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whats 125 metres of bike lane worth?

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1 whats 125 metres of bike lane worth? on Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:08 pm

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if you guessed $420 million, step up and claim your prize.

http://www.timescolonist.com/travel/Vancouver+considers+underwater+bike+tunnel+from+downtown+False+Creek/4544116/story.html

what a fitting number for such an insane idea.


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2 Re: whats 125 metres of bike lane worth? on Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:11 pm

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Who say's the only bozo's running a city are in Winnipeg?


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3 Re: whats 125 metres of bike lane worth? on Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:44 pm

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Although I find the price tag crazy, the idea itself is not that crazy. An alternative would be a bridge similar to the walking bridge we have at the Forks. If you have ever cycled in Vancouver for recreation or for commuter purposes you would know that the urban centre of Vancouver and all of its outlying communities are very much cycle friendly. We should look to them as far as the designs of bike lanes for this city. As for the "funnel" as they call it, I understand the reasoning in that it would take the danger away from the cyclist on the bridge and give the motorists on the bridge more space to travel as well.


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4 Re: whats 125 metres of bike lane worth? on Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:53 pm

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However, the tunnel itself becomes a dangerous place...


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5 Re: whats 125 metres of bike lane worth? on Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:56 pm

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I especially like the added touch of

"As an animal rights activist, McElroy focuses on burrowing animals such
as gerbils and groundhogs. In 2009, he was arrested in Detroit while
protesting the federal bailout of America's big three automakers.
Although no formal charges were laid, McElroy donated $2,500 to a
Detroit-area animal shelter after police found four star-nosed moles,
two dead from suffocation, in McElroy's possession."


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6 Re: whats 125 metres of bike lane worth? on Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:02 pm

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Physically could be dangerous if it becomes a haven for the homeless/drunks/thugs, I will agree but structurally, I couldn't/wouldn't comment.


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7 Re: whats 125 metres of bike lane worth? on Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:06 pm

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Uh.... this article was written on April 1st.... because.. you know... no sane person would ever consider this a reasonable idea for even 10 seconds.... Smile

8 Re: whats 125 metres of bike lane worth? on Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:12 pm

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shhhhhh


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