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02 Feb 2013 10:24 AM   |   7228 clicks   |   CBC
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Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     
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THAT STORE IS THE TEN-TIME, TEN-TIME, TEN-TIME, TEN-TIME, TEN-TIME, TEN-TIME, TEN-TIME, TEN-TIME, TEN-TIME, TEN-TIME CHAMP RIGHT THERE

02 Feb 2013 07:17 AM
Kyosuke     
Bollards!

02 Feb 2013 08:27 AM
Barfmaker    [TotalFark]  

Kyosuke: Bollards!


Watch your language.

02 Feb 2013 08:34 AM
Generation_D    [TotalFark]  
You could put up signs and stops at every intersection, and some of these Northwest born or recent arrival drivers would still find a way to screw it up. Four way stop go, no you go, no you go guy.

02 Feb 2013 10:09 AM
SnarfVader     

Generation_D: You could put up signs and stops at every intersection, and some of these Northwest born or recent arrival drivers would still find a way to screw it up. Four way stop go, no you go, no you go guy.


That drives me nuts, especially since I have to go through two very busy 4 way stops on my way to work in the non-Canadian Vancouver. I'm beginning to be a believer in roundabouts.

02 Feb 2013 10:31 AM
BumpInTheNight     
Honestly with Vancover's population breakdown I'm kind of surprised there aren't more stories like this.

/yes, I just took a side swipe at *ese drivers
//and I didn't even signal before hand.

02 Feb 2013 10:37 AM
Ishkur    [TotalFark]  
location, location, location

02 Feb 2013 10:39 AM
LordOfThePings     
She needs someone on staff who can interpret traffic signals for passing drivers. Someone who speaks Bacci.

02 Feb 2013 10:40 AM
LordOfThePings     

LordOfThePings: She needs someone on staff who can interpret traffic signals protocol for passing drivers. Someone who speaks Bacci.


FTFM

02 Feb 2013 10:41 AM
SnarfVader     

LordOfThePings: LordOfThePings: She needs someone on staff who can interpret traffic protocol for passing drivers. Someone who speaks Bacci.

FTFM


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02 Feb 2013 10:43 AM
Ishkur    [TotalFark]  
And yeah, Granville is just nasty. The area from 16th to Broadway is a seething, stupid mass of pedestrians, traffic, and stoplights everywhere with no left turn signals. Take Hemlock (or Burrard or Cambie) to go downtown, and Fir street to come back. Never go down Granville.

02 Feb 2013 10:43 AM
JasonOfOrillia    [TotalFark]  
A t-intersection I could understand, but a standard four way intersection?  Still if drivers persist in driving poorly at this corner then concrete barriers are called for.

02 Feb 2013 10:55 AM
abhorrent1     
Jersey Wall. Problem solved

02 Feb 2013 10:59 AM
Louisiana_Sitar_Club    [TotalFark]  
"I've approached the city to see if we could put something up here to protect the building, but I've been told that city property cannot be used to protect private property," she said.

Now, about those property taxes you owe us.....

02 Feb 2013 11:01 AM
jtown     

Generation_D: You could put up signs and stops at every intersection, and some of these Northwest born or recent arrival drivers would still find a way to screw it up. Four way stop go, no you go, no you go guy.


Man, I hate those.  I'm half a block away when they come to a stop and they sit there until I arrive then wave me through.  For fark's sake, if you'd gone when it was your turn we'd both be on our way faster!  The trials and tribulations of living around overly polite people.

02 Feb 2013 11:02 AM
Aulus    [TotalFark]  
There's a home in Des Moines, on the near west side, where 39th Street makes a T intersection with Forest Avenue, the street the home is on.  The home's front door is right in line with 39th as you head north.  I understand they have had multiple cars end up in their yard, taking out trees and sometimes hitting the house.  You can find it on Google maps.

Must suck living there.

02 Feb 2013 11:17 AM
BumpInTheNight     

Aulus: There's a home in Des Moines, on the near west side, where 39th Street makes a T intersection with Forest Avenue, the street the home is on.  The home's front door is right in line with 39th as you head north.  I understand they have had multiple cars end up in their yard, taking out trees and sometimes hitting the house.  You can find it on Google maps.

Must suck living there.


There's a bar in a small town outside of Ottawa that's notorious for people plowing head on into the side of it to commit suicide (long straight road leading up to it)... imagine having that stigma on your place.

02 Feb 2013 11:20 AM
bill4935     

BumpInTheNight: Aulus: There's a home in Des Moines, on the near west side, where 39th Street makes a T intersection with Forest Avenue, the street the home is on.  The home's front door is right in line with 39th as you head north.  I understand they have had multiple cars end up in their yard, taking out trees and sometimes hitting the house.  You can find it on Google maps.

Must suck living there.

There's a bar in a small town outside of Ottawa that's notorious for people plowing head on into the side of it to commit suicide (long straight road leading up to it)... imagine having that stigma on your place.


