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Walking in Waterloo Region
Given the huge opposition, I expect there will be opposition, again.

I think I remember discussing with staff at the time whether this would require them to come to council for approval for every sidewalk and suggesting this wasn't a good idea.
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Ah, catching up on this thread, i now understand what caused the Region to tweet about pedestrian crossings.

https://twitter.com/RegionWaterloo/statu...32992?s=19
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Pride-rainbow crosswalks were installed in two places today: in Kitchener, across Joseph street by the Victoria Park entrance; and in Waterloo, across Willis Way between Caroline and King. Kitchener had a brief ceremony today, Waterloo's will be tomorrow.
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Willis way crossing:
   
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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Do Kitchener or Waterloo have rules/laws around keeping pedestrian accesses available during long-term construction projects? I encountered many long-term closures today (e.g. Caroline between Allen and John, Benton near the arrow lofts, Benton near the Barra project) that just seems ridiculous that there isn't more of a plan in place to keep the access open especially with so many projects about to start up.

This stretch along Park was much marginally better the last 6 months for snow removal and keeping the sidewalk clear of obstructions, but they are slipping again with trucks over-hanging the sidewalk and the fence forcing you in to traffic:
   
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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Tender for new sidewalks and MUT:
   
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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A seemingly-simple question to the Kitchener Reddit has launched a surprising discussion. https://www.reddit.com/r/kitchener/comme...nd_people/
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(06-13-2018, 04:59 PM)KevinL Wrote: A seemingly-simple question to the Kitchener Reddit has launched a surprising discussion. https://www.reddit.com/r/kitchener/comme...nd_people/

Not sure if it's accurate, but I believe the answer is:

   

From: https://ontariotrafficman.wordpress.com/...ally-work/
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Of course a lot of people don't realize the button is only for the sound and press it anyway in order to get a green light ...
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There are a few cases of buttons that have had the wrong faceplate installed.
You never know, so you may as well press it while you wait.
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I always press because I like the tactile “ka-PUCK” that these new buttons make with virtually no movement of the button. Makes me grin every time.
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(06-14-2018, 06:15 AM)Canard Wrote: I always press because I like the tactile “ka-PUCK” that these new buttons make with virtually no movement of the button. Makes me grin every time.

There is a niceness about that sound. Have you noticed that they also vibrate while chirping? I was impressed the first time I noticed. There seems to be a lot going on in the design of these interfaces.
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Yaaaaas!

But the ka-PUCK is brilliant. It’s like the button doesn’t physically move. I haven’t decided yet if it’s just a big capacitive prox or what.
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Like the new trackpads in macbooks! In order to reduce mechanical components, *clicking* the trackpad really just activates a vibration motor inside the laptop to mimmick a mechanical click, while the trackpad itself doesnt move. Virtually indistiguishable Smile
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Also iPhone home buttons.
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