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  • I understand but the reality is that we all know that the entire length of Whyte Avenue is already at capacity and regardless where traffic comes from, there are only a few widely spaced east-west arterial roads which are also at capacity. No matter where the traffic comes from and what excuses there are, people have few options on routes or changing their modes of travel. We can't expect people to use bikes in snow and ice, we can't expect commuters to take a bus when they finish work late at night, we can't expect people to move from bedroom communities where their kids go to school, one parent works in that area and the other in Edmonton, and even if they did move, one parent will have to commute in the opposite direction, and we can't expect east-west buses, trucks and emergency vehicles to change their routes. Also people who live or work in close proximity to Boone Doon have no choice in routes when key intersections are gridlocked.


    'Suck it up buttercup' is not a solution.
    Last edited by Edmonton PRT; 16-11-2017, 04:27 AM.
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    • People living in east-central Edmonton have a stake and a voice in the deal. SP does not because they are not providing anything other than making the problem worse. If we had a regional transit service then I'd be worried about making their commute longer. If they want to live 15 km away from where they work and not have to pay for most of the infrastructure along they way then I don't feel any great need to listen to them.

      The truth is that unless we tunnel or elevate the entire route, there's going to be impacts somewhere. However, if they insist on living in The Park and working in Old Strathcona, there's Route 404. But most people would rather expect Edmonton to ensure they have a fast, free commute while not contributing to the design, construction and upkeep of the infrastructure necessary.

      And it's not an artificial line in the sand. Edmontonians are picking up the majority of the costs for LRT. Perhaps if Sherwood Park presented a plan for getting a train out there to take some of the cars off the road, people would be more willing to let them have a say in the entire system.
      Last edited by kkozoriz; 16-11-2017, 12:54 PM.

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      • ^Buses is a much better option. Much more flexible and nearly the same amount of cars of the road with very little construction, capital and maintenance costs. Sherwood Park already has a award winning and well utilized bus system.

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        • Originally posted by kkozoriz View Post
          And it's not an artificial line in the sand. Edmontonians are picking up the majority of the costs for LRT.
          COE is putting up $800M, with the province putting up $600M & the Feds putting in $400M for the half under construction. As to the other half to the west, the only funding secured thus far is from outside the city (federal, from the PTIF), not within.

          We as a city are certainly shouldering our fair share, but that share isn't really a majority.
          Giving less of a damn than ever… Can't laugh at the ignorant if you ignore them!

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          • need to stop thinking about Edmonton only. Need to think Regionally. Our transit systems are being integrated slowly behind the scenes.
            A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices.

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            • The problem is that Sherwood Park doesn't really exist as an independent entity. In a regional government you'd either have to carve it off of Stratchcona County or involve the county as a whole.

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              • Originally posted by jacoblost View Post
                ^Buses is a much better option. Much more flexible and nearly the same amount of cars of the road with very little construction, capital and maintenance costs. Sherwood Park already has a award winning and well utilized bus system.
                Do you take the bus for all your travel needs?
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                • Originally posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
                  Do you take the bus for all your travel needs?
                  I don't today, but I used to years ago as a University student.

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                  • Too bad the bus system in Edmonton isn't anywhere close to award winning.

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                    • The latest: https://www.edmonton.ca/documents/Ro...ard-Q32017.pdf
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                        • Taken December 11, 2017

                          Not at colourful as the previous post but here is a shot of the site at Churchill square where the new LRT entrance.


                          Downtown construction 2017
                          by Paul Smolik, on Flickr
                          LRT is our future, time to push forward.

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                          • Here we go!



                            http://transedlrt.ca/advisories/102-...to-103-street/

                            EDMONTON, AB – December 13, 2017 – Starting on or around January 2, 2018, 102 Avenue between 96 Street and 103 Street will be fully closed to on-street traffic. This closure is necessary to prepare and construct the LRT line that will run along 102 Avenue. This closure will remain in effect until the end of project duration in 2020.

                            North-South Traffic Crossing 102 Avenue

                            Please note that north-south cross streets will remain open to traffic. These include: 97 Street, 99 Street south of 102 Avenue, 100 Street, 101 Street, 102 Street south of 102 Avenue, and 103 Street.

                            Pedestrian Access

                            One sidewalk (either on the north or south side of 102 Avenue) will remain open at all times, unless something unforeseen arises. Street access will be maintained for pedestrians, though they are also encouraged to use underground pedways, such as the one that connects City Hall to the Library Parkade. There will also be a drop off zone on 99 Street south of 102 Avenue to allow people to access the Winspear and Citadel Theatre.

                            Canada Place North Parkade Access

                            Access to the Canada Place north parkade entrance will be maintained with one lane remaining open between 99 Street and 97 Street. Drivers will have to proceed north on 99 Street, turn right onto 102 Avenue and then turn right into the parkade.

                            YMCA Parkade Access

                            Drivers will need to proceed northbound on 102 Street to access the parkade.

                            The construction zone will be fenced for your safety. Vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic disruptions will vary by location. During this time please watch for, and observe, all traffic detours and direction of construction personnel.

                            We thank you for your understanding and patience as construction progresses.

                            For the most current, up-to-date information in your area, please visit http://transedlrt.ca/advisories/.


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                            • Taken December 13, 2017

                              Section north of the future Wagner station going across the ravine towards 83 Street.

                              LRT construction December 2017
                              by Paul Smolik, on Flickr

                              Section north of the future Wagner station going across the ravine towards 83 Street.

                              LRT construction December 2017
                              by Paul Smolik, on Flickr

                              Future Wagner Station

                              LRT construction December 2017
                              by Paul Smolik, on Flickr

                              Gerry Wright OMF

                              LRT construction December 2017
                              by Paul Smolik, on Flickr

                              Gerry Wright OMF

                              LRT construction December 2017
                              by Paul Smolik, on Flickr
                              LRT is our future, time to push forward.

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                              • Great photos, thanks for posting them
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