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This is bad news...

Postby Hermes » Apr 24th, 2017, 1:00 am

... that there is an entire section on traffic problems. I didn't know this.

Unless things have changed, this was one good thing about Calgary -- an efficient well-planned for expansion highway system connecting the far flung areas of the city.

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Re: This is bad news...

Postby Dizzy1 » Apr 24th, 2017, 1:58 am

Welcome to Castanet - where everyone thinks that they're God's gift to the road and only their opinion is what matters now matter how much traffic laws disagrees with them.
Nobody wants to hear your opinion. They just want to hear their own opinion coming out of your mouth.

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Re: This is bad news...

Postby Grandan » Apr 25th, 2017, 5:51 am

Hermes wrote:... that there is an entire section on traffic problems. I didn't know this.

Unless things have changed, this was one good thing about Calgary -- an efficient well-planned for expansion highway system connecting the far flung areas of the city.


They also don't have friggin mountains all over the place, hills and valleys but not mountains. It is easy to build 4 lane roads on the bald prairie. BTW, I loathe and detest Calgary for it's far flung neighbourhoods and endless roads needing to get there.
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Re: This is bad news...

Postby vegas1500 » Apr 25th, 2017, 11:21 am

Hermes wrote:... that there is an entire section on traffic problems. I didn't know this.

Unless things have changed, this was one good thing about Calgary -- an efficient well-planned for expansion highway system connecting the far flung areas of the city.


Not sure what you are referring to but Calgary has some of the worst traffic congestion I have seen.....sure the new ring road helps but getting around in Calgary is absolutely horrible.
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Re: This is bad news...

Postby Hermes » Apr 25th, 2017, 11:34 am

vegas1500 wrote:
Hermes wrote:... that there is an entire section on traffic problems. I didn't know this.

Unless things have changed, this was one good thing about Calgary -- an efficient well-planned for expansion highway system connecting the far flung areas of the city.


Not sure what you are referring to but Calgary has some of the worst traffic congestion I have seen.....sure the new ring road helps but getting around in Calgary is absolutely horrible.


Thank you for the update. I haven't lived in Calgary since 1983. And I never liked the far distances within the city, just the highway system being better than Vancouver.
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Re: This is bad news...

Postby Grandan » May 1st, 2017, 9:57 am

vegas1500 wrote:
Thank you for the update. I haven't lived in Calgary since 1983. And I never liked the far distances within the city, just the highway system being better than Vancouver.

It is a lot easier to have a Hwy system when you don't have ocean on three sides!
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Re: This is bad news...

Postby dirtybiker » May 30th, 2017, 9:50 pm

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#198302

Glad I put off my trip North till Thursday.
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Re: This is bad news...

Postby dsldriver » Jun 16th, 2017, 6:26 am

Grandan wrote:
They also don't have friggin mountains all over the place, hills and valleys but not mountains. It is easy to build 4 lane roads on the bald prairie. BTW, I loathe and detest Calgary for it's far flung neighbourhoods and endless roads needing to get there.


So what are you feelings on Vegas?? Do you like it?? It is exactly the same model as Calgary. far flung neighbourhoods with freeways funneling everything into the city.

As a former Calgarian, I can tell you that it is very well laid out, and planning in the newer areas is much better than it was in the late 80's and early 90's.
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