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07-21-2011, 01:17 PM
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Sens announce new 417 on-ramp and new park-and-ride lot!

Via Sens website: http://senators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=569819

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07-21-2011, 01:32 PM
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I don't get the Park and Ride at all. Where are you riding to? Aren't you already there once you park?

Am I not thinking straight here? I'm confused.

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This is amazing news. I hate waiting around on a bus for half an hour after a game before it even hits the highway. Particularly after a Leafs or Habs game when there is a higher likelihood of being puked on, assaulted or having someone elbow my wife in the face.

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Must be an election coming up with Chiarelli and Watson front and center in that picture.

Park and Ride, you park your car there and then get a bus downtown. It will make it easier for buses to get on the 417.

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If it starts getting built soon, great, but with the Ontario Liberals most likely getting the boot in the fall election, we'll see if the Conservatives continue to honour Liberal initiatives.

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Must be an election coming up with Chiarelli and Watson front and center in that picture.

Park and Ride, you park your car there and then get a bus downtown. It will make it easier for buses to get on the 417.
Why are you driving to Scotiabank Place, leaving your car there, and going home on a bus?

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I don't get the Park and Ride at all. Where are you riding to? Aren't you already there once you park?

Am I not thinking straight here? I'm confused.
The park and ride is meant to be more for people who are going downtown etc.

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I like the Dalton McGuinty plug at the end. A bit of shameless electioneering!

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I don't get the Park and Ride at all. Where are you riding to? Aren't you already there once you park?

Am I not thinking straight here? I'm confused.
It means park your car downtown (or wherever) than take the bus to the game. Once the game is over, take the bus back to where you parked your car.

Since the busses will have an easier time getting to the highway, it'll encourage more people to take the bus.

EDIT: Oh wait... I see the diagram now. I don't get it either.

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Why are you driving to Scotiabank Place, leaving your car there, and going home on a bus?
I think it's for people who live in Kanata/Stittsville in the morning going into work too...or am I wrong on that?

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It means park your car downtown (or wherever) than take the bus to the game. Once the game is over, take the bus back to where you parked your car.

Since the busses will have an easier time getting to the highway, it'll encourage more people to take the bus.
No because in this picture the Park and Ride is in the ScotiabankPlace parking lot, so that doesn't make sense.

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I think it's for people who live in Kanata/Stittsville in the morning going into work too...or am I wrong on that?
I dunno, we already have 2 of those in Kanata.

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No because in this picture the Park and Ride is in the ScotiabankPlace parking lot, so that doesn't make sense.
Yeah, sorry, you are right.

It must mean that people can park there in the morning, take the bus to work, take the bus to the game, then drive home when it's done... or something.

The thing will probably get a bit of use even on non-game-days.

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No because in this picture the Park and Ride is in the ScotiabankPlace parking lot, so that doesn't make sense.



I dunno, we already have 2 of those in Kanata.
Yes but there packed there is a demand for atleast another one maybe more.

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Either way, great to have the new ramp.

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Yes but there packed there is a demand for atleast another one maybe more.
That's the intended purpose. The other 2 lots are full, so this is going to allow west-end transit users to park in the SBP lot and take peak period transit (ie express buses) to get downtown for work.

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How did this take 15 years to figure out?

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How did this take 15 years to figure out?
Because it was built in ottawa

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It wont be ready for 2 years, and it will only be a 100 car Park and Ride

http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/07/21/...ace-to-shorten

I bet nothing will be started before the election, yet Chiarelli will be out promoting it. This should have been done way back when the stadium was built, yet the provincial government would'nt pay for a ramp and made the Sens pay for a ramp off the queensway

Much needed but a election play.

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Did they say anything about a new scoreboard? If the Senators are pitching in tens of thousands for this surely they can get us some hot HD viewing by then?

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mc crapinty is still not getting my vote.

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How did this take 15 years to figure out?

It didn't. A direct exit ramp was part of the original plan, but Rae's NDP government gassed it. Part of their campaign to make it as hard as possible for the rink to get built.

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****ing morons....

this means were never going to get a downtown arena

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****ing morons....

this means were never going to get a downtown arena
lol if only you knew the process's involved in actually doing that.

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Sounds like great news. Firestone talked about this being in his original plans, but because the 2nd exit would be too close to the first one, it was nixed.

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Our original plan included a connection to Highway 7 by extending Huntmar south to intersect with Hazeldean Road (which the NDP also opposed) and a slave on-ramp to Highway 417 from what is now Parking Lot 9. The Huntmar extension was finally completed by Mattamy and opened in 2008 but the on-ramp from Lot 9 does not yet exist. I didn’t realize the on-ramp was left out until one event day, I parked in Lot 9. It took me 45 minutes to get out of there—I couldn’t believe it. When I got home, I looked up the plans and realized the slave ramp had been left out. It turns out MTO wouldn’t allow us to build it—the distances between the Palladium Interchange and Terry Fox Drive were too close to permit it, in their view. Ridiculous. The ramp would only be open for 45 minutes after major events when traffic speeds are reduced from 100 kph to 45 kph and, obviously, safe distances are likewise reduced. So there is hope yet for Lot 9 parkers that this can be rectified as SBP undergoes further development.
Interesting article where he talks about Why the Sc'ank is where it is

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And although we Sens fans love to bandy about that infamous bit of victimization where the Sens owners had to pay for the overpass, they may have carried the debt awhile, but in the end, that cost was taken back and is now being paid off by land development fees from all the businesses in the area.

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The park and ride is likely unrelated to Sens games, but as said, allows another park and ride for getting downtown and back at other times than Sens games. The advantage of the park and ride is likely that it involves cooperation with OC transpo who will get preferred access and so can can fund some of it out of the bus budgets and tap into transitway improvement funds.

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the park and ride will be handy on canada day, park at scotia and take the bus to the parliament

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