2014/03/24

Litwalton

Filed under: road — WmX @ 07:52

tree by the Moose club
Routes 622 and 354 cross near here.

2014/01/18

Main Street Indeed

Filed under: road,traffic,Urban Planning,UVA — WmX @ 12:51

SARC walkers
Monday January 13 UVA School of Architecture students and faculty walk where angels fear to tread,
a five mile trek north from the Ivy Road “Seminole Trail” intersection to the Rivanna River.

intersection Zan and Trail
The pedestrian infrastructure along Route 29 is 99.9% installed.
Where then are the pedestrians?
During the two hour walk the folk from UVA encountered a handful of indigenous bipeds.
The majority were runners wrapped in spandex, plugged into hydration equipment.
Several were seated at CAT bus-stops, visual and aural hooked to cell phones and iPods.

TV Journalist
The event was covered by the Daily Progress and Channel 29, from automobiles.

under the Fashion Square Oaks
The throng makes its way north at 2.5 mph. While US 29 might appear visually interesting at 45 mph, at walking speed its lack of amenities is notable, there is nothing to see or do other than preserve one’s physical safety.

meatza pizza
The strip is a visual wasteland.

Woodbrooke
One constant along the way were the looks of disbelief that the group of pedestrians received from the rubber tire populace.

Stellar what
Even the newest development along “Main Street” offers slight comfort to bipeds.

fuel
This store featured an inviting, human scale facade.

uva-announcement
Sunday, January 19, students will present their proposals at the Carver Rec Center, 605 E. Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22902.
Charlottesville Tomorrow covers the winners
Color photos of the Route 29 trek by Sanjay Suchak
Charlottesville Tomorrow coverage

2014/01/03

Road trip

Filed under: road,weather — WmX @ 10:31

Trailways Bus
Love the logo.

14 degrees blowing snow
Motored 676 miles yesterday from CHO crossing the Rivanna, the Shenandoah, the Rappahannock, the Potomac, the Susquehanna, the Delaware, the Hudson…

providence RI smokestacks
….the Blackstone.

characterized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 1990 as “the most polluted river in the country with respect to toxic sediments.–Wikipedia

Braga Bridge
A long tenuous moment involved climbing over the Taunton River on the Braga Bridge. Two wheel drive, barely made it up the grade.

Westport kitchen window
In my sister’s favorite kitchen. Nine degrees outside. Snow has stopped.

2013/11/10

under the asphalt

Filed under: artifact,development,road — WmX @ 09:59

peebles block portsmouth ohio
Paving bricks are larger…typically 9 ” by 4 “, and much heavier.  One paving brick weighs almost 10 lbs each.  They have at least twice the “crush strength” of typical bricks, and are fired at a higher temperature, which results in an exterior coating that makes them more impervious to water.–Keith

(in the course of infrastructure changes on W Main some of Charlottesville’s old road history is unearthed, paving brick)

2013/07/25

light at the end of the tunnel

Filed under: road — WmX @ 15:39

midtown tunnel
Norfolk, Virginia

2013/07/15

Stingray Point

Filed under: riverine,road,weather — WmX @ 08:57

rappahannock river, norris bridge, looking downriver

2013/06/24

solstice

Filed under: road — WmX @ 07:22

twilight
This time of year Frank points out that the hours of daylight are decreasing… “it’ll be winter soon.”

2013/02/16

PA I-81

Filed under: road,signs — WmX @ 08:15

semi in the air
This in Pennsylvania. They keep the trees in another part of the state.

2013/02/12

short track

Filed under: road — WmX @ 00:19

short track
Joining one track, side track, fast track, back track, alternate track, main track, keep track, needle track

2013/01/29

moving

Filed under: dogs,family,road — WmX @ 16:47


on the road to a new MCAS
(take the same pictures again and again)

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