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Cycling Outside Waterloo Region
#31
I've rode part of that trail a couple of times, it's pretty nice. I had a good laugh at that sign too.
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#32
I presume this is either a deprecated roadway that has grown over, or a future roadway that they've signposted well in advance of its actual construction.
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#33
LOL, but even if it was depreciated Kevin, imagine how many years it would have taken to grow over like that. 50? The trail has got to be like.. 5 years old, max. Here's the location, FYI.

https://goo.gl/maps/sXMJwL3ZB732
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#34
(08-21-2017, 03:29 PM)Canard Wrote: LOL, but even if it was depreciated Kevin, imagine how many years it would have taken to grow over like that.  50?  The trail has got to be like.. 5 years old, max.  Here's the location, FYI.

https://goo.gl/maps/sXMJwL3ZB732

It’s the double standard again. No motor vehicle route can ever be subordinate to any bicycle route.

The road should simply have stop signs. In this case, this is just obvious, full stop (get it?).

In other locations, for example John St. at the Spur Line, I believe the road should in principle have stop signs and the trail should have priority, but I’m not sure how to actually construct the intersection so that vehicle drivers understand the situation and actually drive safely. The idea is that pedestrians and bicycles should just go across and it’s up to cars to fit into the gaps just as they do when reaching any major road.
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#35
(08-21-2017, 03:49 PM)ijmorlan Wrote:
(08-21-2017, 03:29 PM)Canard Wrote: LOL, but even if it was depreciated Kevin, imagine how many years it would have taken to grow over like that.  50?  The trail has got to be like.. 5 years old, max.  Here's the location, FYI.

https://goo.gl/maps/sXMJwL3ZB732

It’s the double standard again. No motor vehicle route can ever be subordinate to any bicycle route.

The road should simply have stop signs. In this case, this is just obvious, full stop (get it?).

In other locations, for example John St. at the Spur Line, I believe the road should in principle have stop signs and the trail should have priority, but I’m not sure how to actually construct the intersection so that vehicle drivers understand the situation and actually drive safely. The idea is that pedestrians and bicycles should just go across and it’s up to cars to fit into the gaps just as they do when reaching any major road.

Here's another painful example:

https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.4412166,-...312!8i6656

The trail has stop signs for the stub of a dead end road.
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#36
Not to take away the griping of cyclists, but drivers also suffer from over protective "pre-planning" stop signs...

https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.4609772,-...312!8i6656

Coke
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#37
(08-23-2017, 08:36 AM)Coke6pk Wrote: Not to take away the griping of cyclists, but drivers also suffer from over protective "pre-planning" stop signs...

https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.4609772,-...312!8i6656

Coke

At least that one actually has conflicting traffic on the sidewalk.
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#38
(08-23-2017, 09:54 AM)ijmorlan Wrote:
(08-23-2017, 08:36 AM)Coke6pk Wrote: Not to take away the griping of cyclists, but drivers also suffer from over protective "pre-planning" stop signs...

https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.4609772,-...312!8i6656

Coke

At least that one actually has conflicting traffic on the sidewalk.

This is getting seriously off track, but pedestrians can beat that.

From our very own LRT, here's a pedestrian "no walk" sign just in case any cars want to turn into the concrete wall.

   
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#39
That is the weirdest thing ever.
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#40
(08-23-2017, 10:04 AM)panamaniac Wrote: That is the weirdest thing ever.

It drives me nuts.  If it was a road, they'd simply put bags over the lights.  Instead I'm forced to technically break the law.
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