Welcome to Sketches with PEC’sJeff Werner                  Part I:      The Problem with Rt. 29                &          ...
This is Route 29(Heading out of Charlot esvil e.)
We al l know that driving on Rt. 29 is not fun..
Particularly during rush hour.    Morning: 7am – 9am    Lunch: 12pm – 2pm    Evening: 4pm-6pm
Trafficit knot @ Proff Rd
Trafficit knot @ Proff Rd            Trafficlymead Town Center            @ Hol                      knot
Trafficit knot  @ Proff Rd             Trafficlymead Town Center             @ Hol                       knotTrafficLakes ...
Trafficit knot  @ Proff Rd             Trafficlymead Town Center             @ Hol                       knotTrafficLakes ...
Trafficit knot  @ Proff Rd             Trafficlymead Town Center             @ Hol                       knotTrafficLakes ...
Trafficit knot  @ Proff Rd             Trafficlymead Town Center             @ Hol                       knotTrafficLakes ...
This       =
BUT..
What if we told you that there was a solution?
A solution that was developed by Albemarle,      Charlot esvil e, and VDOT..                together.
“Places 29”:The Six Fixes
1) Improve the stretch between   Hydraulic Rd & the 250   Bypass by adding lanes &    improving the on ramp
2) Complete the Hil sdriveextension to take about 10,000 –  15,000 vehicles off of Rt. 29   between Hydraulic & Rio
3) Extend Berkmar Drive with a bridge to take about 20,000vehicles off 29 between Rio and           Airport Rd
4) Improve the oh-so-stressful Rio Rd intersection with anoverpass to al low traffic to move   more easily and efficiently
5) And the other crazyintersection @ Hydraulic? Let’s  improve it with an overpass as                 wel l
6) Widen the section of Rt. 29after Hol lymead Town Center       to fix the bottle neck,   & improve the intersection at  ...
The Six Fixes =A Rt. 29 that moves.
This means drivers wil be less stressed -- pedestrians and cyclists wil be safer and less            frightened. This mean...
BUT..
These sustainable solutions are at risk due to          The Western Bypass.
The Western Bypass:(AKA: The Road to Nowhere)The highly ineffective, tiny bypassthat wil do nothing to bring sustainable i...
If the Western Bypass is built,     almost al l of the six fixes         wil not happen.This doesn’t have to be the case.
There is stil time for you to let our elected officialsknow that you do not want your money spent on a              Road t...
TAKE ACTION TODAYPlease contact VDOT, the Federal Highway Administration,   and Senators Mark Warner and Jim Webb about th...
The Problem with Rt. 29 North (and how to fix it)
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PEC Field Officer, Jeff Werner, has been struggling with how to explain the issues surrounding the proposed Rt. 29 Western Bypass just north of Charlottesville. The trickiest part is describing what's at stake -- real fixes for Rt. 29 that this bypass will all but preclude.

To view Part II of the slideshow, visit: http://www.slideshare.net/pecva/why-the-western-bypass-wont-work-is-a-waste-of-your-money

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  • Jeff, I really really like your slide show. Its the best depiction of Places 29 I've seen. I have a question tho. Where did you get your numbers for the Hillsdale and Berkmar extentions? Were these people traveling just on the extention, going to and from points along that road? Or were they driving on 29 and then getting on the extension to a destination on that road? Or were they getting off 29, traveling the extention, and then getting back on 29 to continue their trip? (hope this makes sense..). Also, the issue of truck traffic is not addressed, that is, how do we get the many and badly polluting and road damaging vehicles called trucks off 29 (off our 'main' street)? thanks, and again, love your drawings!
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The Problem with Rt. 29 North (and how to fix it)

  1. 1. Welcome to Sketches with PEC’sJeff Werner Part I: The Problem with Rt. 29 & How to Fix It
  2. 2. This is Route 29(Heading out of Charlot esvil e.)
  3. 3. We al l know that driving on Rt. 29 is not fun..
  4. 4. Particularly during rush hour. Morning: 7am – 9am Lunch: 12pm – 2pm Evening: 4pm-6pm
  5. 5. Trafficit knot @ Proff Rd
  6. 6. Trafficit knot @ Proff Rd Trafficlymead Town Center @ Hol knot
  7. 7. Trafficit knot @ Proff Rd Trafficlymead Town Center @ Hol knotTrafficLakes @ Forest knot
  8. 8. Trafficit knot @ Proff Rd Trafficlymead Town Center @ Hol knotTrafficLakes @ Forest knot Traffic knot @ Rio Rd
  9. 9. Trafficit knot @ Proff Rd Trafficlymead Town Center @ Hol knotTrafficLakes @ Forest knot Traffic knot @ Rio Rd Traffic knotRd @ Hydraulic
  10. 10. Trafficit knot @ Proff Rd Trafficlymead Town Center @ Hol knotTrafficLakes @ Forest knot Traffic knot @ Rio Rd Traffic knotRd @ Hydraulic Traff250 Bypass @ the ic knot
  11. 11. This =
  12. 12. BUT..
  13. 13. What if we told you that there was a solution?
  14. 14. A solution that was developed by Albemarle, Charlot esvil e, and VDOT.. together.
  15. 15. “Places 29”:The Six Fixes
  16. 16. 1) Improve the stretch between Hydraulic Rd & the 250 Bypass by adding lanes & improving the on ramp
  17. 17. 2) Complete the Hil sdriveextension to take about 10,000 – 15,000 vehicles off of Rt. 29 between Hydraulic & Rio
  18. 18. 3) Extend Berkmar Drive with a bridge to take about 20,000vehicles off 29 between Rio and Airport Rd
  19. 19. 4) Improve the oh-so-stressful Rio Rd intersection with anoverpass to al low traffic to move more easily and efficiently
  20. 20. 5) And the other crazyintersection @ Hydraulic? Let’s improve it with an overpass as wel l
  21. 21. 6) Widen the section of Rt. 29after Hol lymead Town Center to fix the bottle neck, & improve the intersection at Ashwood Blvd
  22. 22. The Six Fixes =A Rt. 29 that moves.
  23. 23. This means drivers wil be less stressed -- pedestrians and cyclists wil be safer and less frightened. This means happier people.
  24. 24. BUT..
  25. 25. These sustainable solutions are at risk due to The Western Bypass.
  26. 26. The Western Bypass:(AKA: The Road to Nowhere)The highly ineffective, tiny bypassthat wil do nothing to bring sustainable improvements to local trafficon Rt. 29. A wasteful project that VDOT gave an F, and thatwil cost approximately $250,000,000 of tax payers’ money, whiledoing more harm than good to the local community .
  27. 27. If the Western Bypass is built, almost al l of the six fixes wil not happen.This doesn’t have to be the case.
  28. 28. There is stil time for you to let our elected officialsknow that you do not want your money spent on a Road to Nowhere. Speak up. Today.
  29. 29. TAKE ACTION TODAYPlease contact VDOT, the Federal Highway Administration, and Senators Mark Warner and Jim Webb about this important issue. To learn more about this controversial project, visit PEC’s Western Bypass webpage, and let us know if you have any questions. The Piedmont Environmental Council www.pecva.org Charlottesville Office: (434) 977.2033

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