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Walking in Waterloo Region
That truck in that alley? I doubt it.
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(03-16-2018, 10:31 AM)timc Wrote: That truck in that alley? I doubt it.

Why not?  It's a straight through alley, no sharp turns.  Turning into the alley would be slow, but the roads abutting it are wide, so that's not going to be an issue either.  There's no reason it couldn't fit.  It would obviously block traffic, but they're already blocking the alley.  This way they would *only* block the alley.
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Eby Manor's driver doesn't have to use the alley, but why would he choose to pull up on the sidewalk and block that? Just stay in the road lane- it's being made impassable anyway- with the four-ways on. There are other lanes for traffic to use, which is not true of the sidewalk.
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Alarm bells sounded about safety of Chicopee Hills school crosswalk

Quote:"The crossing guard had pushed the button, the lights were flashing and the group had started to cross," St. Laurent said Friday standing near the crosswalk that students take to get to the new public school.

"A van had driven through the crosswalk nearly hitting him. Very, very close. If the boy had maybe taken another step and the crossing guard hadn't been there, he probably would have been hit."

St. Laurent has written to the Region of Waterloo and the Waterloo Region District School Board because she said there have been too many near misses, and she's worried a student will be injured — or worse.
My Twitter: @KevinLMaps
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I`ve noticed no issue with that crosswalk. I do notice on a daily basis at Fairway/Pebble Creek intersection, turning motorists proceeding while the crossing guard is still out with the stop sign. He yells at the cars daily, and things never seem to change....

Coke
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Kitchener's recommended sidewalk infill projects for 2019:
   

Not surprisingly, one of the top reasons for opposition to new sidewalks continues to be: snow removal
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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Given the huge opposition, I expect there will be opposition, again.

I think I remember discussing with staff at the time whether this would require them to come to council for approval for every sidewalk and suggesting this wasn't a good idea.
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Ah, catching up on this thread, i now understand what caused the Region to tweet about pedestrian crossings.

https://twitter.com/RegionWaterloo/statu...32992?s=19
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