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    Kidd's Hill/Crabtree area development

    The first thing the city should do is eliminate the left turn from north bound Glenwood into the parking deck by pf. changs. Force drivers to go to Creedmoor. The parking deck can not handle enough inbound traffic, and causes major backups. The Creedmoor Rd entrance is much better designed to handle the traffic. This should be minimal cost, and would remove that traffic light.
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    Clarence E. Lightner Public Safety Center

    Nice looking building. I hope that fountain in the courtyard (it looks like a courtyard) is viewable from the street.
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    Raleigh Union Station

    How about it follows the NSRR line (if thats the right name). The line on the west side of Capital. Hell, since none of us make a difference, how about we go underground right after the Peace St bridge diving underground and follow right under McDowell St. Take a turn under Nash Square (Which is would provide for a station closer to actual DownTown) and follow W. Martin St. towards the Boylan Wye. Returning to the surface somewhere around Central Prison. I believe subways cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $400Million a mile (who knows, this is probably way off). but we would then have ~1.25 miles of underground track. make this wide enough for Light rail to North Raleigh-Cary and I think it makes sense. Not only do we keep connectivity, we get people where they actually want to go. Is $500Million too much, yea. but what is the impact of dropping people 1/2 mile from DT? What is the cost of closing 6 or more intersections/cross streets? Could we get the price down by using traditional methods? Cut and cover? I bet we could. Economy is in the crapper, nows the time to build!
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    Raleigh Union Station

    The last thing Raleigh needs is LESS connectivity. What ever the cost to bury this, it is worth it.
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    RDU International Airport

    Sorry, I don't agree. Terminal A is embarrassing and should be torn down. Since that is years away, the Airport Authority would be smart to block as much of the terminal from the road as possible.
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    The Edison

    With vacancy at less than 5%, I would think this area could accept the current schedule, and probably more. Obviously Raleigh could never accept all 4 of those building (plus the others) coming online at once....without some major tenants coming in from somewhere else!
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    The Edison

    ^^^ Those are pretty exciting. Hopefully they are able to make the twins designed in a way that they are a bit less boxy. None the less, this is fantastic.
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    2035 Triangle Regional Transit Vision Plan

    ^^ orulz, I like the concept. I don't like that Raleigh is married to using Freight corridors. NCRR has not proven to be a good friend to Mass transit. It is good for the DMU connection to Durham/CH, but for Raleigh, I would like to see something electric.
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    2035 Triangle Regional Transit Vision Plan

    How about Wake/Raleigh gets some LRT in new alignment from Garner maybe up US70, or a parallel road to Crabtree? with possible extensions further up Creedmoor or Glenwood in the future? Rail excites people. Busses do not.
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    2035 Triangle Regional Transit Vision Plan

    Why does CH and Durham get clean Light Rail, while Wake County's portion is stuck with DMUs? And how am I going to catch the bus that cruises down 540 towards RTP? This plan should have addressed changing large shopping areas into dense villages and connecting them via rail.
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    Blount Street Commons

    If the garages face an alley, and there's access to the main St. then that upgrades them to acceptable, for me. The plans do not show that, or at least thats not how I interpret them.
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    Blount Street Commons

    Those Carriage homes will look terrible, in my opinion. Garages need to be in the BACK of these things, or not at all. I can't believe they will put these up. The Row Houses look considerably better.
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    Powerhouse Plaza

    Looks like another great project for DT. Hopefully the building will be distinctive in some way. -edit spellin'.
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    Triangle road & traffic thread

    I don't buy this arguement. There is room on the left side of the ramp for an extra lane. *maybe* the breakdown lane would have to be reduced...But come on. This could be done in a long weekend.
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    Triangle road & traffic thread

    This morning I took I 540 from north Raleigh to see how much the extension has helped. I will say that it has not helped at all. In fact, on the first day, I would say it is now more dangerous. I got in the exit lane 1.5 miles from the I40 exit and sat there for 5 minutes. At which time I said, screw it, and pulled out into traffic. Which is where I noticed the problem. Now there are 3 additional lanes for people to use before forcing their way into the exit lane at the last minute. I proceded down to the next exit NC54 where there was no traffic. Got off the exit and followed 54 North to IBM. A bit out of the way, but pleasant. The only way that area will become less of a bottle neck is for the west bound page rd exit on I 40 to close down. people who use this now will be forced to either go to the Miami Exit or take 540 to the next exit down. Good job DOT! These people can't forcast traffic too well. Which is a problem since thats partly what they are paid for.