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  Thread: Three-bedroom madness
Post: RE: Three-bedroom madness

panamaniac Wrote: (05-07-2024, 12:08 PM) -- plam Wrote: (05-07-2024, 03:13 AM) -- This tracks with my experience in Waterloo somewhat too: Our condo (3br townhouses) doesn't allow unrelated peo...
  plam Outside Waterloo Region 20 782 05-07-2024, 07:48 PM
  Thread: Three-bedroom madness
Post: RE: Three-bedroom madness

This tracks with my experience in Waterloo somewhat too: Quote: -- as high rents continue to make living alone prohibitively expensive for many, single people opt for shares, and together, with ...
  plam Outside Waterloo Region 20 782 05-07-2024, 03:13 AM
  Thread: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours
Post: RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours

ac3r Wrote: (04-26-2024, 11:36 AM) -- Took them long enough! That's great news. They collaborate so much already, that it only makes sense to merge the two. I'm surprised Cambridge Memorial and GRH h...
  plam Urban Areas 5,589 4,003,069 04-27-2024, 01:48 AM
  Thread: 236 Victoria St N | 40 & 35 fl | Proposed
Post: RE: 236 Victoria St N | 40 & 35 fl | Proposed

nms Wrote: (04-19-2024, 06:48 AM) -- panamaniac Wrote: (04-18-2024, 08:36 PM) -- You mean the old Robson Lang Tannery?   I suspect that site is too toxic to be put to any use involving humans. -- ...
  plam Urban Areas 79 6,867 04-19-2024, 07:40 PM
  Thread: 236 Victoria St N | 40 & 35 fl | Proposed
Post: RE: 236 Victoria St N | 40 & 35 fl | Proposed

ZEBuilder Wrote: (04-17-2024, 11:10 PM) -- If GRR wanted a permanent place they could have found a location and purchased it, or they could have negotiated a long term lease. Instead GRR negotiated f...
  plam Urban Areas 79 6,867 04-18-2024, 07:47 PM
  Thread: GO Transit
Post: RE: GO Transit

taylortbb Wrote: (04-16-2024, 08:19 PM) -- Is this actually a service reduction for the Bloor/Weston Union trips? Yes, there's fewer UPX trains stopping there, but there's a bunch of new GO trains m...
  plam Transportation and Infrastructure 2,010 1,183,485 04-17-2024, 07:06 PM
  Thread: 236 Victoria St N | 40 & 35 fl | Proposed
Post: RE: 236 Victoria St N | 40 & 35 fl | Proposed

Acitta Wrote: (04-16-2024, 10:13 PM) -- Updated: Kitchener council approves multi-tower Victoria Street development (https://www.therecord.com/news/council/updated-kitchener-council-approves-multi-to...
  plam Urban Areas 79 6,867 04-17-2024, 07:05 PM
  Thread: GO Transit
Post: RE: GO Transit

tomh009 Wrote: (04-15-2024, 02:17 PM) -- UP Express is crowded? That's at least good news, given how slow the start was for this service. -- Turns out fares matter. The initial pricing was like $30...
  plam Transportation and Infrastructure 2,010 1,183,485 04-16-2024, 05:51 PM
  Thread: 236 Victoria St N | 40 & 35 fl | Proposed
Post: RE: 236 Victoria St N | 40 & 35 fl | Proposed

ac3r Wrote: (04-10-2024, 05:47 PM) -- I guess the question is: when they have to leave this place, are they going to seek out the cheapest, run down old building they can find just because it's avail...
  plam Urban Areas 79 6,867 04-10-2024, 11:48 PM
  Thread: Grand River Transit
Post: RE: Grand River Transit

ac3r Wrote: (04-10-2024, 06:14 PM) -- Oh wow, I didn't even know they ran buses that late here. It would be a great idea (or have the LRT operate longer) but I don't think that would happen again for...
  plam Transportation and Infrastructure 4,339 3,266,020 04-10-2024, 11:45 PM
  Thread: 236 Victoria St N | 40 & 35 fl | Proposed
Post: RE: 236 Victoria St N | 40 & 35 fl | Proposed

I'm going to again say, why are we building housing? It's super important that people have things that they can do in the places they live. Preferably without having to drive out to the suburbs. Havin...
  plam Urban Areas 79 6,867 04-09-2024, 05:01 PM
  Thread: General Road and Highway Discussion
Post: RE: General Road and Highway Discussion

tomh009 Wrote: (04-08-2024, 12:58 PM) -- SF22 Wrote: (04-08-2024, 09:10 AM) -- Okay, but WHAT IF instead of widening Victoria to make space for the LRT where there's only two lanes, we tunnel the LR...
  plam Transportation and Infrastructure 3,137 2,250,238 04-09-2024, 05:46 AM
  Thread: General Road and Highway Discussion
Post: RE: General Road and Highway Discussion

