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Normally not a fan of speed bumps, but I see the rationale for putting them on Grove. Especially on weekend nights people zoom along, which combined with the street parking obstructions, makes turning onto Grove more or less a game of chance.

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12 minutes ago, DowntownCoruscant said:

Normally not a fan of speed bumps, but I see the rationale for putting them on Grove. Especially on weekend nights people zoom along, which combined with the street parking obstructions, makes turning onto Grove more or less a game of chance.

More reason to just do 4 way stops.  Artificially slowing traffic by using speed bumps does nothing to help cars trying to turn.

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May years ago I got a Ford Escort air born.  

1 hour ago, Icetera said:

More reason to just do 4 way stops.  Artificially slowing traffic by using speed bumps does nothing to help cars trying to turn.

My current vehicle prefers 4-way stops over speed bumps.  

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2 hours ago, Shakman said:

May years ago I got a Ford Escort air born.  

My current vehicle prefers 4-way stops over speed bumps.  

I heard that! Ask ANY vehicle and it will tell you!

One problem with 4-way stops -- especially in the wee hours of the overnight, there are the motorists who have a penchant for blowing through those stop signs as if they are not even there. Sometimes they don't even slow down. While speed bumps don't deter blowing through an intersection, it does keep the speeds quite a bit lower, unless the jerk is just hellbent on breaking his suspension all to pieces.

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2 hours ago, I miss RVA said:

I heard that! Ask ANY vehicle and it will tell you!

One problem with 4-way stops -- especially in the wee hours of the overnight, there are the motorists who have a penchant for blowing through those stop signs as if they are not even there. Sometimes they don't even slow down. While speed bumps don't deter blowing through an intersection, it does keep the speeds quite a bit lower, unless the jerk is just hellbent on breaking his suspension all to pieces.

Same issue can happen at the 1 or 2 way stops as well.  At least with a 4 way, the other cars are likely stopped and checking.  If not, then the problem solves itself :)

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OK, boys -- this is at least a start! Interesting that Chesterfield is on board with this. Perhaps this gives some impetus to seriously looking at a Jeff-Davis BRT line. Off-topic but connected: If a north-south BRT line is built along the Jeff-Davis spine, where does it terminate? What about running along Belvidere St. and instead of stopping at Broad, keep it going north up to Chamberlayne, Ave and taking all the way to Azalea Ave?

https://www.richmond.com/news/local/a-grtc-bus-route-is-launching-monday-along-the-jefferson/article_f2511f24-f79f-56bd-9675-675c1675343a.html

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1 hour ago, I miss RVA said:

OK, boys -- this is at least a start! Interesting that Chesterfield is on board with this. Perhaps this gives some impetus to seriously looking at a Jeff-Davis BRT line. Off-topic but connected: If a north-south BRT line is built along the Jeff-Davis spine, where does it terminate? What about running along Belvidere St. and instead of stopping at Broad, keep it going north up to Chamberlayne, Ave and taking all the way to Azalea Ave?

https://www.richmond.com/news/local/a-grtc-bus-route-is-launching-monday-along-the-jefferson/article_f2511f24-f79f-56bd-9675-675c1675343a.html

The last plans from GRTC had it running just like that.  Would be good to get it all the way up to VCC.

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Agreed! Especially with the new stuff going on at Villa Park and VLC. Would be nice to have that included. Boy, what a north/south route that would be!

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The new route isn’t opening Monday because of covid 19.  Not sure why but I read the notice as it scrolled across the bottom of the TV screen along with all of the other closures. :( 

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18 hours ago, Brent114 said:

The new route isn’t opening Monday because of covid 19.  Not sure why but I read the notice as it scrolled across the bottom of the TV screen along with all of the other closures. :( 

Wow! Is the rest of GRTC shutting down as well?

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6 minutes ago, I miss RVA said:

Wow! Is the rest of GRTC shutting down as well?

Not at this time.

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20 hours ago, Icetera said:

Not at this time.

That being the case, curious then as to why the new 111 route would not be up and running as planned. I am concerned that the fallout from this virus situation will scuttle projects that are not already underway, and even then as the financial situation deteriorates until there is some stability, I wonder how projects already underway will be impacted? Seemingly more so than other cities, Richmond can't afford to have projects (planned or underway) tabled -- for whatever reason, when Richmond projects get delayed, they ultimately never happen.

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