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[-] NarrativeBear 13 points 3 hours ago

Prime location, good bones.

[-] NarrativeBear 26 points 1 day ago

True, the article may be old news, so here is an article celebrating the success of the same location after the last 10 years.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/mini-holland-cycling-scheme-sadiq-khan-will-norman-walthamstow-b1158415.html

Wish more cities would take note and move away from car centric urban and suburban design.

[-] NarrativeBear 9 points 1 day ago

Your right, its sad because its true.

But when people walk across a pedestrian bridge society profits. Healthier population both physically and mentally. Greater happiness and less stress. Less pollution, pretty much all these benefits put less "burden" on peoples pockets financially, either both directly and indirectly through taxs.

Unfortunately probably all hard to quantify though.

[-] NarrativeBear 3 points 1 day ago

New fave sub!

[-] NarrativeBear 13 points 1 day ago

Make them pay! Use the money to make cities less car dependent and more livable. Make public transits accessible and implement trams/subways/trains.

Increase neighbourhood densification at the same time, by taking space back from car infrastructure. ie. massive car parking lots that are impossible to walk across.

[-] NarrativeBear 28 points 1 day ago

Its a shame when projects like these are cancelled. It really shows how "car centric" North America can be in that a simple pedestrian bridge is harder to build and costs more then one designed for cars.

In a time when we should really be shifting to a more "pedestrian focused" design and "livable cities" in general, project like these are in the correct direction.

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submitted 1 day ago by NarrativeBear to c/[email protected]

Months after cancelling the construction contract for a new downtown pedestrian bridge in the face of “unforeseen challenges,” city officials have called off the project altogether.

As stated in a post on the city’s website on Friday, plans to build a bridge over the Speed River connecting The Ward with Downtown Guelph have been scrapped. Instead, city officials will look for ways to include pedestrian flow into another nearby project over the river.

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submitted 1 day ago by NarrativeBear to c/fuckcars

Campaigners have called for “mini Holland” walking and cycling schemes to be introduced in towns across Britain after the first London pilot scheme produced dramatic results.

London’s pioneering “mini Holland” low traffic neighbourhood is “synonymous with the changes that need to happen around the world”, according to the capital’s walking and cycling commissioner.

[-] NarrativeBear 42 points 2 days ago

Only way to make people change their ways, if it hurts the bottom line then action is usually taken.

This is why government regulation should be harsher, and fines should be proportional to company income.

If the fine is too low it just becomes the cost of doing business.

[-] NarrativeBear 5 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago)

Examples like these show its never to late to shift a city from a "car centric" design to a pedestrian focused design, with bus, tram, light rail, or subway routes.

Cities should be designed for people first, as opposed to cars first.

Pedestrian cities are also in a way cheaper in terms cost & mantinace of infrastructure, such as less traffic lights to maintain. Traffic lights are by far the biggest money sink for a financially struggling city, not to mention large parking lots that provides no return on investment.

[-] NarrativeBear 2 points 2 days ago

Interestingly no center medium/barrier?The roadway does not look like a low speed street, but a high speed road. Essentially the equivalent going down a hwy without a divider IMO.

I personally can't imaging being the trucker going over a bridge like this, hope she recovers physically and mentally from the trauma.

[-] NarrativeBear 1 points 2 days ago

At this point I think the TTC should just start announcing when service is actually operating.

They are pretty much closed evey weekend and during the week its one large delay from start to end.

[-] NarrativeBear 1 points 2 days ago

Beautiful station and amazing architecture. Canada take note...

[-] NarrativeBear 6 points 2 days ago
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submitted 3 days ago by NarrativeBear to c/[email protected]

Yet more hate towards cycling, and somehow if a floating bus stop is located between two care lanes its perfectly acceptable.

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submitted 5 days ago by NarrativeBear to c/[email protected]

“What is up with some people’s complete disrespect for our public spaces? It doesn’t require a huge amount of effort and discipline to keep our streets, sidewalks, parks and shorelines clean. Yet some of us appear incapable.”

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TTC is a joke (self.toronto)
submitted 1 week ago by NarrativeBear to c/[email protected]

Why does the TTC suck so much in customer service, and what's with the constant delays every single day.

Sometimes going into the office (when I'm stuck between station for 30 minutes in a non-moving train), I wonder how much better it was during covid with a full WFH mandated.

The TTC main complaint those last few years were no one is riding, but now they have ridership and they can't keep up with demand.

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submitted 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago) by NarrativeBear to c/[email protected]

The bridge had just gone through extensive renovations and updates with construction finished late summer of 2023.

https://www.blogto.com/city/2024/05/driver-lodged-truck-bridge-downtown-toronto/

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submitted 3 weeks ago by NarrativeBear to c/upliftingnews

A cyclist's new hobby of cleaning street signs has already taken him as far afield as Belgium.

John Edwards, from Shrewsbury, took up the hobby after spotting a video of a man improving signs during lockdown.

Since then he has posted clips of his cleaning around the county, and has even been tidying up the signs in Belgium after watching a cyclist race.

Mr Edwards said he was delighted to clean the signs and the response from the public was "gangbusters".

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submitted 3 weeks ago by NarrativeBear to c/[email protected]

The largest gold heist in Canadian history was carried out with remarkable ease: A fraudulent shipping document for a load of farm-raised Scottish salmon was used to brazenly snatch $14.5 million in gold bars and nearly $2 million in bank notes

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submitted 4 weeks ago by NarrativeBear to c/[email protected]

Check out the full list of what staples accepts now part of their expanded recycling programs.

https://www.staples.com/stores/recycling#workingtowardsabrightertomorrow

More companies should start to follow staples lead and offer return points for packaging and products that reach their end of life.

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submitted 4 weeks ago by NarrativeBear to c/til

Check out the full list of what staples accepts now part of their expanded recycling programs.

https://www.staples.com/stores/recycling#workingtowardsabrightertomorrow

More companies should start to follow staples lead and offer return points for packaging and products that reach their end of life.

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submitted 4 weeks ago by NarrativeBear to c/youshouldknow

Check out the full list of what staples accepts now part of their expanded recycling programs.

https://www.staples.com/stores/recycling#workingtowardsabrightertomorrow

More companies should start to follow staples lead and offer return points for packaging and products that reach their end of life.

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