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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    You gotta think that the tower crane operator at some point this time of year takes a few minutes each day to drink in the beauty of his surroundings. Great photo.
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    Charlotte area population statistics

    CLT - 49.94 people /day Durham - 15.42 /day Raleigh - 23.82 /day
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    Charlotte trying to be more bike friendly

    The Recyclery would be my first choice as well, but you have to visit often as they price their bikes to sell. You can put in either a request with the mechanics for a stlye of bike that fits, or put you name on a bike that they have in triage. Outside of a used, reconditioned bike at the Recyclery, for new bikes there's Uptown Cycles on Morehead & Queen City Bicycle on Park Ave. , both of which are outside of the loop ( but just barely).
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    The RailYard SouthEnd

    Are these workmen putting up, or taking down the overhead lines ?
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    History of Charlotte

    ...and don't forget the creaking wooden floors in the Tryon facing portion of Belks as well as the clackity clack of what must have been one of the first escalators in downtown.
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    Pedestrian Shaming in Charlotte

    § 20-174. Crossing at other than crosswalks; walking along highway. (a) Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway. (b) Any pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway. (c) Between adjacent intersections at which traffic-control signals are in operation pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in a marked crosswalk. (d) Where sidewalks are provided, it shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to walk along and upon an adjacent roadway. Where sidewalks are not provided, any pedestrian walking along and upon a highway shall, when practicable, walk only on the extreme left of the roadway or its shoulder facing traffic which may approach from the opposite direction. Such pedestrian shall yield the right-of-way to approaching traffic. (e) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian upon any roadway, and shall give warning by sounding the horn when necessary, and shall exercise proper precaution upon observing any child or any confused or incapacitated person upon a roadway. (1937, c. 407, s. 135; 1973, c. 1330, s. 33.)
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    Pedestrian Shaming in Charlotte

    My office window in the Park Abby building overlooks Park Road @ Abby Place. I cannot tell you how many times I've seen pedestrians forego walking 90 feet to a signalized crosswalk to cross five lanes of traffic to get to the bus stop across the street, some pushing a stroller over a raised concrete median.
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    Pedestrian Shaming in Charlotte

    From what I'm hearing, this was an elderly neighbor who was trying to cross Sharon at the sharp s-curve between Sharon Towers and Sulkirk. She got to the middle of the road and was stranded on the yellow line when she was hit by the driver.
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    Charlotte Off Topic

    a better, more direct link...
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    Carolina Place Mall

    Almost 30 years ago, Charlotte was in the hunt for a major relocation ... "Picking a site for the move "was the most difficult decision that I've been faced with in my life," said Edward A. Brennan, Sears chairman and chief executive, who was consistently vague on details about the move, the plans for the site and the number of employees the merchandising group eventually will have. The field of possible locations previously was narrowed to a handful that included Dallas-Ft. Worth, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and Chicago. Negotiations for the Hoffman Estates location were concluded Sunday."
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    Charlotte Photo of the Day

    Farmers yes, but also Civil Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Chemical Engineers, Textile Engineers, Architects, Computer Science nerds, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineers, Nuclear Engineers, Veterinarians, Teachers, and Business Graduates,. and as opposed to some at Chapel Hill, students that actually have to go to class. .
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    Charlotte Bike / Scooter Sharing

    From Steve Goodridge, Board Member - Bike/Walk NC... "Some electric scooter operators report feeling unsafe or unwelcome on certain roadways, electing to use sidewalks instead. Many bicyclists empathize. From a public policy perspective, however, we posit that if interactions between lower-speed and higher-speed traffic on an ordinary road are deemed unreasonably unsafe, unpleasant, or inconvenient, the prudent remedy is to change the roadway environment in ways that reduce conflicts and/or speeds, and not to push users of lower-speed vehicles onto the sidewalks."
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    Crescent Stonewall Station

    If it's kudzu, the whole damn building will be "shielded" in about four weeks.
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    Charlotte trying to be more bike friendly

    We completed the next to last CLT Bike Camp this afternoon. It was a hybrid camp of combining bikes and art. We rode to many instillations all over the city this week drinking in the known and the obscure. From an up close and personal tour of the Blumenthal, to a tour of Goodyear Arts in the Camp Northend Complex. Today was capped off by CDOT Planning describing what goes into designing a safe cycling experience at the new cycletrack on 10th Street. Parents, this is one hell of a camp. Do yourselves and your children a favor and check it out.
  15. That light's gonna be red for a while..