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Old Posted Sep 1, 2023, 1:41 AM
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So jealous of all the lane adding in Calgary. In Vancouver even suggesting such will get one crucified and the eco wackos here prefer idling congestion over free-flowing traffic. We are a Metro of soon 3 million people supported by 4-lane highways from the 70s.
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Old Posted Sep 1, 2023, 6:31 PM
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Putting the additional lanes in the wide median of north Deerfoot makes sense - no?
It makes sense, they've just done a poor job of prioritizing and spending what's clearly limited funds. A lane is not required north of Beddington, there is a massive fall off of volume north of Beddington.

All the money spent on an additional southbound lane between Beddington and Airport Trail would be far better spent on further improvements between McKnight and 64 Ave, where the additional lane they've already added has ZERO impact in the PM rush.
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Old Posted Sep 2, 2023, 5:56 PM
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So jealous of all the lane adding in Calgary. In Vancouver even suggesting such will get one crucified and the eco wackos here prefer idling congestion over free-flowing traffic. We are a Metro of soon 3 million people supported by 4-lane highways from the 70s.
Yeah - the lack of highway upgrades in the Lower Mainland over the last 60 years is really unbelievable. Even with the current widening of the TCH there are no general purpose lanes being added. This despite the fact the population has exploded over that time.

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It makes sense, they've just done a poor job of prioritizing and spending what's clearly limited funds. A lane is not required north of Beddington, there is a massive fall off of volume north of Beddington.

All the money spent on an additional southbound lane between Beddington and Airport Trail would be far better spent on further improvements between McKnight and 64 Ave, where the additional lane they've already added has ZERO impact in the PM rush.
Ok - that’s what I thought you were saying and I agree. I just wasn’t clear if you were also saying they shouldn’t be using the median for the additional lanes.
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2024, 11:55 PM
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They'll want to
a) put lights at 11 St and Aero Gate
b) reconfigure the 11 St / 64 Ave for 2 northbound thru lanes. It's as simple as deleting the concrete island there
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b is happening right now.

No sign of lights yet at 11 St and Aero Gate, but once the ramps open that intersection will be a disaster without lights so that must be coming soon.
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