2014/09/12

Franklin Street Pedestrians

Filed under: bipedal,neighborhood,not b&w,traffic — WmX @ 09:15

franklin looking north
(Kristin Szakos) So it would be up by, theoretically, July firstish?
(Jim Tolbert) Depending on the work load of Public Service you know they would have to schedule we would give
them a work order um if if we could gamble and go ahead and order some flexposts cause we have places we could
use them anyways so we can go ahead and figure out how many of them we need, order them so we can move faster.
(Kristin Szakos) I think that would be good, if people are walking through there to get to the pool, it is summertime,
lot of people walking I think.
May 19, 2014
(photo taken August 13)
motor age 1
motor age 2

2014/09/09

venus fly truck

Filed under: neighborhood,signs,traffic — WmX @ 00:58

truck gravity trap
About once a month we catch a truck here. The City has signs posted discouraging
18 wheelers from rolling through the neighborhood, but the signs are advisory in nature, no bite.
But for those who venture in, there are gravity traps, constrained roadways
and Crazy neighbors with pitchforks

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2014/08/18

Streamwatch

Filed under: neighborhood,riverine — WmX @ 00:57

streamwatch people
Since 2003, Streamwatch has been monitoring the health of Rivanna River watershed streams. Invariably, Moores Creek earns the “very poor” designation.

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2014/08/17

Crossing Moores Creek

Filed under: neighborhood — WmX @ 00:55

cag1402-csx-locomotive
Is there a publication that lists RR bridge construction dates?
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2014/08/16

Boneyard

Filed under: neighborhood,signs — WmX @ 00:52

redoing the sign
The Boneyard recently painted signs on the east and southern sides of their building. Classic B&W, none of that color. Good job Boneyard! Five stars…

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2014/08/15

serpent

Filed under: dolls,neighborhood — WmX @ 00:49

roadside art

2014/08/14

Rivanna Trail

Filed under: bipedal,neighborhood,riverine — WmX @ 00:46

trail runner

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In May of this year the City took an informal poll on their website asking the public to rank trails.
The City lists the Rivanna River as its number one concern in the environmental
section of its state mandated “Comprehensive Plan”.
Currently, the floodplain next to the river is “zoned for business”.
Backfilling the land to a foot above base flood elevation and building a strip mall would be permissible.
There has been thumb-twiddling regarding establishing a riverine zoning overlay.
In October of 2013 the Woolen Mills Neighborhood requested that the City
make an inventory of the ecological, cultural and recreational assets extant in the
corridor. They couldn’t be bothered. Competition for dollars fierce,
more fire engines and electric vehicles to buy.

domain-route-runner

2014/08/13

circus grounds

Filed under: bipedal,neighborhood,riverine — WmX @ 00:46

couple jogging on Rivanna trail
one of the more accessible sections of the trail system allowing for the circumambulation of Charlottesville.
The trail parallels the right bank of the Rivanna River for two miles,
terminating at Moores Creek at the base of Monticello Mountain.
photo location

2014/08/12

High Street

Filed under: neighborhood,riverine,Urban Planning — WmX @ 08:49

entrance corridor

Charlottesville has a riverfront! Though hidden, inaccessible and
underutilized, it is a potential amenity with appeal to countless City and
County residents and visitors to the area. Nowhere is this fact more
significant than at the East High Street and River Road corridors. Attempts at
reclaiming the riverbank for recreational uses in the form of trails, playing
fields, and both passive and active green spaces, pay obvious dividends in
enhancing the quality of life for residents. Environmental and economic
benefits are likely to accrue as well. Incorporating Best Management Practices
for controlling storm water runoff as part of a river front park will help both
aspects. Less obvious, but tremendously important for the City’s continued
economic health, is the role that such amenities play in attracting a highly
skilled talent pool to a region. Increasingly, employees in the New Economy
are considering the proximity of recreational amenities to job and home as
they ponder multiple employment offers from companies in competing
geographic markets. The degree to which Charlottesville can integrate new
employment venues with such recreational (as well as urban) amenities, the
easier it will be for its companies to compete for talent. This will, in turn,
enhance the City’s ability to retain and expand its roster of New Economy
corporations.–pg 154 High Street Corridor Study December 2000, Torti Gallas and Partners CHK

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2014/08/11

Odocoileus virginianus

Filed under: fauna,neighborhood — WmX @ 11:24

deer in parking lot
I’ve started biking this loop in the morning.

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