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    [–] Best place to watch UFC fights live? Nextasy 1 points ago in kitchener

    Bobby O'Brien's was the best experience I had

    [–] Edgy 13 year old Nextasy 2 points ago in iamverybadass

    Literally me this last week. I turned 25 on Monday and myright arm has been fucked for no reason since

    [–] 1901 Census of Canada(Schedule 2) Nextasy 1 points ago in Genealogy

    Another interesting reasource for Ontario research is onland.ca - if you know an address you can find the now free online land registry records for exact name on title, day, and payment, along with other info often - new records are supposed to be released I. a couple of days. Its only been available for a year and I've seen it publicized zilch but its very interesting.

    [–] Raised bike lane coming to University Ave W! Nextasy 4 points ago in waterloo

    That's westmount to erb, right? Haven't seen any plans for that east of there

    [–] This messed with my brain way too much. Nextasy 3 points ago in blackmagicfuckery

    Cigar box juggling is what its called iirc

    [–] D'Amato: Waterloo’s one-way streets must enter the 21st century Nextasy 1 points ago in waterloo

    Of course, insulting gets us nowhere. I think at the end of the day it helps to think like traffic engineers do. Left turns are the shit part of any intersection design - the rest generally flows smoothly and without interfering with each other except for left turns, which are generally shoehorned in via inefficient phases where not much else can happen. Moving high-traffic left turns to larger intersections makes sense because if we can use the longer cycles and greater flow rate to allow for more left turns, its a net increase even if it takes 2-3 seconds longer for each car to get over there than at another more constrained intersection (and the people at that intersection will move better too)

    [–] D'Amato: Waterloo’s one-way streets must enter the 21st century Nextasy 1 points ago in waterloo

    I agree. It would take quite a few buses & trains to reach the level of the left turn signal removed.

    All the same though, time had to be made for the train

    [–] D'Amato: Waterloo’s one-way streets must enter the 21st century Nextasy 5 points ago in waterloo

    Because it currently only needs to activate once every few cycles, just as the train stage also only will need to activate once every few cycles. So if the train activates its stage once every 2 cycles (which would be a lot), and a bus activates it once every 2 cycles, together they activate it once per cycle, as the left turn stage would.

    [–] D'Amato: Waterloo’s one-way streets must enter the 21st century Nextasy 6 points ago in waterloo

    Unfortunately people see the buses do so and feel entitled to as well.

    also the signage was bad for a while, which was a valid complaint.

    [–] D'Amato: Waterloo’s one-way streets must enter the 21st century Nextasy 2 points ago in waterloo

    Higher speeds are more dangerous for everyone.

    See guy who died in his car while waiting at the red light at University and Lincoln this week when he was struck by another driver on university.. University there is notoriously bad for design which encourages speeding - could have been avoided with better road design.

    [–] D'Amato: Waterloo’s one-way streets must enter the 21st century Nextasy 7 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago) in waterloo

    Eh.... I'm not really a fan of that description of "vehicular friction." It doesn't need to be inherently congestion-inducing features like cars stopping a lane of traffic to parallel park. A better description is to talk about street trees near the road, smaller lawns, taller buildings closer to the road, and features on the sidewalks like benches. All of this creates visual interest which causes people to slow down - you become more aware of your speed when you pass many more noticeable, changing things. They aren't wrong about those roads having little friction, but it can be accomplished psychologically rather than committing to ideals that cause an automatic negative reaction from drivers. The "Friction" doesn't need to mean plugging and unplugging the road, it can be detailed psychological elements that provide visual feedback and without effecting the consistency of flow (just the speed)

    [–] D'Amato: Waterloo’s one-way streets must enter the 21st century Nextasy 1 points ago in waterloo

    You can still make left turns you just have to use FDB. They needed time in the signal cycle for the train so they took out the advanced greens and moved the left turns to a less complicated intersection with more space.

    [–] D'Amato: Waterloo’s one-way streets must enter the 21st century Nextasy 0 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago) in waterloo

    Actually, in that area the lights ARE timed to make it impossible to hit certain greens in a row at certain times of day - because if its possible, everybody knows all they have to do is gun it all the way and they save time. So what we get is deadly speeds where they aren't justified or required at all

    [–] D'Amato: Waterloo’s one-way streets must enter the 21st century Nextasy 1 points ago in waterloo

    Lol a classic example of "this road is wider than we need, what do we do with the space? Our only option is obviously to make useless travel lanes"

    Literally anything else would have been a better use of that space.

    [–] Does Waterloo intend to build another calisthenics area/outdoor exercise station? Nextasy 1 points ago in waterloo

    It's behind the school, at the trail that connects to bridgeport. Behind the tennis courts.

    [–] Hundreds lineup for much anticipated grand opening of T & T Supermarket in Waterloo Nextasy 1 points ago in waterloo

    Whole lot sold recently (and it's MASSIVE). I understand that in the future (5-10-15 years probably) it'll be the site of a large dense development.

    [–] Local two-way, all-day GO service may be delayed until 2030 Nextasy 0 points ago in kitchener

    What?? But he totally promised he would! but hey spending money on roads that are more expensive per person mile traveled is EFFICIENCY

    [–] Was in Kitchener today for a jobsite and y'all still have the original Walmart branding, sure brings back memories Nextasy 2 points ago in kitchener

    That's the thing about heritage. You can't think only about what you find valuable now - you have to think about future perspectives too. All the old houses and factories and "urban blight" we're subject to the same conversations. Sears is ugly as hell and I hate it but it's important to consider that people in 40 years might not feel the same - this is exactly what happened with Waterloo city hall.

    [–] Any info on Bridgeport area? [house seeker] Nextasy 1 points ago in kitchener

    Probably really depends where exactly in Bridgeport you are. This is a way bigger problem for more people in East Bridgeport, but to the north, west, and south there are very steep Hills so it would make sense

    [–] Hawaii's Big Island SubwaySubway Nextasy 3 points ago in subwaysubway

    Good start!

    If you'd like feedback I'd say a good place to start would be to try and straighten out the lines into 90 or 45 degree anglesto simplify things - it's okay if the stations aren't in their exact locations (much easier done on a white background than on a map or photo)

    Keep it up!

    [–] this succinctly explains how I feel about the changes Nextasy 26 points ago in tumblr

    They literally just described yik yak

    "Hey this is really popular but the advertisers don't like it. I'm sure if we change everything that people will stick around though. Where else are they gonna go?"

    [–] "Collapse of civilisation is on the horizon" Sir David Attenborough tells UN climate summit Nextasy 1 points ago in worldnews

    And that's the task crux of the issue. There's a difference in values. In the USA, it's much more important to be able to have the individual liberty to do what you like, and the consequences are often given a back seat. In lots of other places the idea of liberty isn't quite so engrained and people make sacrifices to their freedom for other benefits (like the environment)