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General Road and Highway Discussion
People in the region already fail to signal plenty when turning at normal intersections, preventing anyone from entering from that cross-street to take their place. It's not surprising that if they can't handle this simpler version of the rules of the road, they are going to fail at the more complicated (or more unique/rare) version in roundabouts, similar to the issue of wide left/right turns onto two-lane roads preventing people from confidently turning into their appropriate near-lane.
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(05-29-2017, 01:02 PM)Viewfromthe42 Wrote: People in the region already fail to signal plenty when turning at normal intersections, preventing anyone from entering from that cross-street to take their place. It's not surprising that if they can't handle this simpler version of the rules of the road, they are going to fail at the more complicated (or more unique/rare) version in roundabouts, similar to the issue of wide left/right turns onto two-lane roads preventing people from confidently turning into their appropriate near-lane.

I do it occasionally, but with extreme caution.   I also never turn right when a car in the cross street is signalling right until I see that they are actually turning - I can't tell you how many times I've seen people signalling their right turn not because they intend to turn at the intersection but rather at the first right AFTER the intersection.  !!!!!
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(05-29-2017, 11:02 AM)tomh009 Wrote: In most countries in Europe, you signal your intent to exit the roundabout, but you do not need to signal your intent to continue circulating the roundabout (which is the only other choice anyway if you are not exiting).

I was surprised to see someone signal the left turn at the roundabout in France (like we're also supposed to here).
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Have just noticed that Hall's Lane downtown has had its new top asphalt coat applied - this runs from at least Benton to Water, possibly beyond. Much smoother and more uniform, now.
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(05-29-2017, 02:16 PM)plam Wrote:
(05-29-2017, 11:02 AM)tomh009 Wrote: In most countries in Europe, you signal your intent to exit the roundabout, but you do not need to signal your intent to continue circulating the roundabout (which is the only other choice anyway if you are not exiting).

I was surprised to see someone signal the left turn at the roundabout in France (like we're also supposed to here).

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They seem to be doing work on the 401W-8N ramp now. A large section of the exit lane was blocked off with jersey barriers on my way home this afternoon.
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Here's the state of things in Preston at the King/Fountain/Shantz Hill area, at about 4:30pm (probably the worst).



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Curbs in along Shirley Ave (or is it Bingemans Centre?)

   

Coke
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(06-05-2017, 08:40 AM)Coke6pk Wrote: Curbs in along Shirley Ave (or is it Bingemans Centre?)



Coke

That's interesting to consider - I suppose our 8-name-15-KM anomaly of a "single street" will be changing.

Although having just mapped it out, it appears it will still have 8 names and be about 15KM - replacing the Riverbend-Bridgeport-Caroline stretch with Wellington-Walter-Glasgow.
Gotta love this city.

Has their been any indications that it will all just be named Wellington or Shirley or Bingemans?
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(06-06-2017, 09:34 AM)Osiris Wrote: That's interesting to consider - I suppose our 8-name-15-KM anomaly of a "single street" will be changing.

Although having just mapped it out, it appears it will still have 8 names and be about 15KM - replacing the Riverbend-Bridgeport-Caroline stretch with Wellington-Walter-Glasgow.
Gotta love this city.

Has their been any indications that it will all just be named Wellington or Shirley or Bingemans?

I propose restoring the original name of the section east of Lancaster (Spring St) to increase the point score.
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(06-06-2017, 10:53 AM)kps Wrote: I propose restoring the original name of the section east of Lancaster (Spring St) to increase the point score.

There's already another Spring Street in Uptown Waterloo.
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(06-06-2017, 11:01 AM)timc Wrote:
(06-06-2017, 10:53 AM)kps Wrote: I propose restoring the original name of the section east of Lancaster (Spring St) to increase the point score.

There's already another Spring Street in Uptown Waterloo.

That could become Fons Street or something like that.

A whole bunch of streets were renamed in the early '50s to remove duplication, among them Cedar, Charles, David, Duke, Frederick, Queen, Victoria, and Water.
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(06-06-2017, 12:58 PM)kps Wrote:
(06-06-2017, 11:01 AM)timc Wrote: There's already another Spring Street in Uptown Waterloo.

That could become Fons Street or something like that.

A whole bunch of streets were renamed in the early '50s to remove duplication, among them Cedar, Charles, David, Duke, Frederick, Queen, Victoria, and Water.

Fun fact - the Region keeps a list of reserved street names for the cities/townships. This ensures no duplication.

The list can be found here in the Region's open data catalogue - http://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/region...ataset.asp

Cambridge holds the vast majority of reserved names.
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Westheights is being prepared for a resurfacing sometime soon. Curbs have been replaced in spots and the outside edges have been shaved. I hope they do a good paint job after. The paint was confusing with the initial road diet and last year's reapplication only made things worse.
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(06-06-2017, 09:54 PM)The85 Wrote: Fun fact - the Region keeps a list of reserved street names for the cities/townships. This ensures no duplication.

The list can be found here in the Region's open data catalogue - http://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/region...ataset.asp

Cambridge holds the vast majority of reserved names.

2104 names reserved by Cambridge (Kitchener 450, Waterloo 246)?  What's up with that?  Here are just the first 20 of 2014:

FullStreetName    Municipality
Abitibi    Cambridge
Able    Cambridge
Accobee    Cambridge
Adair    Cambridge
Addley    Cambridge
Addy    Cambridge
Adkin    Cambridge
Adlington    Cambridge
Adolf    Cambridge
Affleck    Cambridge
Agate    Cambridge
Aggett    Cambridge
Agincourt    Cambridge
Agnew    Cambridge
Aigner    Cambridge
Ailsa Craig    Cambridge
Aitkinson    Cambridge
Aiton    Cambridge
Albatross    Cambridge
Albin Sponner    Cambridge
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