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  1. Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    When did we move from "Uptown" Charlotte to "Downtown" Charlotte as indicated on the LYNX map? What happened to Center City? https://www.charlottecentercity.org
  2. Algorithms and AI will certainly help with traffic congestion in the long run, however what it is not taking into consideration is the stopped traffic in the opposing lanes. i.e. North and Southbound traffic may be stopping 30% less thru the intersections, but that simply means the East and Westbound traffic is still stuck at the intersection. A more streamlined solution would be to simply time all streetlights in one direction (say within a 10 block or so grid) to run red or green at specific intervals thus moving traffic quicker thru the downtown congested areas. Make sense?
  3. If the Red Line is unofficially "dead" why don't they just let the Davidson Express bus 77-X run in the new toll lanes so as not be sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic, no?
  4. NoDa (N Davidson St Arts District) Projects

    OK guys, it's happening.....looks as if 36th street has been officially cut-thru under CSX and BLE so it's only a matter of time before we have access to Tryon. FINALLY! I swear I can't recall the last time it was open. Pic taken in front of Blind Pig
  5. Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    ^Interesting that when I change the date to 3/19/18, my route from NoDa headed to Bank of America stadium states 44 min by train vs 30 min by bus. I believe this is due to the 36th Street station not opening with rest of line and forcing one to walk an additional 17 minutes to get to that station from say NoDa Dog Bar. Surely there is pedestrian access to that station from the N. Davidson side, if not, that will require a lengthy hike to get to the other side.
  6. Charlotte Photo of the Day

    From The Met parking deck this afternoon.
  7. ^Ha, you can see the windows shake on the Regions building a split second after the blast.
  8. At first I thought about posting this in the "Things we could learn from other cities" thread, but I'm thinking perhaps here would be more appropriate and have included it here to make a point regarding CATS' Three proposed lines mentioned a few posts back. As a proud Charlottean (sp), put me in the box of "I Don't want Charlotte emulating Atlanta" but I find it disheartening that their MARTA system was already in the planning stages pre 1975 with construction finishing up heavy rail service to include full passenger rail commencing in the summer of 1979. A mere four years later and I'm sure the people of Atlanta welcomed it with their increasing population and traffic woes. I was too young to remember any of the Atlanta city players/politicians in that decade that made this come to fruition, but they certainly must have done something right to be where they are now sitting currently with 4 major commuter lines criss-crossing the county with Red, Orange lines (North & South) and Blue, Green lines (East & West) and here we sit with 1 major line (Blue Line) and 1 streetcar line (City Lynx) almost 21 years later. To be Fair, the city of Atlanta has always had a large tax base to pull from with Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb, and Clayton counties respectively and i'm sure that weighs in on the factor but there had to be some sort of federal funding in those days that was easily tapped into as well to get these projets properly funded and fast tracked. Fun Fact....During the planning stages, Atlanta's approximate MSA population for 1975 was only 2,116,700 and look how much progress they have made through the years adding to their commuter lines to solidify them as a major player to be recognized as part of this nomenclature called "Cities of the New South" WE have to get started NOW, if we are to be any threat or competition for Fortune 1000 / 500 companies threatening to leave their overpriced cities for a possible relocation here to our great city, but we have to have all the right structures in place in order to make it attractive for them to do so.
  9. Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    CATS really needs to get their act together if we are to be considered a 21st Century city. We simply have to be able to move people around our city within reasonable frequency expectations and 30 minute headways would be unacceptable in most major metropolitan areas....even on weekends.
  10. The RailYard SouthEnd

    Did they reduce the floor count by two? Current webcam shows only 6 floors on north tower and continued work on lower levels. Surely this is not topped out.
  11. Crescent Stonewall Station

    Cadi40 you are spot on... This thing is awful. Would painting the facade vertically with a deep red on the balcony elevations give this thing some pizazz? Also, they should install decorative screens on that monstrosity of a garage.
  12. Metropolitan, Midtown Redevelopment

    WOW, that CPCC building went up lightning fast. I drove past Charlottetowne back in December and don't recall seeing even the framing on this thing.
  13. NoDa (N Davidson St Arts District) Projects

    It's strange. Unless there were multiple routes conceived in the planning stage, the CIP Matheson Bridge streetscape map shows one route and the N. Davidson to Matheson XCLT trail map shows another. I would assume in the first pic, the trail would travel under Brevard following the creek and then parallel the ACWR tracks towards Highland as kermit suggested where the second map shows the trail traversing a Brevard, Jordan, Davidson route ending at Brevard under the Matheson bridge. Interesting to note that both maps were part of the May 2017 public meeting presentations so can't determine most updated.