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  Thread: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours
Post: RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours

That's a heritage parking lot!
  clasher Urban Areas 4,851 3,086,697 08-09-2022, 09:28 AM
  Thread: 22 Weber Street West | 15 fl | Proposed
Post: RE: 22 Weber Street West | 15 fl | Proposed

Well c'mon folks a fourth tower of 15 floors between Weber and Lancaster will make the entire neighbourhood completely shrouded in darkness turning the Olde Berline Towne people into morlocks.
  clasher Urban Areas 28 3,786 08-05-2022, 07:53 AM
  Thread: ION - Waterloo Region's Light Rail Transit
Post: RE: ION - Waterloo Region's Light Rail Transit

I'd trade the money we spend on cops for a subway.
  clasher Transportation and Infrastructure 16,868 8,771,357 07-21-2022, 06:29 AM
  Thread: Trails
Post: RE: Trails

timio Wrote: (07-13-2022, 09:23 AM) -- Has it been paved along the "unofficial" path along the creek or over the hill? Going up / down that hill is an ordeal. -- The paved path runs along the canal...
  clasher Transportation and Infrastructure 2,613 1,259,981 07-13-2022, 02:05 PM
  Thread: Trails
Post: RE: Trails

Proper lights would be a definite improvement, right now it looks like something from a 1980s movie set. Surely there are some good LED fixtures that would work to actually light it entirely. The appr...
  clasher Transportation and Infrastructure 2,613 1,259,981 07-13-2022, 05:47 AM
  Thread: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours
Post: RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours

Right now it's blocked at the tracks where they're building that parking garage. You can ride through the bramm lot and end up on Park St.
  clasher Urban Areas 4,851 3,086,697 07-12-2022, 09:38 PM
  Thread: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours
Post: RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours

Lots of people paint their brick houses, it tends to look pretty bad after a few years when it starts to peel.
  clasher Urban Areas 4,851 3,086,697 07-12-2022, 03:44 PM
  Thread: Trails
Post: RE: Trails

The trail that starts at Lawrence Ave. along the creek/canal and runs through to Filsinger Park has been paved, it looks like it goes all the way to the corner of F-H and Highland. The east approach t...
  clasher Transportation and Infrastructure 2,613 1,259,981 07-12-2022, 03:42 PM
  Thread: Trails
Post: RE: Trails

Somehow the bike trail around Grey Silo has managed to intersect with the golf cart paths without any kind of mass carnage occurring...
  clasher Transportation and Infrastructure 2,613 1,259,981 07-08-2022, 08:57 PM
  Thread: TEK Tower (30 Francis) | 45 fl | Proposed
Post: RE: TEK Tower (30 Francis) | 45 fl | Proposed

There were some workers installing valves of some sort, there's a line of 5-6 running from Francis to U-Haul. No idea what it's for, should have snapped a photo.
  clasher Urban Areas 359 56,795 07-08-2022, 11:48 AM
  Thread: General Road and Highway Discussion
Post: RE: General Road and Highway Discussion

Looks like someone will have to break down and call Marc Dompierre to find out the details.
  clasher Transportation and Infrastructure 2,861 1,796,346 07-07-2022, 08:57 AM
  Thread: Charlie West (Charles & Gaukel) | 31 fl | Complete
Post: RE: Charlie West (Charles & Gaukel) | 31 fl | Comp...

I saw people in there last night, definitely open for business.
  clasher Urban Areas 1,074 472,550 07-07-2022, 08:54 AM
  Thread: Storm Water Management - Stream Naturalization
Post: RE: Storm Water Management - Stream Naturalization

I walked by the end near Homer Watson and there is a large flat graded area that looks like it could be turned into a MUT. OSM has paths on both side of the creek leading to Homer-Watson, so hopefully...
  clasher Transportation and Infrastructure 10 3,020 06-30-2022, 06:03 AM
  Thread: ION - Waterloo Region's Light Rail Transit
Post: RE: ION - Waterloo Region's Light Rail Transit

Like a snake eating its tail... Why does no one ride transit? No one is riding transit, let's reduce service.
  clasher Transportation and Infrastructure 16,868 8,771,357 06-27-2022, 09:57 AM
  Thread: Trails
Post: RE: Trails

