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Old Posted Feb 21, 2019, 5:42 PM
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Why should we ? Because we speak French ?
Woah woah woah easy there.

(1) I didn’t say you guys should like it too. It’s completely up to you.

(2) For the record, I didn’t intend to mock you and Tone when you guys were replying each other in French.
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Old Posted Feb 21, 2019, 5:47 PM
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Sorry, I thought you were referring to us, Québécois lol
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I was not angry, I was just asking a question
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Old Posted Feb 21, 2019, 5:51 PM
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Yea it was a general “you”.
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Old Posted Feb 21, 2019, 5:53 PM
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Yea it was a general “you”.
Have a good day mate.
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Old Posted Feb 21, 2019, 5:54 PM
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One interesting detail about this is they had to comb this area for unexploded ordnance. The Magazine Hill area has been used to store explosives at least since the WWII era. Back in the 1940's there was a big fire and bombs were flung randomly within a radius of many kilometers (this was a separate event from the Halifax Explosion of 1917 and caused far less damage).


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The Burnside Connector is pretty badly needed. There's just one road connecting it to the north that's been there for decades. Burnside has grown into a huge industrial park. About 30,000 people work there.
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Old Posted Feb 21, 2019, 5:57 PM
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Have a good day mate.
You too. By the way, any chance you will be travelling along the A85/Rte 185 corridor in the near future? I was hoping for someone to show the progress of construction in Saint Antonin.
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Old Posted Feb 21, 2019, 8:53 PM
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You too. By the way, any chance you will be travelling along the A85/Rte 185 corridor in the near future? I was hoping for someone to show the progress of construction in Saint Antonin.
how many km's are left to twin on the A85/A185 route.
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how many km's are left to twin on the A85/A185 route.
38 ~ 40 km, from Saint Antonin to Saint Louis du Ha! Ha! Work has been going on for the first 7 km around Saint Antonin and that segment of new freeway should be opened by 2021.
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Old Posted Feb 23, 2019, 11:39 AM
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You too. By the way, any chance you will be travelling along the A85/Rte 185 corridor in the near future? I was hoping for someone to show the progress of construction in Saint Antonin.
They have some parts of the future sections cleared and are slowly beginning the process. I'm assuming the 2021 date is accurate for completion. They're not in a hurry it seems.
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That A 85 is treacherous ... It has been 3 years since I was there but then the road ended nearly as soon as you exited the A-20 ... There were like 3 accidents from Riviere Du Loup to St Louis du Ha! Ha!
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London is currently in a last min scramble to decide if we want a Bus Rapid Transit network.

It heavily contrasts to the cancelled freeway network plan that was in a last min scramble.

Some interesting history here from a 3-part documentary from CTV London

Part 1
https://london.ctvnews.ca/video?clip...ylistPageNum=1

Part 2
https://london.ctvnews.ca/video?clip...ylistPageNum=1

Part 3
https://london.ctvnews.ca/video?clip...ylistPageNum=1
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CTV link is working but the videos aren't.
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CTV link is working but the videos aren't.
Videos work fine for me.
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London is currently in a last min scramble to decide if we want a Bus Rapid Transit network.

It heavily contrasts to the cancelled freeway network plan that was in a last min scramble.
What a sad story. Is London the Vancouver of Ontario?
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Old Posted Mar 2, 2019, 2:03 AM
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Got the videos working, thanks haljackey.

London has always been risk adverse. London does have a very solid transportation policy.......do absolutely nothing and let the next council worry about it. London does have horrific traffic that no other city it's size even comes close to. That said, it is nice that London didn't destroy it's neighbourhoods for community destroying freeways which is why the city is so walkable, pleasant, connected, and still has it's old historic character homes and charm.

As far as comparing it to Vancouver, there are similarities but it's not as extreme. London, even 50 years ago was a much smaller city than Vancouver, it was far more white collar than Vancouver which was still primarily a port city so it needed it much more for transport, and London still built the Wenige Expressway {Highbury Ave} while Vancouver hasn't built a thing.
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Old Posted Mar 2, 2019, 2:19 AM
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BTW, the BC Budget has come out and no mention of any new overpasses, roads, nor HWY#1 expansion to Abbotsford. In other words, except for one counter flow lane being added on the Alex Fraser bridge, there is effectively no new road construction planned for any area of the Lower Mainland for the forseeable future.
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BTW, the BC Budget has come out and no mention of any new overpasses, roads, nor HWY#1 expansion to Abbotsford. In other words, except for one counter flow lane being added on the Alex Fraser bridge, there is effectively no new road construction planned for any area of the Lower Mainland for the forseeable future.
Which is absolutely crazy. Name me one port city that doesn't want a major road network to help it get goods to markets. What is Vancouver going to do when the money stops flowing from China? The CCP is in the process of trying to get funds taken out of China illegally back into the country. This is going to hurt Vancouver and B.C. a lot sooner than they think.
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What a sad story. Is London the Vancouver of Ontario?
How is this sad? London could have blighted its downtown and neighbourhoods and decided not to.
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How is this sad? London could have blighted its downtown and neighbourhoods and decided not to.
And now they regret it. The province gave them what seems like an eternity to decide and even if agreed to a different route but it still wasn't good enough. Cities need roads and they need to go where people live and work. The fact that the province was going to pay the vast majority of the bill makes it even sadder.
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How is this sad? London could have blighted its downtown and neighbourhoods and decided not to.
One of the proposals, had it been built, would have had minimal impact on London’s neighbourhoods as they existed in the late 60s. The route running north-south east of Highbury would have run along a ROW that had been set aside for this purpose (and was later used for hydro transmission lines), and then east-west through mainly undeveloped areas close to Highway 22.

That route would have cut through land that is now used by Fanshawe College, so the college would have been severely restricted in its expansion on the site it had just opened up on around that time. There may have been minimal impact on downtown with that route, but the city likely would have grown very differently - a lot more growth in the north and likely somewhat less in the Southwest.
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