Not to be flippant, but if talking about extending the Western Bypass already isn’t an clue that the current project is flawed, I don’t know what is. Much of this discussion sounds like a game – “If we had infinite funds, what would we build”? With less-than-creative answers.
For some real creativity unbiased by politics, I wonder what 12 year olds would answer.
Update – Charlottesville Tomorrow has more information on some of the long-term hopes for transportation improvements. Not to pick on one sentence, but this seems short-sighted â€¦ why not build bike lanes from the start?
â€œIt will look similar to some of our newer secondary roads here in Albemarle County,â€ said Stephen Williams said. â€œIt would have 12-foot lanes and it would have some shoulder that could also be used as a bike lane.â€
While we’re dreaming: monorail.