Thursday, May 27, 2010

TPPC May 27, 2010

The Transportation, Parking, and Pedestrian Committee (TPPC) of Virginia Beach's Resort Advisory Commission (RAC) met this morning.

The first topic of discussion was restrooms for JT's Grommet Island Park. The new City Budget has a $250,000 Capital Improvements Project (CIP) item for "semi-temporary" bathrooms there. Rudee Inlet already sees a high number of locals, being a choice surfing area. The new park should boost that number further. Input was sought from TPPC members, and Staff will come back with more information in June based on it.

There have been Adopt-A-Spot applications from businesses in the Resort Area. The TPPC took two actions:

1. Recommended prohibiting signage for such from the west side of Pacific Avenue eastward.

2. Asked that the Resort Administrator be given the authority to review all applications in the Resort Area.

Given that City policy already allows company logos on Adopt-A-Spot signs, and the Resort Area already receives special services (including cleaning), such signs there would be nothing more than thinly-disguised ads for said businesses.

Speaking of Resort Area signage, the TPPC approved an inventory of such. The intent is to clean it up, removing any redundant or archaic signage.

Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) Staff gave a brief Report on early VBWave operations.

Finally, there was much discussion about a Resort Area Master Transportation Plan, which is an action step in the Resort Area Strategic Action Plan. Two things were agreed to in the end. First, we already have most of the components, with the rest - to some degree - in the pipes. Second, the Strategic Growth Area (SGA) Office will begin giving regular status reports to the TPPC on Resort transportation projects, starting in September.


Anonymous Coward said...

Those blue trolleys are hiddeous. I'm sorry Henry

Avenging Archangel said...

The idea was to make them look similar to the hybrids, so visitors would know they serve the same purpose.

Anonymous Coward said...

Resort Area Traffic, The Solution*

All southbound traffic uses Pacific Ave (3 lanes, with the right dedicated to HRT buses)

All northbound traffic uses Atlantic Ave (3 lanes, with the right dedicated to HRT buses)

* The Hotel/Motel Association would throw the biggest hissyfit ever

Anonymous Coward said...

To be Clear: 4 total lanes, including 1 Restricted Use (bus only) lane

Avenging Archangel said...


One way pairs are common sense to any traffic engineer or resident west of Birdneck. However, politics keeps killing it.

Anonymous Coward said...

Like I said, The Hotel/Motel Association would throw the biggest hissyfit ever