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Bikeguy last won the day on February 7 2014

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  1. Learning from Other Places

    Alberta Street is awesome. Tiny House Hotel, Community Cycling Center, and Salt & Straw are just a few of the gems on this bike/ped friendly street.
  2. Armchair Developer/Planner
  3. Atherton Mill Redevelopment

    Particularly with a-holes like this.. Prosecutors say Greg Wheeling, 32, was legally drunk and speeding when his high-powered Audi struck and killed pedestrian Kelli Putnam following a 2017 Panthers’ playoff game. A jury Tuesday convicted him of second-degree murder Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office When the playoff game ended and his group was about to leave the bar, Wheeling begrudgingly gave his keys to a designated driver, Ashley Campbell, for the ride to drop off friends at the I-485 light-rail station, Campbell testified. But as Campbell drove, Wheeling pushed down on her right knee to compress the car’s accelerator and make the car go faster, she said. “He said, ‘Kick it. Give it what you got. Feel what it can do,’ ” Campbell, a registered nurse and one of the six people in the Audi S4 that day, told the jury. “It made me super uncomfortable. I just said, ‘Stop.’ I think he was aggravated at me.” When the group pulled into the Shell station at East and South boulevards for a bathroom stop, Josh Siff, Campbell’s date that day, said Wheeling ordered Campbell to turn over his keys. “I’m going to drive my own f---ing car,” Wheeling said, according to Siff. Wheeling then pulled back onto South Boulevard and accelerated. Soon, Siff and Campbell testified, the Audi was traveling at 60 mph or more as Wheeling swerved in and around game-day traffic. The speed limit on South Boulevard is 35. Siff testified that as he turned to look out his side window because he was so disturbed by Wheeling’s driving, he saw a woman dressed in black appear on the sidewalk. Then there was a crash. According to WBTV, an Observer news partner, Putnam’s boyfriend Bronsyn Stewart said her body was thrown high into the air before it hit the ground and began tumbling along the road – winding up almost 65 yards from where she had been struck.
  4. The RailYard

    The insidious bull tallow, the bane of our existence.
  5. Armchair Developer/Planner

  6. Charlotte Photo of the Day

    Fall in the Queen City. Photo credit to Mark Chaney..
  7. Charlotte trying to be more bike friendly

    Rode it several times yesterday. Most salient point regarding lower usage is that the primary connector between the Little Sugar Greek Greenway ( the protected segment on the 7th Street Bridge) was removed Sunday night by CDOT. Apparently NCDOT ( which has ownership of the bridge) couldn't stand the idea of leaving the protected lane in place for a week. So the bike counters that are in place at the bottom of 6th ( close to the Post Office on McDowell) are useless. The other issue that was exasperating the evening rush hour drivers heading out 6th towards I-77, was the head-slapping closure of the curb lane for scheduled street maintenance near Elmwood Cemetery that, combined with the loss of a traffic lane for the protected bike lane, effectively necked down a three lane exit from uptown to one lane. Uptown cycling took a big , damaging PR hit IMO.
  8. Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    Interesting fact, the current headquarters of BMW in Woodcliff, NJ was the former headquarters of Ingersoll Rand, before they relocated it to Davidson.
  9. Charlotte Off Topic

    CMPD ( motorcyclists and SUV's with sirens & lights ) was seen escorting five large private buses down Park Road this afternoon ~3:00 heading south.
  10. That includes the Catholic Church and it's clergy... but we digress.
  11. Elizabeth Projects (7th St, Elizabeth Ave, etc)

    ^ would that be a neon Stanley Drug sign hidden behind the encasement?
  12. Charlotte Greenways - The Big Picture

    Latest from Park & Rec on the timetable for Greenway construction. One of the more interesting critical links that is now funded to the tune of 4,765,000 is the extension of the Stewart Creek Greenway from its current terminus at State Street to Trade, but the real game changer is Trib 2, the section that will take the Greenway under I-85 to Blenhein Rd. This will go directly thru what is an incredibly beautiful natural area that borders Lakewood. The woods and terrain in this section have the real, and pretty immediate potential to be an incredible mountain biking area just a 15 minute bike ride from Uptown. 2017.08.07 GAC Meeting_FY18 and FY19-23 CIP Approved Greenway Projects (1).pdf
  13. Charlotte Photo of the Day

    Welcome to Charlotte, PGA.
  14. Montford Drive

    ..and "POOF," all the existing sidewalk embedded poles and overhead power lines magically vanish.
  15. SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    Pulled from the Observer..