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skip0358 02-17-2011 11:55 AM

CAUTION New Gates Have Started
 
Just a warning that some of the entrance gates have been changed already.Noticed this AM Bonita & Canal gate is now longer and you MUST use the swipe pass to get thru. Golf cart won't squeeze by.

Mudder 02-17-2011 02:04 PM

Thanks for heads up , heading that way later!:mademyday:

Shimpy 02-17-2011 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skip0358 (Post 331509)
Just a warning that some of the entrance gates have been changed already.Noticed this AM Bonita & Canal gate is now longer and you MUST use the swipe pass to get thru. Golf cart won't squeeze by.

I don't understand the point of the new gates since anybody can get in whether resident or not.

redwitch 02-17-2011 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Shimpy (Post 331579)
I don't understand the point of the new gates since anybody can get in whether resident or not.

This way, you can't squeeze through in case a train comes.

SALYBOW 02-17-2011 05:21 PM

Darn Trains
 
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Originally Posted by redwitch (Post 331580)
This way, you can't squeeze through in case a train comes.

And you cannot be too careful with respect to trains going down Canal. :icon_bored:

Chopper 02-17-2011 05:26 PM

If I remember correctly, wasn't this required to conform to some crazy federal regulations regarding highway signs, etc.?

katezbox 02-17-2011 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Chopper (Post 331591)
If I remember correctly, wasn't this required to conform to some crazy federal regulations regarding highway signs, etc.?

not sure if federal or state reg...

golf2140 02-17-2011 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skip0358 (Post 331509)
Just a warning that some of the entrance gates have been changed already.Noticed this AM Bonita & Canal gate is now longer and you MUST use the swipe pass to get thru. Golf cart won't squeeze by.


I almost bought that gate this afternoon. It was really close. :pepper2:

Ohiogirl 02-17-2011 07:14 PM

we went South on Canal and it was there - people in carts stopping to hit the button. Then on our way back (from Colony Plaza) there was a worker there and the gate was up, and it looked to me like it had been changed back to the shorter one (but not sure).

If they do this, wonder if they are going to offer more free gate cards for those who have more than 1 car and 1 golf cart.

Pturner 02-17-2011 07:43 PM

I wish we could just scan the barcode on our new Villages ID and not have to have the separate card for the gates.

Ohiogirl 02-17-2011 08:49 PM

Pturner, hope they thought of that, but I don't think so. Great idea, though. We were trying to figure out where we would keep the gatecards in the golf carts (and be able to reach them easily). This could be a real pain.

BlueHeronFan 02-17-2011 09:02 PM

I like how some of the gates have a go around that doesn't even use the gate. Makes no sense to now have to use a pass on some, and others you can go around the gate to the trail.

Something tells me it is a gov't thing.

wdwduo 02-17-2011 09:25 PM

Update
 
As of approx 5PM Thrusday, the northbound gate on Canal @ Bonita has been shortened and you can proceed through without using a card.
LED

RichieLion 02-17-2011 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Pturner (Post 331621)
I wish we could just scan the barcode on our new Villages ID and not have to have the separate card for the gates.

That's sounds like a great idea; except you see how many people at the golf courses and rec centers have trouble scanning these new cards. Imagine that at the gates.

LI SNOWBIRD 02-18-2011 09:18 AM

Wahoo
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pturner (Post 331621)
I wish we could just scan the barcode on our new Villages ID and not have to have the separate card for the gates.

Yay! someone else had this idea and submitted it!
:mademyday:


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