Routes 622 and 354 cross near here.
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.
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.
The event was covered by the Daily Progress and Channel 29, from automobiles.
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.
The strip is a visual wasteland.
One constant along the way were the looks of disbelief that the group of pedestrians received from the rubber tire populace.
Even the newest development along “Main Street” offers slight comfort to bipeds.
This store featured an inviting, human scale facade.
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
characterized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 1990 as “the most polluted river in the country with respect to toxic sediments.–Wikipedia
A long tenuous moment involved climbing over the Taunton River on the Braga Bridge. Two wheel drive, barely made it up the grade.
In my sister’s favorite kitchen. Nine degrees outside. Snow has stopped.
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)
This time of year Frank points out that the hours of daylight are decreasing… “it’ll be winter soon.”
Joining one track, side track, fast track, back track, alternate track, main track, keep track, needle track
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