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CBC - Bayers Road widening pitch gets rough reception

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Kent Brockman, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. Kent Brockman

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    Bayers Road widening pitch gets rough reception

    A proposal to widen Bayers Road in Halifax received a cool reception at a public meeting Wednesday night.

    Click here for full article.
     
  2. ingress

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    How is the widening going on Chebucto? Is that working?
     
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    From Connolly St up to Oxford st there really isn't a lot of space for them to widen on either side
     
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    yeha they really need to work on transit
     
  6. Canuck

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    Is bayers road that much of a problem? Rush hour in halifax is bad, but it also has a small window compared to other cities. Lower Water is backed up to terminal road from 4:30, but come 5:30 it's pretty much clear again.

    Transit is the key I think, sure you can open up the roads to downtown, or add a third bridge/tunnel etc but now you have all these additional cars and nowhere to put them. Especially after more and more of these lots turn into buildings.
     
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    I don't think that's an issue, as they say in the article they plan on buying houses that are in the way.
     
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    Widen the fuck out of that bitch
     
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    they will have to destroy look ho ho
     
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    Fuck Ho Ho
    They make me phat yung boy
     
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    This would be awesome
     
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    adding lanes is just going to bottleneck traffic headed to Young St that much more
     
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    Just like the windsor street exchange heading to Bedford (via lady hammond rd)... WTF lane that just ends after the intersection
     
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    if only Vince Coleman had the vision to morse code they could have just paved the entire penninsula after the explosion
     
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    Yea that lane is retarded
     
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    just do what they did with chebucto

    say the hell with land owners, you bought on a busy street, suck it up.
     
  17. Cheddar

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    That commercial still makes no sense.
     
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    agreed

    it's not like the other guy survived
     
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    Its not even that. Its that he saved the train.

    He sends the message, the train responds and seconds later the ship blows up. Like really, how much closer would they have been if they hadn't got his message? 5 maybe 10 feet at the max.
     
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    lol I never thought of that before

    and it's not like a train can just slam on the breaks and stop in 5 seconds
     
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    Could be that for the sake of a 30 sec commercial they compressed things a bit. Otherwise it would have had to be a NFB film. :brows:
     
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    Speaking of traffic WOES...
    on the news yesterday they had a segment about the fairview overpass (leading to and from the windsor street exchange)
    They said it needs major repairs and could possibly be down to 1 lane going in and outbound on the bedford highway..
    :rofl: thats gonna be brutal!
     
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    Everyone knows that the long term solution to all traffic problems is to build bigger and wider roads. I mean c'mon now, look at L.A. and Southern California. They are a perfect example. I don't see what the problem is?
     
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    I don't care what they do (or don't)...or how late I'll be for work...I'll never take a bus again (unless it's in Cuba)

    And if the city puts a toll on coming into the downtown Mr.Dave McCusker ...I will be taking my sign to the streets in protest
     
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    Instead of tearing up peoples yards, why not focus on fixing the potholes earlier then October.

    I'm fucking thankfull I don't have to take Barrington St to the Mackay bridge, ever. Between the bottom of Duffus St. and the enterance to Sea View park is a fucking mess. I go against the traffic on my way home from work in Dartmouth so I see it everyday. Everything slows to a crawl when traffic hits that patch of road/holes. I might get to drive the RSX a month without beating the shit out of it by looking at the condition of the streets right now, and the time it takes for them to patch them




    not that this has anything to do with tearing up Bayers rd. :happysad:
     
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    wouldn't it be more so, that the trail didn't come barreling into town and hit broken tracks and derail itself causing even more issues?
     
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    If they are for certain making a dedicated bus lane for Metro Transit only then I would support this idea.
     
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    well...sounds like a clusterfuck, but things are gonna be gross when they shut down part of the fairview overpass and narrow the rest of it.
    Yup, people are going to lose it. Not to mention that they're apparently closing down the part the comes off of joe howe and hooks up with the bed. hwy heading to the bridge. THAT is going to create a nightmare in the mornings/evenings.

    I am on the fence on this....I wouldn't want to live right on bayers rd that's for sure but not sure I'd be overly happy about losing my house....especially since some of those are older and probly have stayed within families etc.
     
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    They could help remedy the traffic problem on Bayers Rd by putting up no parking signs. Have you ever noticed that because of the parked cars on Bayers, everyone is forced into one lane outbound. you could easily free up that second lane by not allowing people to park in it
     
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    It is crumbling. Take a close look sometime... same with the Dunbrack overpass on the 102.
     
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