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View Poll Results: What do you think?
Amazing, do it now! 36 48.65%
Looks promising 28 37.84%
Need more information 4 5.41%
Meh 5 6.76%
Gah! 1 1.35%
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Old Posted Mar 23, 2011, 12:53 AM
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Walterdale replacement and discussion

The preferred concept. Thoughts?








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Old Posted Mar 23, 2011, 12:56 AM
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Personally I really could not have asked for more. Simple, clean, modern, sleek.

Do it, do it now.
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I like it but I wish they'd include the southbound lane to the Kinsmen.
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I like it but I wish they'd include the southbound lane to the Kinsmen.
Agree it might be nice, but if downtown we can walk, bike, run, or even drive around.
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Yep, simple, elegant...perfect.
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Looks great. By watching the video it looks like the bus lane down Walterdale Hill will be eliminated. I'm happy that the hokey transit signal at the bottom of the hill will be eliminated, but why not keep the hill three lanes down as the bridge is also three lanes? I was also hoping that the bridge might be four lanes, but even with only one additional lane as compared to existing, increased traffic capacity will be greater than the 50% afforded due to the addition of one lane. They'll be capacity benefits due to revised road alignments (ie removal of the "S" at the bottom of QEPR), and bridge deck material change. Build it.
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Transit, taxi, bike lane better be kept, transit needs advance.
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I can't tell, are they changing the hairpin with a hook?
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Personally I really could not have asked for more. Simple, clean, modern, sleek.

Do it, do it now.
Touche!! Well done.
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I like it. I wouldnt say that it is a "signature" bridge.
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I think we are all kidding ourselves in thinking this will ever be our 'signature' bridge. The High Level is our Brooklyn, our Lions Gate, our Golden Gate.
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Looks great!
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'Signature' enough for me.

Expanding to three lanes, adding a proper merge lane onto bridge and removing the 90 degree turn at the base of QE Park Road = thumbs up.

City is also considering setting up south-bound traffic during special events.

Can't wait to have a hot dog on this bridge.
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The preferred concept. Thoughts?

Ah, yes, the obligatory paste-in of an ankle-biter and his/her/its dear balloons.

And food cart to boot!

What the heck are the designers trying to sell here: a town square???
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Looks good. Really tall, but it looks very 'open' as you drive through. I like that.

Removing the 90degree turn at the bottom of the hill is good and bad. Bad because now you can turn right on the red, and without the 90 you won't. Good because it'll result in less accidents I believe.
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I can't tell, are they changing the hairpin with a hook?
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I think we are all kidding ourselves in thinking this will ever be our 'signature' bridge. The High Level is our Brooklyn, our Lions Gate, our Golden Gate.
it could be our esplanade riel, our millennium, our sydney harbour, our erasmus.
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I think we are all kidding ourselves in thinking this will ever be our 'signature' bridge. The High Level is our Brooklyn, our Lions Gate, our Golden Gate.
yup. There can only be one signature.
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