Welcome Guest!
WIn order to take advantage of all the great features that Waterloo Region Connected has to offer, including participating in the lively discussions below, you're going to have to register. The good news is that it'll take less than a minute and you can get started enjoying Waterloo Region's best online community right away.
or Create an Account




Thread Rating:
  • 2 Vote(s) - 4.5 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Grand River Transit
(08-10-2018, 03:28 PM)KevinT Wrote: … genius level simple …

Genius level expression. Captures a lot of truth in very few words.

And yes, having a button to indicate one wants to charge more fares is a great idea.
Reply
New detour for the 1,4, and 7 for 1.5 years (!). Looks like Gaukel is closing for Charlie West construction.

Duration: Monday, August 20 – approximately 1.5 years
Reason: New Development - Condo Build
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
Reply
(08-10-2018, 08:03 PM)Pheidippides Wrote: New detour for the 1,4, and 7 for 1.5 years (!). Looks like Gaukel is closing for Charlie West construction.

Duration: Monday, August 20 – approximately 1.5 years
Reason: New Development - Condo Build

Interesting. By the time that reopens Charles terminal may no longer be used by GRT
Reply
Are they just moving the bus routes or is the street going to be completely closed? I don't think I've ever seen a case of a street being closed for a private construction project.
Reply
(08-10-2018, 09:21 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Are they just moving the bus routes or is the street going to be completely closed?  I don't think I've ever seen a case of a street being closed for a private construction project.

If there's no corresponding adjustment of the 6s, 34s, and 7s to Waterloo, it's probably just due to be closed in one direction, and closing a single lane for construction is not uncommon.
Reply
According to the City of Kitchener Road Closures, Gaukel is closing both ways up to Hall's Lane. GAUKEL ST CHARLES ST W TO HALLS LANE W Reason: Site Servicing
Start: Aug 20, 2018
Details: CLOSURE FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT CONSTRUCTION UNTIL DEC 2019
Detour: VIA CHARLES ST TO WATER ST TO KING ST
Reply
What's the reasoning, out of curiosity? Neither Duke nor Young were shut down for City Centre construction, and neither King nor Victoria were shut down for One Vic (albeit, there were sidewalk coverings and scaffolding. Why does Charlie West need the entire street, both directions?
Reply
Available space, I'd guess. The entire property is the footprint of the building, leaving essentially no space beyond Hall's Lane for staging. They will have large deliveries and other logistics coming in and out.
My Twitter: @KevinLMaps
Reply
(08-11-2018, 05:54 PM)KevinL Wrote: Available space, I'd guess. The entire property is the footprint of the building, leaving essentially no space beyond Hall's Lane for staging. They will have large deliveries and other logistics coming in and out.

Also Gaukel doesn’t go anywhere. Closing it to traffic will make very little difference to traffic patterns (except for the buses, obviously). I don’t know how much the City charges for closures or how they decide whether to allow them, but if I were making those choices I would quote a relatively low price for closing Gaukel compared to a lot of other streets I can think of.
Reply
(08-11-2018, 09:01 PM)ijmorlan Wrote:
(08-11-2018, 05:54 PM)KevinL Wrote: Available space, I'd guess. The entire property is the footprint of the building, leaving essentially no space beyond Hall's Lane for staging. They will have large deliveries and other logistics coming in and out.

Also Gaukel doesn’t go anywhere. Closing it to traffic will make very little difference to traffic patterns (except for the buses, obviously). I don’t know how much the City charges for closures or how they decide whether to allow them, but if I were making those choices I would quote a relatively low price for closing Gaukel compared to a lot of other streets I can think of.

On that point, once the terminal closes, I would strongly argue for Gaukel to be closed to traffic, and instead have a greenway to the park.
Reply
« Next Oldest | Next Newest »



Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 7 Guest(s)

About Waterloo Region Connected

Launched in August 2014, Waterloo Region Connected is an online community that brings together all the things that make Waterloo Region great. Waterloo Region Connected provides user-driven content fueled by a lively discussion forum covering topics like urban development, transportation projects, heritage issues, businesses and other issues of interest to those in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and the four Townships - North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot, and Woolwich.

              User Links