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  1. Charlotte Photo of the Day

    Uptown from the porch at Catawba Brewery.
  2. Charlotte Bike Sharing

    Agreed that this would be an excellent solution. Many cities (Portland, Austin, Denver, etc.) have been installing Bike Corrals which provide capacity for 12 or more bikes in one on-street parking space. Generally they're placed at intersection corners and have the added benefit of increasing sight distance for drivers, bicyclists and peds. Denver Standard Detail Google Maps - Charlotte installation on E Park Ave Google Maps - Portland, OR installation - these are all over the place in PDX I'd like to see future fees from the dockless bikeshare permit fund public bike parking around the city.... seems like a no-brainer.
  3. Charlotte Photo of the Day

    CLT looking good on a Friday afternoon.
  4. The RailYard

    The developer is ponying up the cash for a B-Cycle station: I'm sure it will be swamped with dockless bikes from the day it is open as well.
  5. Misc. Uptown Projects/News

    If floats don't survive going over a speedbump at pedestrian/parade speeds....that is not a failure of the infrastructure.
  6. I think this video would have been a more effective pitch for Amazon than the actual CLT is Prime video.
  7. Charlotte Bike Sharing

    Spin
  8. Charlotte Bike Sharing

    Probably so. Starting to show up in force in Uptown and South End
  9. Charlotte Bike Sharing

    LimeBike arrives in Charlotte today. Bringing 200 bikes. http://amp.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/whats-in-store/article183323136.html Rumor is that Spin is set to announce an additional 500 bikes today as well. They are advertising a City Manager position for Charlotte on their website. Both of these companies have had big success in Seattle, varying levels of success in other cities. Will be interesting to see how the Charlotte market responds to four bike share options (and a ton more bikes).
  10. https://www.charlotteagenda.com/107835/new-coffee-shop-house-roaster-coming-skyhouse-uptown/ Saw this last week - looks like locally roasted coffee is coming to the North Skyhouse tower.
  11. Clay Grubb (CEO of Grubb Properties) making the case in the Observer for a more bike-friendly Charlotte: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article182616741.html A couple of notable quotes below (emphasis added):
  12. Misc. Uptown Projects/News

    @Spartan, I believe the original question by @elrodvt was referencing RRFBs, not the in-ground flashing lights. He mentioned seeing them in Davidson, where they have a few installations that have been featured online in various places (see: http://walkfriendly.org/2017/02/10/davidson-and-rrfbs-blog-post/).
  13. Charlotte Bike Sharing

    Ben Miller (CDOT Bicycle Program Director) talks in this podcast about the pilot project for permitting Dockless Bikeshare in Charlotte. (Skip to ~36:40) Many have already probably seen VBikes around town - these regulations seem to have been developed in response to that company's (sudden) presence in Charlotte, and modeled after other cities' rules governing dockless bikeshare. B-Cycle's current system is about 200 bikes, CDOT expects 800-2000 additional dockless bikes to come from four different companies over the course of this program. http://charlottenc.gov/newsroom/Pages/PodCast.aspx More info below (from CDOT's bicycle website). There are pros and cons to docked and dockless systems, but this is likely to be a gamechanger for bicycling in Charlotte...
  14. 2014 TIGER Grant Cycle

    Anyone heard updates on our second application for this TIGER grant? Anyone expect Trump/Chao to fund our XCLT bridge this year?
  15. Misc. Uptown Projects/News

    Excellent news! I was *hoping* that was what I saw being installed on Sunday... How does this one work? Given that it is fully signalized, an installation like an RRFB seems unlikely. I've never seen it activated, but have taken a photo of the Lightguard Systems product embedded in the asphalt. Assumed it was leftover from before that intersection was signalized, perhaps.