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Old May 16th, 2013, 12:45 AM   #161
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We're in France, why would the 'stop' sign be in English? Shouldn't it say 'arręt' or something?
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Old May 16th, 2013, 02:45 AM   #162
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'Stop' was what was concluded at the international convention that concluded about a couple semi-centuries ago.
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Old May 16th, 2013, 12:17 PM   #163
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The 'Stop' sign is extended worldwide, however I've seen 'Arręt' signs in Québec and 'Pare' signs in some Latin-american countries.
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Old May 30th, 2013, 11:35 PM   #164
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Installation of LED screens at stations :
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Old May 31st, 2013, 12:19 AM   #165
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When they first full test ride will begin? I means the "marche ā blanc" (I don't know the english word).
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Old June 1st, 2013, 11:29 AM   #166
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They are trashing an otherwise interesting light rail project with this sluggish ultra slow speed zone where pedestrians walk unrestrained along/over/on the tracks

They should maintain the partial segregation design anywhere, with low fences or even vegetation. Pedestrians could then cross at corners or one designated pedestrians crossed (with traffic ligthts) in the middle of the bloc.
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Old June 1st, 2013, 11:05 PM   #167
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I can't imagine that working right in the centre of the city like that. Hindering pedestrian movement across the street on such a street would make pedestrian flow for the shops on either side more difficult - IE the shops in the middle of the crossings would likely suffer from more limited pedestrian movements due to concentration at corners.

The best alternative is to tunnel through such an area as they did with Stadtbahn systems in Germany. However, this alternative isn't so bad as long as it is on only a short stretch.
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The street looks wide enough to accommodate double-fencing and still have a generous sidewalk.

The place had traffic lanes before, right? So it doesn't need wider sidewalks than before they removed traffic lanes for the rail tracks.
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Old June 5th, 2013, 10:46 PM   #169
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@Minato ku : les marches ā blanc sont prévues pour le mois d'août, pour l'instant ce sont les formations conducteurs.

The cohabitation tram/​​pedestrian is successful, people walking on the platform without really careful as there was virtually no trams. But with the start of testing the behavior change: thankfully !

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When they first full test ride will begin? I means the "marche ā blanc" (I don't know the english word).
Looking around examples of that phrase in French text, I think you just mean 'testing phase'. If you want a phrase that specifically means the entire line being in testing, as opposed to just part of it, there isn't one to say that.

The platform design here is a little weird, with the sharp edges, no ramp up to them or curve into them. If a tram derailed it would slam straight into it.
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Old June 6th, 2013, 10:03 AM   #171
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"Marche ā blanc" translates literally as "walking white", so I suspect it's a euphemism rather than a technical term but it's not too far from English oddly enough. It obviously does mean "testing phase" and I suppose it derives from operating (walking) without commitment (as in a "blank sheet", ie no timetable)

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"Marche ā blanc" translates literally as "walking white", so I suspect it's a euphemism rather than a technical term but it's not too far from English oddly enough. It obviously does mean "testing phase" and I suppose it derives from operating (walking) without commitment (as in a "blank sheet", ie no timetable)

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"Marche ā blanc" more or less means "Empty run".
"A blanc" is often used to mean "without payload".
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Old June 15th, 2013, 09:09 PM   #173
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Inauguration of the "15km ˛ emotions" exhibition today at Tours City :
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Inauguration of Wilson promenade and reopening of the eponymous bridge :
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Old July 22nd, 2013, 06:48 PM   #175
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A ride along the line, one month before the inauguration :
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Old July 25th, 2013, 11:37 AM   #176
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I like the tramway map and tramway station infill project too.
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Old July 31st, 2013, 10:43 AM   #177
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Inauguration : D-31 !
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 12:15 PM   #178
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Repair of expansion joints in Joue-les-Tours :
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 02:27 AM   #179
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la finition est magnifique
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 03:14 AM   #180
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Today some visitors from Tours told me something about the tramway opening yesterday.

Is that true?
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