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Re: “Demolition begins on Doyle Street block

Sites like this should be mandated to provide temporary pedestrian access on the street guarded by Jersey barrier, like they did on Brunswick Street (they can be seen in the photos). I and many others, had to walk in traffic yesterday because of this closure. Just putting up a sign says, "sidewalk closed, use other side" is a cop out. I have rarely ever seen when road work is being done, do the close the road to traffic. The road work project goes out of its way, usually to great expense to make sure the road is still useable to motorists, by alternating the traffic.

Spend a little money to allow pedestrians safe passage around this and hundreds of other construction sites, rather than putting up a sign basically telling them to go away.

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Posted by MacDuffVirgo911 on 03/21/2016 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Why can't Halifax Transit build more bus shelters?

There is a bus stop on the basin side (outbound) of the Bedford Highway at the base of Bayview Road. It really needs a bus shelter. I saw one guy standing there in the bitter wind off the basin, waiting for that once an hour number 80 bus.

This one should be high priority.

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Posted by MacDuffVirgo911 on 01/08/2016 at 9:13 PM

Re: “Video: See how the giant jaywalking fine is missing the point

I disagree about crosswalks not working at large roundabout. They work just fine at the Armdale roundabout. If a pedestrian stands at a crosswalk anywhere on a roundabout, the motorist is obliged to stop to yield to them under the present law. I have walked through the Armdale roundabout numerous times and have had almost zero incidents. There are always a few drivers who either do not know the law or are distracted. All the more reason for the pedestrian to be extra cautious.

I do not believe for one second that a motorist would intentionally try to hit someone within a crosswalk.

I think a roundabout at the Willow Tree would be great. It carries about the same amount of traffic as the Armdale roundabout does. The major problem at the Willow Tree is frustration, by both the motorist and the pedestrian, having to wait long periods. With a roundaboutand by obeying the law, everyone would get a turn to cross or navigate the intersection reasonably quickly.

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Posted by MacDuffVirgo911 on 12/18/2015 at 2:48 PM

Re: “I am a pedestrian, and I am an idiot

This is starting to sound like that old joke about not being able to walk and chew gum at the same time.

If you are unable to walk on public streets and accept responsibility for any laws you may break, then maybe you need to stop walking and find a different mode of transport.

Just because walking is free and "maybe" a right, walkers like motorists do have to abide by a set of rules and laws or pay a penalty.

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Posted by MacDuffVirgo911 on 12/08/2015 at 10:20 AM

Re: “I am a pedestrian, and I am an idiot

3 things.
- Motorists are subject to the same fine if they fail to yield.
- If you do not break the law, you will not get a fine.
- Most likely this fine will not be given unless there is an accident and the pedestrian is found to be in the wrong or the motorist is found to be in the wrong.

This is really a non issue. As many of you have said only 4% of accidents are the pedestrians fault, so very few of these tickets will ever be issued.

I think people who are against this Bill, just do not want to be held responsible for their actions or routinely break the rules of the road for pedestrians. Again if you obey the rules, you will not be ticketed. What is the problem?

Motorists who do not speed, do not get tickets.
Motorists who do not drink drive, do not get tickets for driving under the influence.
Motorists who yield to pedestrians, do not get tickets.
Pedestrians who follow the rules and laws, DO NOT GET TICKETS.


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Posted by MacDuffVirgo911 on 12/07/2015 at 11:40 PM

Re: “Now that a stadium's off the table, what should be done with Shannon Park?

I do not like the idea of concentrated affordable housing anywhere. Leads to places like Mulgrave Park, Uniacke Square. I think affordable housing should be spread out around the city.

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Posted by MacDuffVirgo911 on 11/11/2015 at 11:18 PM

Re: “What should be Halifax's official food?

Google the 4 items.

Lobster makes no reference to Halifax. It is caught (including Bedford Basin - ew) and served everywhere.

Garlic Finger say they are an Atlantic Canadian creation, although Wisconsin has a similar product. I say, let them have the notoriety.

All Day Breakfasts are serve everywhere an there is no origin noted.

The Donair is identified as a creation from, HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA. Need I say more, other than they are fantastically delicious and I have about 2 a month. Eaten in moderation, like most things, is healthy.

You will have to take that Donair and it's Halifax origins, from my cold dead hands.

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Posted by MacDuffVirgo911 on 10/19/2015 at 9:44 AM

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