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  Thread: Catalyst137
Post: RE: Catalyst137

The novelty of the tables will wear off, but they have decent food and location to fall back on.
  Pheidippides Urban Areas 82 56,315 12-14-2018, 03:58 PM
  Thread: Charlie West (Charles & Gaukel) | 31 fl | Complete
Post: RE: Charlie West (Charles & Gaukel) | 31 fl | U/C

Barra as well.
  Pheidippides Urban Areas 1,074 480,488 12-14-2018, 12:33 PM
  Thread: Catalyst137
Post: RE: Catalyst137

The Record article on that same news indicates that Catalyst137 is nearing capacity. (https://www.therecord.com/news-story/9081463-electric-vehicle-technology-firm-moving-into-catalyst137/) "Only a...
  Pheidippides Urban Areas 82 56,315 12-13-2018, 10:10 PM
  Thread: Duke Tower Kitchener | 39 fl | U/C
Post: RE: Duke Tower Kitchener | 33fl | U/C

Chicken then egg, or egg then chicken? I think there is demand, and it is growing, but there aren't a lot of options because most builders try to maximize profits by building smaller units.
  Pheidippides Urban Areas 1,355 425,336 12-13-2018, 10:07 PM
  Thread: Trails
Post: RE: Trails

TriTag (Mike Boos) has this one as well. (https://mboos.github.io/bikeways4everybody/)Not sure how up-to-date it is.
  Pheidippides Transportation and Infrastructure 2,629 1,279,790 12-12-2018, 09:21 PM
  Thread: Winter Walking and Cycling
Post: RE: Winter Walking and Cycling

Does anyone know, or could tweet at the city of Kitchener to find out, how many sidewalk clearing offences have been issued under the new pro-active enforcement rules? Also, is there some place on ...
  Pheidippides Transportation and Infrastructure 1,182 355,864 12-12-2018, 01:21 PM
  Thread: General Road and Highway Discussion
Post: RE: General Road and Highway Discussion

Looks like the region has a pre-road safety education survey (https://www.engagewr.ca/road-safety-education-campaign)out that will allow them to compare to a post-survey and evaluate how effective th...
  Pheidippides Transportation and Infrastructure 2,886 1,816,675 12-11-2018, 09:19 PM
  Thread: Blackberry
Post: RE: Blackberry

BlackBerry unveils secure smart-city service (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/blackberry-unveils-secure-smart-city-service-as-ceo-opens-up-about-big-tech-1.4940069) "The Waterloo, O...
  Pheidippides Waterloo Region Economy 50 44,474 12-10-2018, 07:55 PM
  Thread: Grand River Transit
Post: RE: Grand River Transit

Canard, I apologize for the personal remarks I directed toward you in my earlier response. My words were unkind, not productive, and irrelevant to current discussion and for that I am truly sorry. Y...
  Pheidippides Transportation and Infrastructure 3,896 2,707,508 12-09-2018, 10:19 AM
  Thread: Region of Waterloo Official Plan
Post: RE: Region of Waterloo Official Plan

From TVO.org: (https://tvo.org/article/current-affairs/tories-bill-could-punch-factory-sized-holes-in-the-greenbelt) "And Bill 66 doesn’t simply bypass environmental and planning law — municipalities...
  Pheidippides Urban Issues 68 49,782 12-08-2018, 10:00 PM
  Thread: Grand River Transit
Post: RE: Grand River Transit

Whoops!
  Pheidippides Transportation and Infrastructure 3,896 2,707,508 12-08-2018, 08:54 PM
  Thread: Region of Waterloo Official Plan
Post: RE: Region of Waterloo Official Plan

I first came across a reference to it in this Twitter rant. (https://twitter.com/WrayAJ/status/1070842258088439809) The new law, Bill 66, Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, 2018 (https://www....
  Pheidippides Urban Issues 68 49,782 12-08-2018, 06:52 PM
  Thread: Grand River Transit
Post: RE: Grand River Transit

Canard Wrote: (12-08-2018, 09:46 AM) -- ... I checked the schedule before I left, and it said it was 10 minute service, which I thought was reasonable.  I ended up waiting about 25 minutes.  How comm...
  Pheidippides Transportation and Infrastructure 3,896 2,707,508 12-08-2018, 03:14 PM
  Thread: Trails
Post: RE: Trails

danbrotherston Wrote: (12-07-2018, 11:49 PM) -- Why are we doing *more* public insulations. This was already approved. Just another opportunity for opposition. -- It is confusing. It is called a...
  Pheidippides Transportation and Infrastructure 2,629 1,279,790 12-08-2018, 12:00 AM
  Thread: Grand River Transit
Post: RE: Grand River Transit

