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Seems fairly obvious with my experience walking over the old bridge that a desire path is going to form here. I don't know why landscape designers so often dont consider how people will actually use a space. Even just putting some stairs to connect the two switchbacks would be a huge improvement.

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^most likely done as part of accessibility; parents with strollers, bicycles, others with mobility issues. But you're right, the majority of able-bodied folk will shortcut and they should have planned for that from the get-go.
Yeah I understand why that would be the main path, but I think there should also be a quicker connection up.
 

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Does anyone know if this incompleted station is going to be incorporated into the Valley LRT?

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No; my friend who works at the city says the two stations on either side are too close to justify bringing this one online, plus that tight squeeze would be hard to accommodate given the size of the "blocks" that each train occupies (with the fixed block control system). Plus that'd have to be part of the Capital/Metro lines, which use that tunnel. The Valley Line is above ground and has a different train style (low floor instead of high floor).
 

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This afternoon I caught a few quick snaps of 2 LRVs testing in tandem heading north on both tracks on 75th st.. 2nd & 3rd shots are passing the BMW dealership.
Pics 4 & 5 are heading north down the Argyll guideway. And the last pic (later today on my return home) is heading southbound over the guideway, so very exciting I know 🥴
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