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Streetlight LED Conversion
#61
True enough; this is the section I was talking about, though, Pheidippides:

https://goo.gl/maps/HLenwr4WAuQ2
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#62
Yes, I specified Queen North.
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#63
Aren't those the same arguments we saw against LRT? People liking the current style (decorative lights or wider no-catenary roads) even when the alternative was much better for the future (uniform lighting systems, better illumination of all colours, less wasted/stray light, lower power/maintenance costs, and the many reasons for rapid transit we all know so well). Similar to the "neighbourhood character" or "stable neighbourhood" arguments brought up against development.
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#64
(03-16-2017, 08:10 AM)Viewfromthe42 Wrote: Aren't those the same arguments we saw against LRT? People liking the current style (decorative lights or wider no-catenary roads) even when the alternative was much better for the future (uniform lighting systems, better illumination of all colours, less wasted/stray light, lower power/maintenance costs, and the many reasons for rapid transit we all know so well). Similar to the "neighbourhood character" or "stable neighbourhood" arguments brought up against development.

Those are legitimate arguments. It doesn't mean that we shouldn't always go forward with something, but these are factors that should still be considered when going forward with a project.
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#65
(03-15-2017, 12:16 PM)GtwoK Wrote: Oh, wow!! I completely had understood that only the "regional roads" would be switching to LED, which I assumed meant the roads that were numbered - Victoria St being RR 55, Charles being RR 64, King being RR 15, etc. But that map shows that basically every streetlight in the region is being changed! That's great!

Yeah it was a Regional initiative and in the original product evaluation there were different scenarios specific to the cities.  Tendered out as one package likely for price efficiency and a common system across the region.

They are only doing the cobra head type fixtures for now.  None of the decorative fixtures in the downtown cores are being touched.  The King St. streetscape improvements being tendered now will have new LED lights in the same acorn looking fixture.  Manufacturers have retrofit kits for all of these types so they will get done eventually.

Some areas in my neighbourhood in Cambridge won't get the upgrade right now because they have the post top fixtures so they will be done under a separate contract eventually, or maybe they will replace the whole pole while they are at it.
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#66
Didnt they use LEDs for the new lights in the King Street Reconstruction a few years ago?
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#67
Exactly, which is why they're black dots (not being replaced) on this map.
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#68
They certainly are moving along in south Cambridge.

   
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#69
(04-04-2017, 03:09 PM)boatracer Wrote: They certainly are moving along in south Cambridge.

Looks like the Republicans still have the popular vote though.
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