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Time for Alternative Transportation

Re: Time for Alternative Transportation

Postby Dizzy1 » Nov 23rd, 2017, 11:48 am

dirtguy wrote:No, its really not

Yeah, really it is
Nobody wants to hear your opinion. They just want to hear their own opinion coming out of your mouth.
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Re: Time for Alternative Transportation

Postby casey60 » Nov 23rd, 2017, 11:50 am

We need a skytrain system from West Kelowna to Downtown, UBCO and the airport. With several major stops to move people around.
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Re: Time for Alternative Transportation

Postby Fancy » Nov 23rd, 2017, 11:55 am

That's too far in the future to even contemplate right now.
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Re: Time for Alternative Transportation

Postby AlienSoldier » Nov 23rd, 2017, 11:58 am

casey60 wrote:We need a skytrain system from West Kelowna to Downtown, UBCO and the airport. With several major stops to move people around.


MonoRail!

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Re: Time for Alternative Transportation

Postby AlienSoldier » Nov 23rd, 2017, 11:59 am

Fancy wrote:
AlienSoldier wrote:Also, I agree with tolling the highway. People living in the west bank are paying taxes to the base there while people are paying taxes in Kelowna. This causes an imbalance, either both sides need to agree to work together and combine funds, or maybe tax towards the imbalance.

west bank is in another part of the world. A good portion of West Kelowna residents work and shop in Kelowna supporting both cities.


I understand that but land taxes, property taxes and such are not transferred.

Also, those same issues with Uber exist with taxi companies now. If not Uber then Lyft, or Waymo, or a multitude of others.
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Re: Time for Alternative Transportation

Postby Fancy » Nov 23rd, 2017, 12:00 pm

Monorail has been on the radar for years.
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Re: Time for Alternative Transportation

Postby Fancy » Nov 23rd, 2017, 12:02 pm

AlienSoldier wrote:I understand that but land taxes, property taxes and such are not transferred.

Residents have been moving back and forth and settling on a place that has since become a city shouldn't be penalized.
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Re: Time for Alternative Transportation

Postby GordonH » Nov 23rd, 2017, 12:03 pm

casey60 wrote:We need a skytrain system from West Kelowna to Downtown, UBCO and the airport. With several major stops to move people around.


Latest 11km stretch of Skytrain (Evergreen line) cost 1.4+ billion.
I can't imagine the total cost from Main st West Kelowna to the airport (roughly 30km) + a bridge, ouch.
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Re: Time for Alternative Transportation

Postby AlienSoldier » Nov 23rd, 2017, 12:54 pm

GordonH wrote:
casey60 wrote:We need a skytrain system from West Kelowna to Downtown, UBCO and the airport. With several major stops to move people around.


Latest 11km stretch of Skytrain (Evergreen line) cost 1.4+ billion.
I can't imagine the total cost from Main st West Kelowna to the airport (roughly 30km) + a bridge, ouch.


Large portions of that cost are due to building after the transit is already required. If you are proactive it decreases the cost. You can also start small by having a loop between downtown and the airport with multiple stops in-between.

Also, the costs are the price of a growing city and doing business. Agreements between all 3 levels of government are common for these projects and can lead to some great outcomes for all those involved and the health of the Citizens.
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