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    Quote Originally Posted by sundance View Post
    Trees will grow though, what bugs me is they are spending money on concrete trackbed, when ballast and ties would work fine. The money they spent on the trackbed could have been used for more bridges or tunnels.
    How would you use that in a 'barrier' free design?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sundance View Post
    Trees will grow though, what bugs me is they are spending money on concrete trackbed, when ballast and ties would work fine. The money they spent on the trackbed could have been used for more bridges or tunnels.

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    If you look at the north east LRT you have a bike path right beside the rails, no fence. All you need is a higher curb, or low median to keep cars from slipping into the rails in the winter. We don't need to overbuild like they already did on the south portion with high medians, the post and chains on a concrete railbed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sundance View Post
    If you look at the north east LRT you have a bike path right beside the rails, no fence. All you need is a higher curb, or low median to keep cars from slipping into the rails in the winter. We don't need to overbuild like they already did on the south portion with high medians, the post and chains on a concrete railbed.

    https://www.google.com/maps/@53.5505...7i13312!8i6656
    There is almost no concrete rail bed on the LRT.
    How would the NELRT leg support the integrated urban style of the SELRT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sundance View Post
    If you look at the north east LRT you have a bike path right beside the rails, no fence. All you need is a higher curb, or low median to keep cars from slipping into the rails in the winter. We don't need to overbuild like they already did on the south portion with high medians, the post and chains on a concrete railbed.

    https://www.google.com/maps/@53.5505...7i13312!8i6656

    You know I was just thinking the other day how the NE leg has a completely different set of safety controls....

    https://goo.gl/maps/PYHAiBatdc62

    This is the pedestrian path to cross the tracks. Basically relies on common sense (unfortunately if you have tunnel vision, and your ears plugged in with bass earphones, you'd run the risk of getting hit by a train).

    The new lines have weird zig zags in the paths, crossing arms for pedestrians, and multiple gates. Overkill imo.

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    Common sense doesn't seem to be common anymore though

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    Looks like the north cofferdam is done (no more concrete block): http://edmontonjournal.com/news/loca...s-construction
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