Sounds like people are... dying to get in.
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02 Feb 2013 11:28 AM
italie     

BumpInTheNight: Aulus: There's a home in Des Moines, on the near west side, where 39th Street makes a T intersection with Forest Avenue, the street the home is on.  The home's front door is right in line with 39th as you head north.  I understand they have had multiple cars end up in their yard, taking out trees and sometimes hitting the house.  You can find it on Google maps.

Must suck living there.

There's a bar in a small town outside of Ottawa that's notorious for people plowing head on into the side of it to commit suicide (long straight road leading up to it)... imagine having that stigma on your place.


We have a grocery store in town that has had this happen at least 7 times in the last 25 years. Uphill drive over parking blocks to do it, yet somehow they still seem to manage it. They even built a giant brick entryway as a safety net, but it didn't stop the last person either

02 Feb 2013 11:35 AM
Aulus    [TotalFark]  
There used to be a Firestone store in downtown Des Moines that was on an intersection. Cars used to routinely crash and end up on their lot, but only hit the building once. That one time was when guy had a heart attack and hit the corner of the showroom, crashing through the plate glass windows and making a real mess.

His insurance company, Employers Mutual refused to pay, stating he had no history of heart problems, so it was "an act of God" and not covered. They stuck by their guns and Firestone ate the cost ot repairs, figuring it would cost about as much to litigate.

02 Feb 2013 11:35 AM
Marlys     

jtown: Generation_D: You could put up signs and stops at every intersection, and some of these Northwest born or recent arrival drivers would still find a way to screw it up. Four way stop go, no you go, no you go guy.

Man, I hate those.  I'm half a block away when they come to a stop and they sit there until I arrive then wave me through.  For fark's sake, if you'd gone when it was your turn we'd both be on our way faster!  The trials and tribulations of living around overly polite people.


Absolutely nothing makes me rage like the four way stop wave through. I've been known to throw out a c- word with the kids in the car when I get a patronizing wave through.

12th and Granville is a big, busy intersection, and Vancouver is chock full of people in $60,000-$100,000+ suv's who cannot drive.

02 Feb 2013 11:37 AM
lelio     
I like the comments about putting up a red light camera to solve the problem as after a couple of tickets people will stop speeding.

Yeah it is like all the speeders get together and talk about their tickets.  As another commenter said, you'll get green lights on Granville on all the other cross streets except this one so people speed to get through it.  Even a Canadian public official could figure out that one.

02 Feb 2013 11:48 AM
grimlock1972     
10 times? serious the city should have done something long ago to stop it obviously it is a traffic control issue.

02 Feb 2013 11:57 AM
KStDrew     
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02 Feb 2013 12:15 PM
Fano    [TotalFark]  
You're not here for the driving, are you?

02 Feb 2013 12:25 PM
Mikeyworld     

SnarfVader: Generation_D: You could put up signs and stops at every intersection, and some of these Northwest born or recent arrival drivers would still find a way to screw it up. Four way stop go, no you go, no you go guy.

That drives me nuts, especially since I have to go through two very busy 4 way stops on my way to work in the non-Canadian Vancouver. I'm beginning to be a believer in roundabouts.


In our town, we have a 4-way stop at the crossing of two divided arterials, with a LARGE planting in the middle so's ya can't see across it. It's the beach access road, so all the tourists come there to wait for the other guy. I was real relieved when they replaced the other 4-way in town with a roundabout.

/All the hand-wringing was for naught, as it works just fine...mostly
//Slow traffic  Keep right

02 Feb 2013 12:38 PM
WhoIsNotInMyKitchen     
I drive by that store every day to/from work.  Its one of those places that offers only the most exclusive and expensive stuff to people with more money than brains.

This is probably the only way they can be forced to keep in touch with the commoners.

02 Feb 2013 12:48 PM
Happy Hours     

BumpInTheNight: There's a bar in a small town outside of Ottawa that's notorious for people plowing head on into the side of it to commit suicide (long straight road leading up to it)... imagine having that stigma on your place.


That sounds like a really stupid way to commit suicide especially with the safety features of modern cars.

What's the success rate?

And what's the just ended up crippled for life rate?

02 Feb 2013 12:57 PM
MrSius     
Marlys: 12th and Granville is a big, busy intersection, and Vancouver is chock full of people in $60,000-$100,000+ suv's who cannot drive.

This. So, so much.

02 Feb 2013 01:08 PM
FloydA    [TotalFark]  
Ten times?  They should impound that car and take the guy's license.

02 Feb 2013 02:28 PM
cedarpark     

LordOfThePings: She needs someone on staff who can interpret traffic signals for passing drivers. Someone who speaks Bacci.


It's like a second language to me!

02 Feb 2013 05:45 PM
LordOfThePings     

cedarpark: It's like a second language to me!


Yeah, alright. Shut up.

02 Feb 2013 05:47 PM
Perducci     

BumpInTheNight: Honestly with Vancover's population breakdown I'm kind of surprised there aren't more stories like this.

/yes, I just took a side swipe at *ese drivers
//and I didn't even signal before hand.


This is a major route between Richmond and downtown, so... yup.

03 Feb 2013 03:37 PM
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