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General Road and Highway Discussion
(07-19-2017, 06:57 AM)jamincan Wrote: The closure of the on-ramp from Bruce to 85 North was similarly surprising to me. Did they have signage up warning of the closure? I somehow was oblivious to it until suddenly one day it was closed
Was thinking the same thing.  The temporary detour on ramp they are constructing ( the reason for the closure ) cannot open until the existing Victoria Bridge is demolished.  The bridge was originally not scheduled to be demolished until November/December.
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I was thinking today that there is a bit of a double standard going on in terms outrage over road closures.

I mean where is the daily frenzy of hardship stories of the business struggling under construction chaos in uptown or in Cambridge? Why aren’t there constant reports of extensive delays, improper signage and communication, and traffic chaos? Could it be because it is for a “good cause” (a road project) and so that somehow makes it more worthy of tolerance and patience as an expected cost of doing business, but when a similar project (for LRT) it is newsworthy rabble rousing fodder for the masses? Maybe everyone just assumes the closures in Uptown are still related to Ion and they've run out of rage for that project?
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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I work in Cambridge, and believe me, the mood there is very, very bad toward everything going on at Fountain/Shantz Hill.
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I live in Cambridge; ditto. People are pissed off to no end. City Cafe is the only business that closed so far. The line to get into town goes back to Tulane sometimes. Closing the Grand River bridge on Fountain did NOT help matters. I've said it before: between this and the 401, they need to make an addition to the signs at the edge of town: "Welcome to Cambridge. Sorry, we're closed!"
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Maybe there's just less media coverage of it because road work isn't as exciting as LRT road work.
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Plenty of people on social media seem to think the uptown streetscape closures are ION construction.
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(07-21-2017, 08:31 PM)SammyOES2 Wrote: Maybe there's just less media coverage of it because road work isn't as exciting as LRT road work.

Absolutely; I hate to say it, but the media loooooooooooves to push any story that they know will just make people angry.

I've never, ever understood that mentality. I've always felt society should try and be as positive and supportive as possible.
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(07-22-2017, 06:07 AM)Canard Wrote:
(07-21-2017, 08:31 PM)SammyOES2 Wrote: Maybe there's just less media coverage of it because road work isn't as exciting as LRT road work.

Absolutely; I hate to say it, but the media loooooooooooves to push any story that they know will just make people angry.

I've never, ever understood that mentality.  I've always felt society should try and be as positive and supportive as possible.

Unfortunately that does not buy people's attention, which is what keeps the media in business.
My Twitter: @KevinLMaps
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Westheights is painted with the exception of the yellow on the eastern half. On the west end, it seems they made the travel lane a bit narrower than it was, which causes me to believe more traffic will be driving in the bike lanes than before. Paint is not a barrier for some, unfortunately.
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(07-22-2017, 10:52 AM)timio Wrote: Westheights is painted with the exception of the yellow on the eastern half.  On the west end, it seems they made the travel lane a bit narrower than it was, which causes me to believe more traffic will be driving in the bike lanes than before.  Paint is not a barrier for some, unfortunately.

"More than before"....in some places, that's nearly impossible.
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(07-22-2017, 09:11 AM)KevinL Wrote:
(07-22-2017, 06:07 AM)Canard Wrote: Absolutely; I hate to say it, but the media loooooooooooves to push any story that they know will just make people angry.

I've never, ever understood that mentality.  I've always felt society should try and be as positive and supportive as possible.

Unfortunately that does not buy people's attention, which is what keeps the media in business.





For a good explanation of this, I go to one of Youtube's best explainers: CGP Grey.
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