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Cycling Outside Waterloo Region
#41
(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.

That was handled fine with the yield sign we had before.  Now it's a great little money grab for the motorcycle that hides in the grass up against the fence line behind the driver at stop line, and catches those rolling thru.

Coke
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#42
(08-23-2017, 10:02 AM)danbrotherston Wrote: 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.

Oh my God.... you win!  LOL

Coke
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#43
(08-23-2017, 10:02 AM)danbrotherston Wrote: 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.


Looks odd now, but it appears this is future proofing the intersection as an entrance to the Sixo development. Though I'll still chuckle every time I walk through until that development begins.  Smile

   
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#44
(08-23-2017, 10:33 AM)Coke6pk Wrote:
(08-23-2017, 09:54 AM)ijmorlan Wrote: At least that one actually has conflicting traffic on the sidewalk.

That was handled fine with the yield sign we had before.  Now it's a great little money grab for the motorcycle that hides in the grass up against the fence line behind the driver at stop line, and catches those rolling thru.

Coke

You’re right, a yield sign would be fine. For some reason even though I’m a big fan of yield signs I don’t always remember them. And the police have no business enforcing that stop sign except in the case that a motorist violates a pedestrian’s right of way or somebody really is driving dangerously (blowing through at speed and barely making the turn). Do they really hang out there often? If so it’s a waste of police resources. Fire the officer and increase taxes across the board to achieve the revenue.
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#45
(08-23-2017, 11:53 AM)UrbanCanoe Wrote:
(08-23-2017, 10:02 AM)danbrotherston Wrote: 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.


Looks odd now, but it appears this is future proofing the intersection as an entrance to the Sixo development. Though I'll still chuckle every time I walk through until that development begins.  Smile

Either the lights should be bagged, or they should be programmed to display a walk signal all of the time. There is no justification for displaying a stop signal for pedestrians and it is wrong to do so. In principle I’d love to hear an expert explanation for why what they’ve done is reasonable, but I’m quite confident there isn’t one.

One thing I’ll be interested to see is whether they use that as the construction entrance. If construction starts with excavation at that end of the property, they could get a construction entrance running through there very quickly. If that happens, then the lights would become reasonable at that point.
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#46
Its been a while since I've seen him out there.... but yup, he was doing great business for a long time! I can only assume he has found a better fishing hole, but I have gotten into the habit of looking along the fence line before I approach the stop sign just in case....

Coke
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#47
(08-23-2017, 12:37 PM)ijmorlan Wrote:
(08-23-2017, 11:53 AM)UrbanCanoe Wrote: Looks odd now, but it appears this is future proofing the intersection as an entrance to the Sixo development. Though I'll still chuckle every time I walk through until that development begins.  Smile

Either the lights should be bagged, or they should be programmed to display a walk signal all of the time. There is no justification for displaying a stop signal for pedestrians and it is wrong to do so. In principle I’d love to hear an expert explanation for why what they’ve done is reasonable, but I’m quite confident there isn’t one.

One thing I’ll be interested to see is whether they use that as the construction entrance. If construction starts with excavation at that end of the property, they could get a construction entrance running through there very quickly. If that happens, then the lights would become reasonable at that point.

Definitely.

(08-23-2017, 12:38 PM)Coke6pk Wrote: Its been a while since I've seen him out there.... but yup, he was doing great business for a long time!  I can only assume he has found a better fishing hole, but I have gotten into the habit of looking along the fence line before I approach the stop sign just in case....

Coke

You could also just, you know....stop at the stop sign.
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#48
(08-23-2017, 01:48 PM)danbrotherston Wrote:
(08-23-2017, 12:38 PM)Coke6pk Wrote: Its been a while since I've seen him out there.... but yup, he was doing great business for a long time!  I can only assume he has found a better fishing hole, but I have gotten into the habit of looking along the fence line before I approach the stop sign just in case....

Coke

You could also just, you know....stop at the stop sign.

That is true as a workaround but it doesn’t mean the stop sign should be there or that the police behaviour is reasonable.
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#49
Wonderful day of cycling in London, on their amazing Thames Valley Parkway!

   

   

   

   

I don't think this is the word they're looking for:

   
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#50
(08-23-2017, 02:32 PM)ijmorlan Wrote:
(08-23-2017, 01:48 PM)danbrotherston Wrote: You could also just, you know....stop at the stop sign.

That is true as a workaround but it doesn’t mean the stop sign should be there or that the police behaviour is reasonable.

And sometimes I do.... [if I am being honest, most times I likely roll thru].  I know its the law, and if I got a ticket, I'd pay it.  Doesn't mean I have to agree with it.

Coke
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