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Trails
Discovered this absolute gem of a trail today, up by RIM Park.

   

   

   

   

   
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I completely agree, that section of the Walter Bean Trail is lovely. The whole trail really is, but I think that part it paved, which makes it a bit nicer for most cyclists.
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That section of Len's Mill parking lot that was a de facto part of the Spur Line Trail between Moore and Roger (this part) has been blocked since earlier this week. This morning shows that it was blocked to allow heavy machinery to tear up the asphalt.

Detouring along the parallel section of Waterloo St is rather unpleasant given the road design and condition. But at least it's short.

I'm guessing they're tearing up the parking lot as the trailway has different drainage considerations? Maybe they need to regrade so it doesn't slope right into the building?
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(10-12-2017, 12:50 PM)chutten Wrote: That section of Len's Mill parking lot that was a de facto part of the Spur Line Trail between Moore and Roger (this part) has been blocked since earlier this week. This morning shows that it was blocked to allow heavy machinery to tear up the asphalt.

Detouring along the parallel section of Waterloo St is rather unpleasant given the road design and condition. But at least it's short.

I'm guessing they're tearing up the parking lot as the trailway has different drainage considerations? Maybe they need to regrade so it doesn't slope right into the building?

This kind of thing makes me feel like a conservative.  Why are we tearing up that brand new pavement, to narrow it to a path.  As a trail user, I'd have been happy with paint and bollards.  Maybe lighting is required to be installed, fine, maybe cutting is needed. I mean, I could be wrong, but I'd be shocked if it is cheaper to tear it up and repave it.
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Based on Chutten's post above, they are redoing the asphalt ...
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Right, I saw his post - but it didn't really have any firm answers as to what's going on. I was just curious if anyone "knew". The official Spur Line twitter account doesn't know either, and just indicated that there are 3 consultants and 7 different designers the project, so nobody has any idea what is going on. That's bad!
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(10-15-2017, 02:06 PM)Canard Wrote: Right, I saw his post - but it didn't really have any firm answers as to what's going on.  I was just curious if anyone "knew".  The official Spur Line twitter account doesn't know either, and just indicated that there are 3 consultants and 7 different designers the project, so nobody has any idea what is going on.  That's bad!

LOL 3 consultants and 7 designers for 300 metres of trial. WTF.
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(10-15-2017, 03:05 PM)clasher Wrote:
(10-15-2017, 02:06 PM)Canard Wrote: Right, I saw his post - but it didn't really have any firm answers as to what's going on.  I was just curious if anyone "knew".  The official Spur Line twitter account doesn't know either, and just indicated that there are 3 consultants and 7 different designers the project, so nobody has any idea what is going on.  That's bad!

LOL 3 consultants and 7 designers for 300 metres of trial. WTF.

Based on my reading of this thread, I think that qualifies as a Freudian slip!  Wink
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(10-15-2017, 02:06 PM)Canard Wrote:   The official Spur Line twitter account doesn't know either, and just indicated...

@SpurLineKW is not official, just an advocacy account.
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(10-15-2017, 03:05 PM)clasher Wrote:
(10-15-2017, 02:06 PM)Canard Wrote: Right, I saw his post - but it didn't really have any firm answers as to what's going on.  I was just curious if anyone "knew".  The official Spur Line twitter account doesn't know either, and just indicated that there are 3 consultants and 7 different designers the project, so nobody has any idea what is going on.  That's bad!

LOL 3 consultants and 7 designers for 300 metres of trial. WTF.

It's a joke by an unofficial account.
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(10-15-2017, 08:54 PM)mpd618 Wrote:
(10-15-2017, 03:05 PM)clasher Wrote: LOL 3 consultants and 7 designers for 300 metres of trial. WTF.

It's a joke by an unofficial account.

LOL nice. I don't use twitter so I didn't catch the whole thread.
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It may be a joke but it doesn’t seem like it if nobody has the details of what exactly is happening!
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