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Re: Commuter Hell

Postby GordonH » Jun 17th, 2017, 1:20 pm

GordonH wrote:This access road that merges at bottom hill, was put in place before the WFN hospital deal ever got off the ground. Now it's a road to nowhere.
Maybe its time WFN block off access at both ends, since it's their road.


So I don't go over to Westside much if at all. So I took a look at google maps the section of Sneena Rd that run along Hwy 97, again has no propose except it was to connect to Hospital that WFN was going to have (Which is not happening).
So block this access off at both ends, so traffic merging at the bridge would only be those coming off Campbell Rd or needing to do u-turn back into Kelowna.
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Re: Commuter Hell

Postby Steve-O » Jun 17th, 2017, 6:31 pm

That is the machine Gordon. And they use one in Calgary, having grown up there, you want freeze/thaw cycles, spend a winter there.

What would this do? Allow 3 lanes of traffic all the way from the Westside Rd overpass to where Harvey becomes 3 lanes just after the hostel. Traffic likely would still back up, but my experience it starts moving pretty good after that bottle neck.

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Re: Commuter Hell

Postby sulchie » Jun 19th, 2017, 8:35 am

I know how to fix the problem. Move away. There are no good jobs in Kelowna anyway.

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Re: Commuter Hell

Postby lightspeed » Jun 19th, 2017, 6:12 pm

sulchie wrote:I know how to fix the problem. Move away. There are no good jobs in Kelowna anyway.


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Re: Commuter Hell

Postby dodgerdodge » Jun 20th, 2017, 10:56 pm

Just to add to this thread before it dies. It seems that the lights at Leathead have now become the new bottleneck on Harvey.
There are so many cycles to get through the through green is just way too short for a major highway! Twice now in the morning rush i have sat right alongside the motels (Days inn i think it is) while i see the red light ahead and on both occasions when it changed green i did not get to the intersection before it changed back to red. So frustrating for such a short distance!

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Re: Commuter Hell

Postby tw1nm3t3or » Yesterday, 2:39 pm

sulchie wrote:I know how to fix the problem. Move away. There are no good jobs in Kelowna anyway.


Good idea. You paying us loans to move?
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Re: Commuter Hell

Postby tw1nm3t3or » Yesterday, 2:48 pm

ZackP wrote:
tw1nm3t3or wrote:This is a huge problem. A 10 to 15 minute drive which takes an hour. Let's talk about the issues one being that back road where everyone takes which CAUSES the traffic jams. That road needs to be closed it has done nothing but problems since it opened both entering AND leaving Kelowna.


Actually the back roads relive stress off the main highway, this is why merging lanes exist. There just needs to be a way to stop traffic from doing complete stops. If those back roads were not there the traffic would be 10x worse think of all the extra cars on the main road.


You forget its ONE bridge to cross. You can have 6 lanes going into the bridge with less cars but the same congestion spread out for ONE crossing.
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Re: Commuter Hell

Postby kgcayenne » Today, 10:02 am

Oh man, something has changed. This past two weeks has been so much worse than in the two previous years. Each morning, though, I'm thankful that the lane bunnies aren't causing rear-enders.
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Re: Commuter Hell

Postby dodgerdodge » Today, 5:29 pm

kgcayenne wrote:Oh man, something has changed. This past two weeks has been so much worse than in the two previous years. Each morning, though, I'm thankful that the lane bunnies aren't causing rear-enders.


Yeah it was painful this morning. I had no need to get into Kelowna early enough to miss the jam so had to suck it up and wonder did i choose wisely by staying in the left lane or should i have used the back road past the ghost hospital?
Love the late lane changers whose sole mission in life is to get into the "moving" lane with that well know Kelowna all in one manoeuvre, turn wheel, make a move, indicate, shoulder check, stick hand out window pretty much all at same time whilst forcing their way into a non existent gap only to repeat 400 yards later as the other lane is now "moving" :biggrin:
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Re: Commuter Hell

Postby kgcayenne » Today, 6:08 pm

dodgerdodge wrote:or should i have used the back road past the ghost hospital?


Are you a routine Sneener? Shame on you!!!!

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Re: Commuter Hell

Postby GordonH » Today, 7:04 pm

Come on WFN your road to nowhere needs to be blocked off, so get off your as :cuss: es and do that.
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Re: Commuter Hell

Postby neilsimon » 25 minutes ago

kgcayenne wrote:...
Are you a routine Sneener? Shame on you!!!!

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How dare someone use a public road to get where they need to quicker. How dare they!
Just one question, what if it is the shortest route by distance for them? Is it okay then?
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