Most view the community’s primary transportation artery as a necessary evil. While U.S. 29 is frequently the most efficient route through the area, few relish their treks along the busy road.
â€œThere’s not much community pride in [U.S. 29],â€ Mike McGown, incoming chairman of the North Charlottesville Business Council, said at the council’s spring luncheon. â€œIt’s something we put up with.â€
More discussion … more talk … still no action.
When questioned on how the â€œroad dietsâ€ and â€œvillagesâ€ would work on a major thoroughfare that moves much commuter traffic through the Lynchburg to Washington corridor, Burden suggested the â€œpassing throughâ€ traffic be given other road options.
â€œMeaning we should build the bypass!â€ one attendee injected, presumably referring to the long-debated U.S. 29 western bypass.