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I must admit a sense of surprise – but gratification  – to read an editorial in a local paper that wants photo radar back, as well as more red light cameras. Good.

A new greenway is to be built to link No 3 Road to the Oval. It seems to have all the right things to including muich better access to the top of the dyke and a “series of public plazas”. Which is just what I have been talking about here for a while.
Also Good

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Another project that motorists will notice is a plan to run hydro lines underground along Lansdowne, between No. 3 and Cooney roads.

Which I think makes my trifecta.

It makes me wonder if someone at City Hall is reading this blog. If not it doesn’t matter where the ideas come from, just that we are doing the right things for a change.

Written by Stephen Rees

March 29, 2008 at 4:37 pm

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  1. Moderator’s note: this comment has been removed. It was way off topic

    grant g

    March 30, 2008 at 12:40 pm

  2. Hopefully the City will require retail along Lansdowne. I don’t understand why it is trying to tame No. 3 Rd. into a shopping street – it’s too wide. Lansdowne would work well. Unfortunately, one condo project on Lansdowne near No. 3 Rd. (called Prado) does not have streetfront retail – just townhouses. Not really appropriate for a “core” location. Hopefullly there will be continuous retail along Lansdowne from No. 3 Rd to the Oval.
    … and to make my day, locate Richmond’s Trade & Convention Centre along that route too (near the hotels and not in the boonies (i.e. Garden City Lands).

    Ron C.

    March 30, 2008 at 7:47 pm

  3. Photo radar. Yeah!!! I know I’m more careful when approaching a red-light camera intersection. Why shouldn’t we watch our speed more?

    As for Ron C.’s comment about Lansdowne Road and No. 3 Road. I agree, it’s a strange feeling in Richmond City Centre that makes it not a City Centre, but a retail strip. It’s not cohesive. The only part that feels cohesive is around Westminster and No. 3. Although I don’t think a greenway should necessarily have retail as I believe you’re suggesting.

    On a different note, I hope there are major plans to revamp Lansdowne Mall. Save the Garden City Lands for something more agriculturally related and move their major civic projects to the Lansdowne site. It would make the “core” more “core”-like.


    March 31, 2008 at 2:58 pm

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