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Old November 3rd, 2007, 12:52 AM   #881
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Yes Canada does....just like the rest of the world...and just like the US should!!!!!
Do you have any idea what it would be like getting 300 million people to suddenly switch units?
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 12:55 AM   #882
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Yeah, it's not like it's Germany having miles in within the European sea of kilometers. I don't see too much problems the US having another system. There are more systems, i heard the Koreans also have another unit system.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 07:23 AM   #883
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Yes Canada does....just like the rest of the world...and just like the US should!!!!!
Crazy Canadians.............
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 11:49 AM   #884
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US Customary system sucks! Canadians switched and now live like the rest of the civilised world. The fact is that in the time of globalisation, the rest of the world will never adopt an archaic system, so it is the USA that will need to switch to metric if it wants to succeed in global trade.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 01:23 PM   #885
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I think asking that is the same as asking the Americans to adopt the Euro
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 08:06 PM   #886
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 08:14 PM   #887
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Dont we call them highways in Canada? Freeways is what they call them in the States.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 09:23 PM   #888
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As a Canadian(born and raised), the only thing I use the metric system for is kilometres and and anything with the suffix litres.

Anyone have a map of Red Hill?
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 09:39 PM   #889
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I'll try and find a map of the Red Hill Expressway.

The expressway, erm parkway (nobody here calls it parkway) will open on Monday but the MTO is behind schedule and therefore drivers won't be able to enter onto the Red Hill from Toronto bound traffic, which was the only thing that MTO was responsible for and they couldn’t even do it on schedule, it was only planned out for 50 YEARS jeez. Seems like MTO is always behind. It'll be like that for about a year.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 10:08 PM   #890
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Here’s a map! Its back when Hamilton just amalgamated that’s why you see the old logo “The New City of Hamilton”. Plus on this map you can see why it's named Red Hill Valley Parkway, it's built next to the Red Hill Creek.

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Old November 4th, 2007, 02:24 AM   #891
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I'll try and find a map of the Red Hill Expressway.

The expressway, erm parkway (nobody here calls it parkway) will open on Monday but the MTO is behind schedule and therefore drivers won't be able to enter onto the Red Hill from Toronto bound traffic, which was the only thing that MTO was responsible for and they couldn’t even do it on schedule, it was only planned out for 50 YEARS jeez. Seems like MTO is always behind. It'll be like that for about a year.
are they behind schedule or was that just how the burlington street interchange construction was staged?
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Old November 4th, 2007, 04:23 AM   #892
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Yes Canada does....just like the rest of the world...and just like the US should!!!!!
The US is gradually moving to Metric.

I rarely actually customary that much, only when I have to.

Almost every unit is measured in metric alongside the customary units these days. We do use it more than people think. Hell, if you talk about feet or yards or pounds in the science field, everyone will laugh at you!
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Old November 4th, 2007, 07:39 AM   #893
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MTO is a year behind schedule because they haven't finished the new Burlington Street and Woodward Avenue bridges. They still need to remove the old Burlington Street bridge. At the same time they'll be building a new pedestrian bridge to link the Red Hill trail to the waterfront trail.

Rendering of the bridge


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Old November 4th, 2007, 07:52 AM   #894
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The 427 can take on 401 type proportions as well...it's not very long, but it always struck me as feeling as "big" as the 401.










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Old November 4th, 2007, 08:35 AM   #895
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Well, you are correct, even though it's not exactly as wide, I think it is the only other 400-series highway with a collector-express system.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 07:50 PM   #896
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Red Hill Valley Parkway debuts
November 04, 2007

Thousands of runners marked the official opening of the Red Hill Valley Parkway this weekend.

After the Road to Hope race Saturday morning, about 150 people gathered at the Red Hill Bowl to mark the road’s competition after 50 years of debate.

“There were moments when we wondered if we would ever have this day,” said Chris Murray, who managed the parkway’s construction.

“It’s hard to believe it’s over.”

The controversial four-lane parkway, which cost $225 million to build, will open to vehicle traffic on Nov. 16.

Only three protesters were visible at yesterday’s event, which was well attended by local dignitaries and politicians. Among those in attendance were former mayors Jack MacDonald, Larry Di Ianni and Bob Morrow, local MPPs and MPs, former Lieutenant-Governor Lincoln Alexander, current and former city councillors and dozens of city staff.

The second half of the Road to Hope marathon takes place today.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 08:39 PM   #897
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Metric system is wack. You talk to me about kilograms and metres, and I will laugh at you!

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Here’s a map! Its back when Hamilton just amalgamated that’s why you see the old logo “The New City of Hamilton”. Plus on this map you can see why it's named Red Hill Valley Parkway, it's built next to the Red Hill Creek.

Thanks for that map. Honestly, it looks worse than Black Creek Dr. They built it on parkland?
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Old November 4th, 2007, 08:45 PM   #898
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Black Creek Dr.
that is one pointless road...


express route from the 401 to heart of Weston...
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Old November 4th, 2007, 09:09 PM   #899
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Metric system is wack. You talk to me about kilograms and metres, and I will laugh at you!
Not so much.

One kilometer = 1000 meters

One mile = 5,280 feet or 63,360 inches

now what makes sense?
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Thanks for that map. Honestly, it looks worse than Black Creek Dr. They built it on parkland?
Remember this expressway has been planned for nearly 50 years so yea guess it's on parkland as the city allowed no development on the land since the original plan.

The goal of the Red Hill Expressway is to take trucks off local roads, have more industrial parks near Mud St (Glanbrook Industrial Park), redevelop the inner city (Centre Mall redevelopment - retail development mostly), develop a new Red Hill trail, relocating existing landfill sites, to clean up the Harbour from realigning the creek and most importantly to improve the Red Hill Creek, the project is North America’s longest, continuous creek restoration project in an urban setting. A lot of drivers will be taking the Red Hill expressway as a short cut instead of going on the Skyway Bridge towards London/Windsor they can take Red Hill/Linc and on the 403, save time.

The entire cost of the expressway is about half a billion dollars, the most expensive expressway yet. About half of the cost went into improving the environment of the Red Hill Creek Valley.

You can read all about the history, details and environmental improvements made to the Red Hill Valley here:
http://www.hamiltonmarathon.ca/red%2...ect%5B1%5D.pdf
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