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Old Posted Feb 11, 2010, 11:15 PM
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Neither would this be:

Beer Bike

but it would make up for the lack of legality with an over abundance of awesome.

(I am still bad at posting photos and don't want to spend time trying to figure it out).
'Awesome' isn't a big enough word for what that is!
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'Awesome' isn't a big enough word for what that is!
How about ... LEGEND ... wait for it... I hope you don't have lactose intolerance because the second part of the word is DAIRY! ... to steal from an awesome show
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How about ... LEGEND ... wait for it... I hope you don't have lactose intolerance because the second part of the word is DAIRY! ... to steal from an awesome show
HAHAHA "Lets play... Have you met TED??"
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HAHAHA "Lets play... Have you met TED??"
Or, when I am sad, I just stop being sad and start being awesome.
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Link: Interesting video with traffic policies in different cities.
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Anyone know if those wooden street light poles on Memorial (West of 10th St) are permanent?
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Does that mean I can't have a BRT from my house at 12 Ave & 7 St direct non-stop to my work at 64 Ave & Metis Trail?
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Old news for most of us on here, however this is the first time I've heard the 2012 completion date mentioned. I'm guessing it will be timed with the opening of the West LRT. Also mentioned in the story is that they've budgeted $7 million for phase 1 and will start approaching companies about things this year.

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City considers 'smart-card' pay system for transit
By Jason Markusoff, Calgary Herald

CALGARY- The days of fishing around for exact bus fare or a crumpled-up ticket are numbered in Calgary.

The city’s transit agency plans to follow moves by counterparts worldwide by introducing an electronic fare system by 2012, senior transit planner Neil McKendrick said Thursday.
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Old news for most of us on here, however this is the first time I've heard the 2012 completion date mentioned. I'm guessing it will be timed with the opening of the West LRT. Also mentioned in the story is that they've budgeted $7 million for phase 1 and will start approaching companies about things this year.



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http://www.calgaryherald.com/City+co...053/story.html
Good. Now if the city were really on the ball, they would've co-ordinated this with the ParkPlus system so you could use the card to pay for parking and transit, especially since you're paying at the Park 'n Rides. The next step would've been to allow vendors to tie into the system and allow small transaction payments (the city could charge a bit for this and make a bit of coin back from rolling out the system).

Too much to ask for to have departments communicate and co-operate with each other in this city.
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Interesting bit from that Herald article:

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Monthly passes are overwhelmingly the preferred alternative to cash fares. Only 12 per cent of bus and C-Train customers pay with coins (or, if they're stuck with no other option, dollar bills).
They don't seem to account for tickets in here, but still...

You'd think "overwhelmingly" would prompt CT for a bit more convenience. I've been asking for an annual pass for years now. Or hell, even have pass-dispensing machines at LRT stations as a start. It's amazing how quickly some retail sites sell out of passes.

What I'm really dreading is that they go completely stupid, and make pass holders obtain a ticket at a station. If everyone is using the same smartcard, how do ticket checkers know if you have a monthly pass or not? All depends on what type of system they go with, but from some other examples I've seen, I could easily see this. Nothing like inconveniencing the overwhelming majority of your customers just to try to attract a few more.
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The XRT project blog has a new update. Looks like the Tuscany P&R has been reconfigured.

http://thexrt.blogspot.com/
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^ That is the old one...

This is the new one.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_6aZeImeUCq...+(low+res).jpg
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Old Posted Feb 20, 2010, 3:29 AM
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I could imagine the system being capable of just loading up your smartcard with your monthly pass either at a station or online.

We will see what is rolled out though.
That's my point though - how do the transit cops know if a passholder is valid or not? Unless they carry portable card readers, the only possible way I can see is if they make everyone get a ticket at the station before boarding.

I'm just imagining them going through a car with 100+ people, scanning everyone's smartcard. It'd take half the trip.
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I really wish they'd put a scale on those pics, plus actually indicate where the station is going to be. It looks like a heck of a walk from the bus loop to the actual train platform. It's probably just the scale of the diagram but to my eyes, those "accessible" parking spots look to be a really long jaunt. They should be right next to the bridge if at all possible.
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The problem appears to be the slope on the site. The parking area can't have too much of a slope on it, which means that people have to up stairs, but being accessible means having a ramp as well. The slope of the site probably means a long ramp is required.
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That's my point though - how do the transit cops know if a passholder is valid or not? Unless they carry portable card readers, the only possible way I can see is if they make everyone get a ticket at the station before boarding.

I'm just imagining them going through a car with 100+ people, scanning everyone's smartcard. It'd take half the trip.
I saw officers doing just that in London, walking through the cars checking people's Oyster cards with scanners. Mind you that's secondary as they already have gates everywhere, but it can be done.
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