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Postby Jflem1983 » Dec 13th, 2017, 8:28 am

Side walks are seriously lacking .

I notice the city makes people who split a lot build side walks.
Why did the city never think to build them.
Dodsland Sask. Population 200. Has sidewalks!
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Re: Sidewalks

Postby kgcayenne » Dec 13th, 2017, 8:38 am

This city has been full of cheap bustarrrrrds since the beginning.
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Re: Sidewalks

Postby my5cents » Dec 13th, 2017, 8:53 am

Jflem1983 wrote:Side walks are seriously lacking .

I notice the city makes people who split a lot build side walks.
Why did the city never think to build them.
Dodsland Sask. Population 200. Has sidewalks!

I'm gathering you are talking about Kelowna, but in the Category "Central Okanagan", it could be West Kelowna, ? Peachland ??

Might be a thought for all to Headline topes with areas/locations "Kelowna - Sidewalks", "West Kelowna - Sidewalks"
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Re: Sidewalks

Postby Jflem1983 » Dec 13th, 2017, 8:56 am

my5cents wrote:
Jflem1983 wrote:Side walks are seriously lacking .

I notice the city makes people who split a lot build side walks.
Why did the city never think to build them.
Dodsland Sask. Population 200. Has sidewalks!

I'm gathering you are talking about Kelowna, but in the Category "Central Okanagan", it could be West Kelowna, ? Peachland ??

Might be a thought for all to Headline topes with areas/locations "Kelowna - Sidewalks", "West Kelowna - Sidewalks"



Speaking of the mission for the most part but its all parts of town. Everywhere else i have ever been every residential street has side walks. Here they are rare
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Re: Sidewalks

Postby Fancy » Dec 13th, 2017, 9:09 am

Newer subdivisions have seen developers putting in sidewalks. City of West Kelowna has put in sidewalks in multiple areas.
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Re: Sidewalks

Postby the truth » Dec 13th, 2017, 9:21 am

rutland needs more sidewalks,
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Re: Sidewalks

Postby dirtybiker » Dec 13th, 2017, 9:21 am

We, the homeowners on our street, paid for the sidewalk on our street.

No other City Taxpayer was on the hook.

Know what ?

A large portion of the pedestrians still walk down the street.
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Re: Sidewalks

Postby 60-YEARS-in-Ktown » Dec 13th, 2017, 9:40 am

That is so the pedal bikes have a nice clear path... :up:
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Re: Sidewalks

Postby dirtguy » Dec 13th, 2017, 10:10 am

Fancy wrote:Newer subdivisions have seen developers putting in sidewalks. City of West Kelowna has put in sidewalks in multiple areas.



The city makes it mandatory to install curbs/sidewalks with any new development, its mostly WFN that has been installing sidewalks on existing roads
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Re: Sidewalks

Postby dirtybiker » Dec 13th, 2017, 10:16 am

60-YEARS-in-Ktown wrote:That is so the pedal bikes have a nice clear path... :up:


Not with all the cars and trucks parked on it and across it at the Airbnb's.
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Re: Sidewalks

Postby birdsandbeetles » Dec 13th, 2017, 10:27 am

There are no sidewalks on our street and it is dangerous. We're on a school bus route, there are a ton of pedestrians including young families and there's quite a lot of traffic for a residential street. Part of what makes it dangerous for pedestrians is having to maneuver around the parked cars which puts you in the direct path of moving vehicles. Cars park as far off to the side as they can (for obvious reasons), but then there's often no space for pedestrians to squeeze past (due to fences, vegetation, large rocks, etc).The pedestrians end up having to go around the cars into the middle of the street which is totally unsafe, especially for parents pushing strollers or walking with toddlers and young kids. It isn't just the odd car either. Our street is mostly multi-family dwellings so there are cars parked everywhere. I've thought about writing to the city about this, but would it make a difference?
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Re: Sidewalks

Postby 60-YEARS-in-Ktown » Dec 13th, 2017, 10:32 am

What makes it dangerous is drivers not slowing down in a populated congested area.
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Re: Sidewalks

Postby Queen K » Dec 13th, 2017, 10:35 am

Downtown the sidewalks are blocked in many places by the overgrown old growth vegetation from older properties.
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Re: Sidewalks

Postby kelbear25 » Dec 13th, 2017, 11:18 am

Compared to other places I've lived, the sidewalks and street lighting infrastructure in kelowna and west kelowna are really lacking. Even where there are sidewalks they tend to just randomly end, or switch sides of the road. I guess its still that rural orchard town infrastructure in many areas.

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Re: Sidewalks

Postby Jflem1983 » Dec 13th, 2017, 11:26 am

60-YEARS-in-Ktown wrote:What makes it dangerous is drivers not slowing down in a populated congested area.



To cross my road. I have to run. No side walks. Rarely see a walker or a bike. Wonder why.
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