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Old 10-28-2015, 12:55 PM   #26
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Chinatown is no longer the Chinatown that I grew up visiting in the 1980s as a kid on the weekends. It's been taken over by hipsters and affluent people. Ironic considering that no one wanted to be in that neighbourhood at the turn of the 20th century, so that was the only part of the city the Chinese were allowed to live. /rant

Oh well, at least there are some nice restaurants. Mamie Taylor's and the Union are nice spots for brunch.

Thankfully, I'm not commuting by car these days. It'll be interesting to see how much of these plans come to fruition. The cyclists will be well-accommadated, but the drivers will be less so.
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Fuck Robertson.

All you idiots got exactly what you deserved by voting him in (or not voting him out) last year. Too bad all of us have to pay for it.
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Chinatown is no longer the Chinatown that I grew up visiting in the 1980s as a kid on the weekends. It's been taken over by hipsters and affluent people. Ironic considering that no one wanted to be in that neighbourhood at the turn of the 20th century, so that was the only part of the city the Chinese were allowed to live. /rant
All of West Vancouver is now Chinatown, although nobody actually lives there, they just own all the houses.
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The shitstorm of traffic as a result of the construction of new roadways after the viaduct demolition would affect ambulances which would go to the new hospital.

How are paramedics going to get patients to the new hospital quickly in the future if the road construction is ongoing while the new hospital is available?
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the paramedics can use bikes to chauffeur the patients around.
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Theyre trying to push the e hastings homeless further more to east van neighborhood
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I just want them to start tearing down the West End so I can get bought out
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fucking dank man.. fucking dank .... how to get to downtown faster from east van?
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Viaduct removal not a done deal, says B.C. transportation minister - British Columbia - CBC News

Viaduct removal not a done deal, says B.C. transportation minister: Part of viaducts on provincial land, says Todd Stone, and no meaningful conversations have happened.

B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone said the City of Vancouver needs to "cool down" on its plan to remove the Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts.

Last night, city councillors voted 5-4 to remove the viaducts, which are a major route into downtown Vancouver from the east side. Mayor Gregor Robertson called the plan a "once-in-a-generation city-building opportunity," but the province, which owns some of the land beneath the viaducts, may have other plans.

"I checked with my officials and it has been a number of years since the city took any meaningful steps to reach out to PAVCO which owns and operates B.C. place," said Stone. Stone said the province wants to address concerns about access and soil remediation.

The city's vote is no surprise; it's spent years mulling a plan to tear down the vestigial highways and replace them with condos, parks, and at-grade streets. Stone said provincial officials didn't attend the more than 50 public meetings about the plan over the summer, as it was up to the city to come to them. But Robertson said city staff had met with PavCo at least eight times over the past two years.
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First shovel wasn't supposed to hit the ground for a couple of years so there's still time for the Fiberals to flip flop on this one
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Or...this thing can be delayed till 2018, in which then we can vote the bums out and the party in place can put a stop to this idiocy.
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lol fat chance...
I'm glad I don't live in Vancouver anymore.

the 50% of Vancouver who votes are either old as fuck or idiots too afraid of changes and will probably vote Vision again
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In any case I hope the Provincial Gov't pulls a CP rail and tells Gregor to kiss their ass.
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I haven't lived IN Vancouver for 20+ years but the shit Vision comes up with affects me every time I have to come into town (especially downtown) for work. My work van won't fit most underground parking, so I'm mainly stuck with street parking, and the continuous disappearance of street parking (especially to bike lanes) means some days I'm circling for up to half an hour looking for a spot.
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Ride your bike, of course. Takes me 35 minutes door-to-door from my shoebox to office. Faster than Skytrain and way faster than driving over the viaduct.

Save the car for Sunday morning drives. Seriously.
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Ride your bike, of course. Takes me 35 minutes door-to-door from my shoebox to office. Faster than Skytrain and way faster than driving over the viaduct.

Save the car for Sunday morning drives. Seriously.

bikes are so practical for half the year in Vancouver

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Ride your bike, of course. Takes me 35 minutes door-to-door from my shoebox to office. Faster than Skytrain and way faster than driving over the viaduct.

Save the car for Sunday morning drives. Seriously.
If you hadn't thrown in that "seriously" right at the end, I would have thought you were trolling.

As with the above guy, i'd argue that it's close to 8 or 9 months out of the year that bikes are useless in this city.

Also I can't show up at work sweaty and gross, and I have no interest in getting to the area around my office 30 minutes earlier in order to shower. If I'm showing up even earlier than I already go to work, it's because I am busy and I have shit to do. Not because I want to wash the disgusting off me since I had to ride a childrens toy to the office. (Obvious TopGear reference).

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If last winter was any indication of whats to come this year, this could be a much dryer winter than the usual wet one Vancouver is used to.
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If people bike to work all year in Edmonton, doing it in Van should be no problem

I think the general idea is that the city is looking to limit the amount of vehicle traffic downtown and has a long term vision of more transit use, more bikes, and more pedestrians, and you have to admit, it's probably the right thing to do in the long term.

Personally I build my life around not having to commute, hate that shit, I can't imagine how mad I would be on my deathbed if god was like "BTW jason, did you know that you wasted 6 years of your life sitting in traffic on your way to and from work?"

No fucking thanks lol

It's all a matter of opinion I suppose, but compared to the rest of the major Canadian downtown cores, Van>all for parking and access/egress.

You think finding parking in Van can be a pain in the ass, go play that game in DT Toronto or Montreal... so much worse.
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If people bike to work all year in Edmonton, doing it in Van should be no problem

I think the general idea is that the city is looking to limit the amount of vehicle traffic downtown and has a long term vision of more transit use, more bikes, and more pedestrians, and you have to admit, it's probably the right thing to do in the long term.

Personally I build my life around not having to commute, hate that shit, I can't imagine how mad I would be on my deathbed if god was like "BTW jason, did you know that you wasted 6 years of your life sitting in traffic on your way to and from work?"

No fucking thanks lol

It's all a matter of opinion I suppose, but compared to the rest of the major Canadian downtown cores, Van>all for parking and access/egress.

You think finding parking in Van can be a pain in the ass, go play that game in DT Toronto or Montreal... so much worse.
Don't forget Toronto traffic! Gosh, its bad! and the TTC is not exactly fantastic either.
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Toronto is just an awful shit hole in general.

Downtown core is gross, everything is so close together, most of the buildings are old and ugly, there is no green space, sidewalks are packed with people, vehicle traffic is brutal, it's cold as fuck in the winter etc. I have never understood how people end up in the position where they are debating a move to Van or TO, there is no comparison as far as I'm concerned.

Downtown Van is by far the nicest downtown core I have encountered in North America. I think the city and the people have done a very good job developing a downtown core where anything new going up tends to compliment the area, not ruin it.
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Toronto is just an awful shit hole in general.

Downtown core is gross, everything is so close together, most of the buildings are old and ugly, there is no green space, sidewalks are packed with people, vehicle traffic is brutal, it's cold as fuck in the winter etc. I have never understood how people end up in the position where they are debating a move to Van or TO, there is no comparison as far as I'm concerned.
You must have been in a different part of downtown Toronto than I was.
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