at all cost. Some of the streets in this city are worse then small towns in saskatchewen. Hell, even the wealthy neighborhoods out in kits have aweful roads. Some of them don't even have curbs!
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Hell, even the wealthy neighborhoods out in kits have aweful roads. Some of them don't even have curbs!
Don't blame that on the city. Same with the alleyways that aren't paved. That's totally up to the owners that live on that block. If they would like the curb paved or the alley paved, they need to pay for it.
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Went to downtown today and I see no bikes using the bike lanes while the roads there is a traffic jam....... and they want to build more bike lanes..........
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whos really gonna walk across a bridge?
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whos really gonna walk across a bridge?
I never walked Granville, but I was working on a condo at the foot of the Cambie and had to go to Home Depot. Figured screw it(literally, I needed screws) I'll just walk...OMG, that bridge is deceptively long. Then to walk back...with cargo(because I bought more than screws)

No, this idea is fucked.
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my work requires me to go in an out of downtown throughout the day and i use all bridges. Granville bridge at any given times run very smoothly. It's only when you reach the end of it where there are some lights where you may experience a minor jam (not even). Burrard (even with the bike lanes) runs smoothly as well most the time albeit with more traffic but i've seen jams both ways but during the summer time and even spring I do see many pedestrians and cyclists utilising the bridge. As for the bike lanes, during good weather i observe many cyclists using them but almost noone rides in them during the winter months. I do remember people saying noone will use the burard bike lanes and how traffic will come to a standstill on burrard bridge but the truth is far from the truth. the only thing that did come true though was that businesses downtown along hornby were indeed affected due to the lessened amount of parking space.
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I agree. Tackle the issues that matter and stop wasting time on this bike infrastructure nonsense. Everytime the city does underground work they leave the road is such a horrid condition that I end up avoiding the street at all cost. Some of the streets in this city are worse then small towns in saskatchewen. Hell, even the wealthy neighborhoods out in kits have aweful roads. Some of them don't even have curbs!
Check out Drake in downtown. The road is extremely bumpy and scarred.
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