Monday, March 17, 2008

Pembroke Area Transportation Open House

This evening was the Open House covering Transportation issues for the Pembroke/Central Business District area. I was there for the first 75 minutes of the 2 hour event. I recognized many of the citizens and Staff in attendance.

The lion's share of attention went to the three road options for the area. In addition, there's a proposal to sink Independence Boulevard under Virginia Beach Boulevard, with a park area over the Independence tunnel. One observer joked that it looked like "The Big Dig" in Boston.

While there were a few noted opponents of City policy in attendance, it was mostly a crowd looking to learn and tweak.

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Michael Ragsdale said...

Tweak? They never even considered bike racks (as soon as I arrived around 4:20, I asked, "Is there a place to lock my bike"). As you saw, I used a stair railing (and tried to keep my bike as much out of the way as possible)

Avenging Archangel said...

Did you submit bike racks on your comment form? Bike paths were in the plans.

Bike racks are also an issue at "The Block" in the Resort Area, so it's something the City needs to look at.

Michael Ragsdale said...

Sure did. Emailed it in. Also, which block is "The Block"?

Avenging Archangel said...

The 2100th block of Atlantic Avenue, where there's a number of "hole in the wall" bars. Patrons ride bikes in and chain them to anything they can.