I wonder if having 4 lanes now makes a future LRT on Victoria easier. Probably not. Anyway I do appreciate the segregated cycle lanes on both sides of Victoria that are in the designs.
  plam Transportation and Infrastructure 3,137 2,250,238 04-06-2024, 12:51 AM
  Thread: 236 Victoria St N | 40 & 35 fl | Proposed
Post: RE: 236 Victoria St N | 40 & 35 fl | Proposed

nms Wrote: (04-05-2024, 02:33 PM) -- On a related note, Grand River Rocks has a location on Lodge St in Waterloo. -- Yes, it's bouldering and not roped climbed, so a pretty different style of climb...
  plam Urban Areas 79 6,867 04-05-2024, 11:06 PM
  Thread: Housing shortfall, costs and affordability
Post: RE: Housing shortfall, costs and affordability

tomh009 Wrote: (03-23-2024, 09:29 AM) -- plam Wrote: (03-23-2024, 04:28 AM) -- Incidentally, Wellington (NZ) just approved a new zoning plan which permits more much density. The interesting thing wa...
  plam Urban Issues 178 28,308 03-24-2024, 02:47 AM
  Thread: General media thread for architecture, urban planning and design
Post: RE: General media thread for architecture, urban p...

ac3r Wrote: (03-21-2024, 04:07 PM) -- Last week's The Economist newsmagazine had an article on how NIMBYs - despite their pro-environmentalist rhetoric - actually increase environmental devastation w...
  plam Urban Design 44 10,109 03-23-2024, 05:08 AM
  Thread: Housing shortfall, costs and affordability
Post: RE: Housing shortfall, costs and affordability

Incidentally, Wellington (NZ) just approved a new zoning plan which permits more much density. The interesting thing was that there was an independent panel which was super NIMBY and it got shot down ...
  plam Urban Issues 178 28,308 03-23-2024, 04:28 AM
  Thread: GO Transit
Post: RE: GO Transit

ijmorlan Wrote: (03-21-2024, 08:59 AM) -- A lot of the abandoned rail lines in the country were actually not very good rail lines. It’s far from clear that a route laid down over a century ago and ab...
  plam Transportation and Infrastructure 2,010 1,183,485 03-23-2024, 03:14 AM
  Thread: ION Phase 2 - Cambridge's Light Rail Transit
Post: RE: ION Phase 2 - Cambridge's Light Rail Transit

nms Wrote: (03-19-2024, 10:22 PM) -- These capstone competitions plant seeds in the minds of young engineers who become tomorrow's professional engineers either in consulting firms or in government. ...
  plam Transportation and Infrastructure 1,133 709,680 03-21-2024, 03:54 AM
  Thread: ION Phase 2 - Cambridge's Light Rail Transit
Post: RE: ION Phase 2 - Cambridge's Light Rail Transit

One of the NZ substacks I read was talking about how nice it would be to bring back the Ministry of Works. Western governments just got rid of this ability in the 80s or earlier I guess.
  plam Transportation and Infrastructure 1,133 709,680 03-06-2024, 01:14 PM
  Thread: Charles St GRT terminal redevelopment
Post: RE: Charles St GRT terminal redevelopment

westwardloo Wrote: (02-26-2024, 09:37 AM) -- jeffster Wrote: (02-23-2024, 07:08 PM) -- Just realized that the city of Kitchener does a poor job at advocating for itself. -- The Region in general d...
  plam Urban Areas 402 89,875 02-26-2024, 05:29 PM
  Thread: GO Transit
Post: RE: GO Transit

ijmorlan Wrote: (02-23-2024, 12:16 PM) -- What we really should be doing is making all superhighways be toll roads, completely funded out of the tolls and with congestion managed by congestion charge...
  plam Transportation and Infrastructure 2,010 1,183,485 02-24-2024, 04:31 AM
  Thread: Region of Waterloo International Airport - YKF
Post: RE: Region of Waterloo International Airport - YKF

Rainrider22 Wrote: (02-22-2024, 12:46 PM) -- For me it isn't a rollercoaster.  It is an ok idea. What I dont like is that it is a way for Air Canada not to service our airport with actual aircraft......
  plam Transportation and Infrastructure 1,373 1,118,268 02-22-2024, 05:53 PM
  Thread: Walking in Waterloo Region
Post: RE: Walking in Waterloo Region

dtkvictim Wrote: (02-22-2024, 04:02 PM) -- danbrotherston Wrote: (02-22-2024, 03:44 AM) -- The causation is explicit, like, companies exist to make money, moving towards higher margin vehicles isn't...
  plam Transportation and Infrastructure 1,401 1,180,175 02-22-2024, 05:44 PM
  Thread: Region of Waterloo International Airport - YKF
Post: RE: Region of Waterloo International Airport - YKF

re: management of airlines: NZ just got the guy who used to run an airline (Air NZ) "running" the country. Not an upgrade. nms Wrote: (02-21-2024, 09:35 PM) -- Are there other direct bus/transit c...
  plam Transportation and Infrastructure 1,373 1,118,268 02-21-2024, 10:51 PM
  Thread: Region of Waterloo International Airport - YKF
Post: RE: Region of Waterloo International Airport - YKF

tomh009 Wrote: (02-21-2024, 03:17 PM) -- Rainrider22 Wrote: (02-21-2024, 03:10 PM) -- Awesome, so the airport is now a bus station !!!  Leave it to Air Canada....  Just land a plane and create some ...
  plam Transportation and Infrastructure 1,373 1,118,268 02-21-2024, 05:51 PM

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