29 to Get More Car-Friendly (soon) & West Main to get More Bike-Friendly

The stories of two Charlottesville/Albemarle arteries: 29: However, he unveiled a timetable that lists major milestones that must be met to ensure all the projects are completed by October 2017. “About a year from now, we're going to have a set of plans for construction for Rio,” Shucet said. Plans to manage traffic and relocate utilities will be developed in the spring, Shucet said. The road and bridge designs will be reviewed by Read More

What is the value of a Greenway?

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What is the value of a green way to a buyer in today's market? Had an interesting conversation this morning in the Crozet Mudhouse with someone who was noting that the attitude shift toward greenways has shifted significantly in the past 10 years or so. It used to be that real estate agents and developers and even buyers placed little to no value in having access to a means of passage that was not centered around an automobile. Today, that attitude has Read More

The 29 Saga Continues

Decades and decades of planning and fighting about what to do about Route 29 and I'd argue that our region is worse off because nothing substantive has been done other than widening 29 and adding stop lights. Anyone stepping into the morass that is the evolution of the 29 Corridor would be hard-pressed to make sense of what the County is trying to accomplish. Sean Tubbs at Read More