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ION - Waterloo Region's Light Rail Transit
OMG, I can't believe anyone with any sense of design would say they like the above wooden pole more than a steel or concrete one. I can't even.
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Oh thank god we're on a new page so I don't have to see them anymore.

Please enjoy some photos of not wooden hydro poles.

   

   

   
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(04-19-2016, 09:17 PM)Pheidippides Wrote: The aforementioned wooden pole in front of Wildfire:

The answer is very simple,  just very expensive, underground !!
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A quick glance to the left while driving past King/Victoria today suggested the lack of any structure at the former site of the dome.
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(04-19-2016, 09:17 PM)Pheidippides Wrote: The aforementioned wooden pole in front of Wildfire:

Not sure what that pole would be for. It's not replacing any other poles. Perhaps temporary pole to support the wires of the streetlights?

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(04-19-2016, 09:17 PM)Pheidippides Wrote: The aforementioned wooden pole in front of Wildfire:

Someone in a wheelchair needs to file a complaint. There is nothing more awesome (from a safe distance) than a bureaucrat fight.
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It looks like there is enough room to wheel around the left side of that pole.
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If I can break into the discussion a bit, I have photos from this morning! I took a bit of a hike along Ottawa and Charles this morning, from Mill to about Cameron.

First, new work at the Mill intersection.

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But the real heavy work starts at Courtland.

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And it continues right around the corner onto Charles.

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Oh look, here's the Borden track.

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And now, the highlight of the day - pouring Borden Station platform!

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(04-16-2016, 05:46 PM)mpd618 Wrote:
(04-16-2016, 05:10 PM)panamaniac Wrote: They say that the only stupid question is the one not ask, so here goes.  Why are any fences required for the ION?

Because arguing with legal departments is a pain, I'm guessing.

Remember who really runs all our public corporations and sets the policy ... insurance companies.
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A few last tidbits.

The Stirling intersection.
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North from Stirling.
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Fresh curbs.
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Thanks for all the pictures everyone!
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It would be interesting to be able to jump ahead 10 or 20 years to re-visit the Stirling-Charles-Borden areas shown in those photos. I'm hoping for a wonderful transformation!
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