"WE ALTERNATE" Top 5 Page for this destination Halifax by pieter_jan_v
Halifax Travel Guide: 996 reviews and 1,932 photos
Halifax, Nova Scotia is a nice town, both for students, navy employees and tourists.
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2012 Update: I face a major challenge. Many of my restaurant and shopping tips became invalid, due to close of businesses, moves and construction. See it possitive, there still is life in this city. The skyline is changing for sure. Opposite Dartmouth started with highrisers at the waterfront too and in Halifax new ones are added. The downside is that a few blocks up the hill you cannot see the harbour in its full glory, some blocks are just demolished and the city lost some characteristic landmark buildings. Call it progress. The same is going on at the Spring Garden area. And be aware that Halifax parking and driving changed. Parking meters are introduced to more areas and some one way streets have their direction reversed.
The traffic in Halifax is so different from elsewhere in Canada. People just alternate, regardless of blinking traffic lights or STOP signs. Drivers stay in lane forever at Quinpool Road, waiting for leftturners to go. The Armdale Rotary is the creasiest roundabout in the world. The traffic lights were fully ignored by everybody and the traffic flowed perfectly by the local "we alternate" rule; maybe that's the reason the lights are gone now. And please stop for each pedestrian; it's an unwritten law!
2008 Update: It seems that some out-of-town traffic influence is taken over. The traffic load is higher, the impatience grows and a number of pedestrian crossings are equipped with lights, blocking the flow of traffic even more. Stay in your line is no golden rule anymore and due the lack of a green light mechanism, shortcuts become even more popular. I admire the cyclist that are still on the road. BTW, potholes became widespread; and I mean BIG holes!
Luckely, there are some alternaters left on the road.
2012: Even the Downtown Welcome sign is new!
- Pros:Perfect blue skies and friendly people
- Cons:Somewhat cold in winter (and wet in Spring )
- In a nutshell:Great small town with Halligoonians
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