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https://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wireStory/buttigieg-curbs-funds-widening-roads-citing-safety-83202029

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In a new report submitted to Congress and obtained by The Associated Press, the Department of Transportation says it will aim to prioritize the safety and health of the multiple users of a typical 21st century roadway, from riders of public transit and electric scooters to Uber rideshare pickups and people delivering goods. Projects such as bike paths and traffic roundabouts, enhanced sidewalks, pedestrian pathways to bus stops and transit lanes will be favored in the distribution of funds.

This seems to be in great alignment with many of the projects planned throughout downtown.  Hopefully this preference will make the city of Greenville more competitive for grant money.

Can't say I'm too surprised though, Buttigieg was a big time proponent of "smart streets" while he was mayor (https://smartstreets.southbendin.gov/)

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19 minutes ago, NewlyUpstate said:

https://www.wyff4.com/amp/article/augusta-street-changes/39490599

Looks like the lane configuration was completely redone over night. Eager to hear people's experiences

Just drove over part of it for lunch. Honestly if I didn't know it was coming might not have noticed. Didn't see any traffic problems so far.

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Not sure where to put this, but regarding undergrounding of power lines - one of my favorite lesser talked about topics:

https://www.greenvillesc.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/10229?fileID=56682

Looks like the city wants to move forward with undergrounding lines on Augusta St, Stone Ave, River St, Laurens Rd, and Mayberry St (all of these would HEAVILY improve those areas in my opinion, glad those are the ones being focused on)

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58 minutes ago, NewlyUpstate said:

Not sure where to put this, but regarding undergrounding of power lines - one of my favorite lesser talked about topics:

https://www.greenvillesc.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/10229?fileID=56682

Looks like the city wants to move forward with undergrounding lines on Augusta St, Stone Ave, River St, Laurens Rd, and Mayberry St (all of these would HEAVILY improve those areas in my opinion, glad those are the ones being focused on)

Thanks for sharing this! I really appreciated seeing all of the before and after documentation. 

It looks like Laurens and River Street (based on the price tags and description) would be full on burial, while the other are consolidation/clean-up/reduction of poles. The fact that they're considering River Street leads me to believe that they're very much still pursuing the public-private conference center development that continues to be stated as "dead" on this forum. 

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2 hours ago, GvilleSC said:

Thanks for sharing this! I really appreciated seeing all of the before and after documentation. 

It looks like Laurens and River Street (based on the price tags and description) would be full on burial, while the other are consolidation/clean-up/reduction of poles. The fact that they're considering River Street leads me to believe that they're very much still pursuing the public-private conference center development that continues to be stated as "dead" on this forum. 

I think the quote next to that picture clearly hints at that lol

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1 hour ago, GvilleSC said:

The city shared the plans for Church Street bridge improvements on their Instagram account. Looks like a nice upgrade. I like the planters and lighting. 

https://churchstbridgerehab.com/

So reworked concrete surface, new and improved lighting, wider sidewalks and planters in addition to the structural improvements

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20 minutes ago, NewlyUpstate said:

https://churchstbridgerehab.com/

So reworked concrete surface, new and improved lighting, wider sidewalks and planters in addition to the structural improvements

I can't remember where I read this, perhaps it was in a downtown masterplan, but the City at one point explored the idea of a linear park under the Church St Bridge which IMO is still a viable idea. 

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20 hours ago, NewlyUpstate said:

https://churchstbridgerehab.com/

So reworked concrete surface, new and improved lighting, wider sidewalks and planters in addition to the structural improvements

I'm all about this improvement (especially the road surface)...but I'm curious I drive this bridge every day and I honestly can't picture ever seeing a pedestrian on the sidewalks...I guess it would be good for downtowners but seriously, nobody walks the Church Street Bridge uptop, unless I'm missing something....

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1 hour ago, olrob said:

I'm all about this improvement (especially the road surface)...but I'm curious I drive this bridge every day and I honestly can't picture ever seeing a pedestrian on the sidewalks...I guess it would be good for downtowners but seriously, nobody walks the Church Street Bridge uptop, unless I'm missing something....

I actually see people doing this weekly. I’m not sure I think it’s safe to do, but thus the upgrades. 

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13 hours ago, olrob said:

I'm all about this improvement (especially the road surface)...but I'm curious I drive this bridge every day and I honestly can't picture ever seeing a pedestrian on the sidewalks...I guess it would be good for downtowners but seriously, nobody walks the Church Street Bridge uptop, unless I'm missing something....

I walked it once a few years ago and I had my dogs with me.  Horrible pedestrian experience! The side walk was very narrow, the guard rail was way too low, and the cars were speeding by within a couple feet of us.  I did it because I wanted the view but it wasn't worth dealing with all that. I'll give it another shot though when this project is complete.

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