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Highway 1 / Lower Lynn Improvements - Public Info Sessions

Feb. 9, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
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Two opportunities to get info (and I assume provide feedback) on what is going to be one heck of a project.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Holiday Inn [HTML_REMOVED] Suites 700 Old Lillooet Road

Saturday, February 25, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lynnmour Elementary School 800 Forsman Avenue

On ramps, off ramps, two additional bridges over Lynn Creek! Much construction gong-showness for the next 4 years.

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/transportation/transportation-infrastructure/projects/highway-1-lower-lynn-improvements

PDF with full image: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/driving-and-transportation/transportation-infrastructure/projects/hwy1-lower-lynn/hwy-1_lower-lynn-improvement_round2_map_event_20170117.pdf

Feb. 10, 2017, 1:06 a.m.
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Such a mess.

Eisenhower had it right. Build the roads straight with long ramps. But our roads are curved all over the place with short ramps.

This is just putting lipstick on a pig.

And they have to work on how to clear accidents and breakdowns in a more timely fashion. They also need to stop blocking so many lanes.

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Feb. 10, 2017, 5:46 a.m.
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imo they should be looking at a third crossing.It's the only thing that will ease pressure on the other aging crossings.

Feb. 10, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
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Ya, that looks sure to remove congestion. People can park their cars on the ramps instead of on the the Cut like they do now.

imo they should be looking at a third crossing.It's the only thing that will ease pressure on the other aging crossings.

They should build a 3rd Crossing under the inlet from Lonsdale to Granville Street and put all that infrastucture spending to good use as a parking lot. No need for tolls. Just pay for parking while idling in a tunnel and on downtown streets.

Feb. 10, 2017, 6:46 a.m.
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further up the inlet.toll them all.

Feb. 10, 2017, 7:13 a.m.
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They should build a 3rd Crossing under the inlet from Lonsdale to Granville Street and put all that infrastucture spending to good use as a parking lot. No need for tolls. Just pay for parking while idling in a tunnel and on downtown streets.

How about a third crossing from Lonsdale to Granville but it's actually an extension of Canada Line that services the North Shore. Straight up Lonsdale to Lynn Valley. Replaces Sea Bus and is the focal point for most bus traffic on the Shore so provides further relief with less buses and cars on the other bridges.

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Feb. 10, 2017, 7:20 a.m.
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both

Feb. 10, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
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How about a third crossing from Lonsdale to Granville but it's actually an extension of Canada Line that services the North Shore. Straight up Lonsdale to Lynn Valley. Replaces Sea Bus and is the focal point for most bus traffic on the Shore so provides further relief with less buses and cars on the other bridges.

There is already a Third Crossing. The train bridge crosses the Inlet about 200m East of the Ironworker's Bridge. The track runs within 100 m from Esmond Skytrain Station. "Coast Mountain Express" Squamish to Seabus in 30 minutes, or Squamish to Skytrain in 45. Oh yeah … the train has room for bikes, gear and other junk.

Feb. 10, 2017, 1:21 p.m.
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And that red canoe is the fourth.

Feb. 10, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
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There is already a Third Crossing. The train bridge crosses the Inlet about 200m East of the Ironworker's Bridge. The track runs within 100 m from Esmond Skytrain Station. "Coast Mountain Express" Squamish to Seabus in 30 minutes, or Squamish to Skytrain in 45. Oh yeah … the train has room for bikes, gear and other junk.

I can see that being beneficial to Squamish in a similar vein to how the West Coast Express transports professionals from the 'burbs to Vancouver and home each day but it would not be a substitute to daily driver/transit traffic back and forth across the inlet.

Never mind track rights (a huge issue with West Coast Express that prevents expansion of the service) that bridge is also going to have to open a lot more once Kinder Morgan's pipeline "twinning" project is complete and ocean traffic has right of way.

Anyways, what I obviously meant was a forth crossing not including Seabus (which rapid transit would replace), red canoes, amphibious cars, etc should bring rapid transit to the Shore.

The time savings alone would get people out of their vehicles especially if centres like Parkgate, Edgemont, etc were connected to the mainline by rapid buses.

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Feb. 10, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
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How about a third crossing from Lonsdale to Granville but it's actually an extension of Canada Line that services the North Shore. Straight up Lonsdale to Lynn Valley. Replaces Sea Bus and is the focal point for most bus traffic on the Shore so provides further relief with less buses and cars on the other bridges.

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ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Feb. 10, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
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Anyways, what I obviously meant was a forth crossing not including Seabus (which rapid transit would replace), red canoes, amphibious cars, etc should bring rapid transit to the Shore.

you forgot about hot air balloons powered by the legislature in victoria. the nice thing is this in an environmentally friendly option too.

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Feb. 10, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
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you silly kids don't got nothing to complain about. back in the day there was a traffic light on the highway at lonsdale!

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Feb. 10, 2017, 8 p.m.
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for anyone that's interested i found this interesting doc detailing the history of the highway systems in bc. bc has built a lot of firsts in the engineering world when it comes to transportation, including a jet powered snow plow!

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/driving-and-transportation/reports-and-reference/reports-and-studies/frontier_to_freeway.pdf

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity ~ Seneca

Feb. 10, 2017, 8:37 p.m.
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you silly kids don't got nothing to complain about. back in the day there was a traffic light on the highway at lonsdale!

back in the day there wasn't a hyway

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