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  1. Charlotte Area Transit System Long Term Transit Plan

    ^So no rail to River District then. Yet CM Mayfield also regularly claims River District will be less car-reliant than Ballantyne.
  2. Atherton Mill Redevelopment

    ^no signal planned at Caldwell
  3. Future Skyline Rendering

    Look closely at the rendering between DEC and LUT to see DEC2 rising between Gantt and St Peter's.
  4. Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    It's by design. From I-5 on the west coast to I-95 on the east coast, and from I-10 on the south border to I-90 on the north border.
  5. Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    Yes, all odd numbers run north-south, but those ending in 5 are intended to be longer, cross-country routes. 75 and 95 achieve this, while 85 falls short. Likewise, all even numbers run east-west, but those ending in 0 were intended to be cross-country interstates. 10, 40, 70, 80, and 90 achieve this.
  6. Charlotte Bike Sharing

    Instead of blocking sidewalks, I wish these dockless bikes would replace on-street parking.
  7. Also admire Nichols for keeping the old house on the corner of Central and Hawthorne. Micro infill feels more urban.
  8. Perception of Charlotte Nationwide

    The crown is classy and timeless. The color pattern looks too trendy, but at least that can be changed easily with time.
  9. Eastland Mall Redevelopment

    ^You and I know this site isn't suited for high-end apartments or luxury apartments, but the older residents of East Charlotte still don't accept that reality. Hopefully, that old guard is smaller and weaker now. If so, Eastland can finally redevelop with a market-driven plan, instead of an upteenth study.
  10. Future Skyline Rendering

    401 S Graham will be a nice addition at this angle.
  11. Misc. Uptown Projects/News

    My point was if streetcar did something special for Charlotte's parade street, why couldn't CDOT design a nicer, more permanent (and less humpy) crosswalk. Putting up a standard road hump also cheapens what is historically Charlotte's signature street. For this reason, Tryon has granite curbs, raised planters, special benches, kiosks, and shelters. The crosswalk should be cobblestones or some other more permanent material. Otherwise, it looks like the cheapest fix was dropped in a very prominent location.
  12. Charlotte Area Transit System Long Term Transit Plan

    And the bad management continues. Their big idea to address ongoing ridership loss is to cut service and increase fares. Talk about a terrible way to build community support for increased funding.
  13. Charlotte Center City Streetcar Network

    Voters already complain that streetcar is a boondoggle, so I'm pretty sure more costly construction wouldn't be well-received. Asphalt may be a cheaper way to add cobblestones, but overall public perception of a largely controversial project matters. And in America (compared to Europe), cost (even its perception) typically trumps aesthetics.
  14. Charlotte Bike Sharing

    ^Has anyone yet tried lifting a Lime, Spin, or Bcycle bike on/off a CATS bus bike rack?