I'm pro-bollard, it forces the space cadet cyclists and dog walkers to at least pick a side when they're coming toward you instead of taking up the whole trail. I've seen cars down that stretch a few ...
  clasher Transportation and Infrastructure 2,613 1,259,981 06-26-2022, 10:35 AM
  Thread: Cycling in Waterloo Region
Post: RE: Cycling in Waterloo Region

cherrypark Wrote: (06-25-2022, 10:10 AM) -- Yeah that big gap is going to be enticing for drivers thinking of turning right at King but sort of necessary for the business access. -- I imagine they'l...
  clasher Transportation and Infrastructure 4,380 2,339,319 06-26-2022, 10:30 AM
  Thread: Victoria and Park | 25, 36, 38 fl | Proposed
Post: RE: Victoria and Park | 25, 36, 38 fl | Proposed

I got the same canned response from Chapman. I was in one of the meetings where the NIMBYs started talking about their own shadow studies... I was thinking, it's probably your first time using that so...
  clasher Urban Areas 269 22,866 06-22-2022, 05:54 PM
  Thread: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours
Post: RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours

Acitta Wrote: (06-22-2022, 09:35 AM) -- So, after years of reading approvingly in WRC about all the new condo developments in Kitchener that I couldn't possibly afford to live in even in my wildest d...
  clasher Urban Areas 4,851 3,086,697 06-22-2022, 11:43 AM
  Thread: Victoria and Park | 25, 36, 38 fl | Proposed
Post: RE: Victoria and Park | 25, 36, 38 fl | Proposed

I just fired off a rambling letter to council and the mayor. I ended it with "I hope the developer takes this to the land tribunal and wins" Fuck these goofs that voted against this, they're just talk...
  clasher Urban Areas 269 22,866 06-22-2022, 11:31 AM
  Thread: Victoria and Park | 25, 36, 38 fl | Proposed
Post: RE: Victoria and Park | 25, 36, 38 fl | Proposed

Disgusting, I hate the VPNA and their nimby bullshit they're always on about. The Iron Horse towers didn't ruin the neighbourhood neither will the condos I hope get built on the other side of the IHT....
  clasher Urban Areas 269 22,866 06-21-2022, 12:20 PM
  Thread: Cycling in Waterloo Region
Post: RE: Cycling in Waterloo Region

I rode through that whole section today... there's some little festival going on, and bike repairs by red raccoon too. I've been enjoying the lack of traffic on Queen Street at rush hour. I wonder whe...
  clasher Transportation and Infrastructure 4,380 2,339,319 06-11-2022, 04:14 PM
  Thread: Trails
Post: RE: Trails

I find most of the gravel roads in the area to be fine on a road bike with 28mm tires, unless they've graded and put fresh stone down. Wider tires are nicer for sure and I go for 38 or 42mm tires if I...
  clasher Transportation and Infrastructure 2,613 1,259,981 06-10-2022, 03:24 PM
  Thread: Q Condos (20 Queen St N) | 34 fl | Proposed
Post: RE: Q Condos (20 Queen St N) | 34 fl | Proposed

There's still parking lots downtown, we don't need to knock down everything to build more housing. I can also conceive of a way or two that this building could be open to public use and additional hou...
  clasher Urban Areas 185 32,922 06-10-2022, 06:05 AM
  Thread: Trails
Post: RE: Trails

The trail to Paris is a former railway, hence the shallow grade, it wasn't designed as a trail. I think the section with the 5% grade is at The Murray Overlook (https://goo.gl/maps/YuCihwCXAneJfMX97) ...
  clasher Transportation and Infrastructure 2,613 1,259,981 06-10-2022, 05:58 AM
  Thread: Sunlife Towers | 2x 24 fl | Proposed
Post: RE: Sun Life residential project (217 King St S) |...

How much sun are those trees really gonna get, they're kinda on the north-ish side of things? Shame about the old houses too.
  clasher Urban Areas 74 47,614 06-09-2022, 10:35 AM
  Thread: General Suburban Updates and Rumours
Post: RE: General Suburban Updates and Rumours

There's a lot of corn (and other stuff?) grown for ethanol too.
  clasher Suburbs 943 720,004 06-08-2022, 07:53 AM

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