try some perspective.. Timmies makes bazzillions @ $ 1.25 per person on average.. with that kind of mindless support… do you really think blocking traffic is really even a contentious concern?… really.. blood needs to be red before its real..
Ask the city, they are the ones that allowed them to go there. They are also stopping more from going in until there are traffic studies done. The field at the top of Beacon Hill behind the gas station would be good. Lots of space to pull in. Maybe a new one in Eagle Ridge would be nice. How about one by the new industrial park north of town. Doesn’t matter where you put it, they will come for the coffee.
hmm.. but when the mindless cows get wind that there are two lanes.. there will be twice as many figuring that it will be faster service… even more cows will head in that direction.. what they should do is put in an over pass starting from the Casman center… elevate the outlet to the top of the over pass.. put in a toll booth at the beginning instead of relying on cashiers.. drive thru customers can stack up as much as they want as long as they are out of the way..
[quote:d7d57ef63a="Trixxstrr"]It looks to me like the Thickwood one is changing theirs into a 2 lane drive through that will merge together after you order, but I’m not sure exactly what they are doing.[/quote:d7d57ef63a]
Really? Because it looks exactly the same.
Unless this is the usualy Trixxstrr speculation, which it probably is.
Haha, I’m not sure what else you think I’ve speculated on. But if you go through the drive thru, you’ll see before the menu, they’ve put a median in that they’ve run cables out to, and there are new cables on the inside part too, and then it looks like it merges back together after that. Have you seen that? It doesn’t look “exactly the same”.
So along the side where the parking was, I think they’ll have the lanes, and then 2 ordering parts, then merge together after that.
[quote:9917719382="Really?"]Why can’t they take responsibility for the cluster-f*ck they create??
The Tim Hortons in Cold Lake has a sign that reads :
THE DRIVE-THRU LINE BEGINS AT THE BACK.
PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK THE ROADWAY
Clearly…nobody here cares. Not the city (who put up some sort of sign and covered it with garbage bags) and definately not the greedy bastards at Tim Horton’s.[/quote:9917719382]
Not sure how the poor folks that own the houses on the back side of the Thickwood Timmies would like having their street turned into the new drive thru lineup.
I’m not sure what the city can do, is it much different than a vehicle holding up traffic trying to make a left turn. Not to long ago trying to make a left off 63 onto McKenzie Blvd in the morning was a challenge and traffic on many mornings was blocking a lane on the highway.
I have little faith in the new system they are going to try, however, I think we should give them a chance, at least they have acknowledged the concerns and are trying something.
Drivers will be seeing double double when they hit the Tim Horton’s drive-thru in Thickwood Wednesday.
In an attempt to address traffic spilling over onto the streets and safety concerns caused by long line-ups, Fort McMurray will become one of Canada’s first communities to incorporate a double-order drive-thru.
The re-design and construction is being paid for by the company, which will also undergo a store renovation in January.
A double-double drive-thru is also being considered for the Tim Horton’s downtown.
Earlier this year the Municipality put up signs warning driver’s they could not turn into the drive-thrus from either Hardin Street or Thickwood Boulevard, those were quickly covered up while a strategy was created to curb congestion.