GRT predicting a 5% increase in ridership for 2018: (https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/regional-government/resources/Proposed_2019_Budget_Issue_Papers.pdf#page=33) "Ridership in 2018 is projected to...
  Pheidippides Transportation and Infrastructure 3,896 2,707,508 12-07-2018, 11:55 PM
  Thread: Trails
Post: RE: Trails

Upcoming Public Information Centre Iron House Trail 2019 Improvements The sections of the trail that run from Queen Street South to Ottawa Street South, and Victoria Street South to the City of W...
  Pheidippides Transportation and Infrastructure 2,629 1,279,790 12-07-2018, 10:08 PM
  Thread: Region of Waterloo Official Plan
Post: RE: Region of Waterloo Official Plan

I could see a developer challenging it on the basis of, "well municipality X has an open for business zoning by-law that frees us of regulatory burden therefore, region Y who does not have an open for...
  Pheidippides Urban Issues 68 49,782 12-07-2018, 08:22 PM
  Thread: Region of Waterloo Official Plan
Post: RE: Region of Waterloo Official Plan

If any municipality refuses to pass an "open for business" by-law that takes advantage of the new gaping holes created by the new provincial legislation they would then be put on the province's naught...
  Pheidippides Urban Issues 68 49,782 12-07-2018, 01:57 PM
  Thread: Cycling in Waterloo Region
Post: RE: Cycling in Waterloo Region

Well that is good that more is also planned. There has been so little update on that pilot project. Of the Erb vs. Bridgeport options I think the Bridgeport is the marginally more useful route. ...
  Pheidippides Transportation and Infrastructure 4,416 2,373,484 12-07-2018, 01:17 AM
  Thread: Cycling in Waterloo Region
Post: RE: Cycling in Waterloo Region

Wait. So the separated cycling lane pilot they announced in April of 2017 is only going to result in 650m on Bridgeport or 500m on Erb? It took two years to come up with that? Holy incramentalism Batm...
  Pheidippides Transportation and Infrastructure 4,416 2,373,484 12-06-2018, 07:14 PM
  Thread: GO Transit
Post: RE: GO Transit

I really wish MetroLinx had greater authority to act and implement plans for all modes of transportation so that someone would actually be working in the best interest of the people. We need to rem...
  Pheidippides Transportation and Infrastructure 1,738 942,163 12-06-2018, 01:51 PM
  Thread: Ottawa LRT
Post: RE: Ottawa LRT

I didn't get a chance to respond this morning, but echo the general sentiment. The response from the city's transit manager was colossally bad and insensitive. He seems more irritated that the m...
  Pheidippides Outside Waterloo Region 393 188,802 12-05-2018, 09:10 PM
  Thread: Ottawa LRT
Post: RE: Ottawa LRT

I'd much rather have the finishing work (weather stripping, paint, furnishings, etc.) left to do at this point than trying to figure out how get 70 year old tech to talk to new tech reliably (or at al...
  Pheidippides Outside Waterloo Region 393 188,802 12-03-2018, 11:44 PM
  Thread: Trails
Post: RE: Trails

Canard Wrote: (12-02-2018, 06:04 PM) -- ...and on an even more positive note, the connection between Ottawa and Grenville Ave. is looking amazing, including lighting! http://www.waterlooregionconn...
  Pheidippides Transportation and Infrastructure 2,629 1,279,790 12-03-2018, 12:22 AM
  Thread: General Urban Waterloo Updates and Rumours
Post: RE: General Urban Waterloo Updates and Rumours

They do not look sturdy enough to last 2 years, let alone twenty. They were patterned like candy canes this evening.
  Pheidippides Urban Areas 1,126 777,734 12-02-2018, 11:49 PM
  Thread: Ottawa LRT
Post: RE: Ottawa LRT

It won't even be close. Ottawa is much further ahead in testing, and signals, than us as Canard highlighted in the Ion thread. They already have multiple trains running loops in full Automatic Train...
  Pheidippides Outside Waterloo Region 393 188,802 12-01-2018, 10:56 PM

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