Infinity | ?m | 4s | SNR Group

Surrealplaces

Administrator
Staff member
Member Bio
Joined
Sep 24, 2015
Messages
8,189
Reaction score
23,142
Location
Calgary
IMG_5014.JPG
IMG_5015.JPG
IMG_5016.JPG
 

Attachments

  • IMG_5014.JPG
    IMG_5014.JPG
    309.2 KB · Views: 157
  • IMG_5015.JPG
    IMG_5015.JPG
    280.6 KB · Views: 153
  • IMG_5016.JPG
    IMG_5016.JPG
    372.2 KB · Views: 152

UrbanWarrior

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Mar 28, 2016
Messages
3,660
Reaction score
9,095
Location
Mission
May 7, 2018


fullsizeoutput_b5a.jpeg
 

Attachments

  • fullsizeoutput_b5a.jpeg
    fullsizeoutput_b5a.jpeg
    644.8 KB · Views: 157

MichaelS

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Jul 5, 2016
Messages
1,197
Reaction score
4,103
Does the City's mainstreets upgrade in Marda Loop include 34th Ave? If so, would it bury the telephone poles? Or, is it just for 33rd Ave? Unfortunately it is just too high of a cost to put on one developer.
 

Surrealplaces

Administrator
Staff member
Member Bio
Joined
Sep 24, 2015
Messages
8,189
Reaction score
23,142
Location
Calgary
What's frustrating about 34th ave telephone poles, is that there are also telephones in the alleyway right behind the building.
 

Silence&Motion

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Aug 7, 2008
Messages
1,768
Reaction score
1,739
Location
Marda Loop
Does the City's mainstreets upgrade in Marda Loop include 34th Ave? If so, would it bury the telephone poles? Or, is it just for 33rd Ave? Unfortunately it is just too high of a cost to put on one developer.

It includes 34 (see below). I don't recall any specific mention of the telephone polls, but I can't see how they'd do any major redevelopment without burying the lines. It's all a matter of how long this new plan sits on the books before the city is able to commit money to it.

 
Last edited:

Cowtown

Active Member
Member Bio
Joined
Oct 30, 2015
Messages
988
Reaction score
1,454
In our discussion in the urban development thread we had talked about what the city could do with money they got from greenfield levies. Maybe projects like burying telephone poles (and other Mainstreets initiatives) could be one area where the money goes to?
 

haltcatchfire

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Mar 16, 2017
Messages
1,225
Reaction score
2,950
Location
Hillhurst
By the time there’s a commitment to bury those lines technology will probably make them obsolete. Of course the city will still spend all the time and money to do it anyway.
 

Silence&Motion

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Aug 7, 2008
Messages
1,768
Reaction score
1,739
Location
Marda Loop
Does anyone know if 33/34 are due for other utility upgrades? That would probably dictate the likelihood of the lines getting buried. If you add utility upgrades to other main street initiatives like widening the sidewalks, installing curb extensions at every crosswalk, and upgrading the lighting, then it seems like burying the lines would be a relatively small task.

Anyway, I've never been overly concerned with overhead power lines. They may make a street look cluttered, but they don't impact its vibrancy. In fact, there's actually something quaint about looking up and seeing a spiderweb of wires overhead.
 

Surrealplaces

Administrator
Staff member
Member Bio
Joined
Sep 24, 2015
Messages
8,189
Reaction score
23,142
Location
Calgary
Does anyone know if 33/34 are due for other utility upgrades? That would probably dictate the likelihood of the lines getting buried. If you add utility upgrades to other main street initiatives like widening the sidewalks, installing curb extensions at every crosswalk, and upgrading the lighting, then it seems like burying the lines would be a relatively small task.

Anyway, I've never been overly concerned with overhead power lines. They may make a street look cluttered, but they don't impact its vibrancy. In fact, there's actually something quaint about looking up and seeing a spiderweb of wires overhead.
I don't mind overhead lines done the way the do in Europe with the lines going from building to building, but there's just something about the way the lines are done here that drives me nuts. In the end it's not a deal breaker or anything, but would be nice if the city could bury them around busy places like Marda Loop, etc..
 

Top