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Welcome to Sketches with PEC’sJeff Werner                 Part II:Why the Western Bypass Won’t Work               &    Is ...
Where did we leave off ?
Oh, yeah.Rt. 29 is a mess.
We have the Six Fixes  that would solve theseproblems in a long-lasting,     sustainable way.
BUT,if the Western Bypass goesthrough, it could be decades     before the Six Fixes       are built (if ever).
So, what is this Western Bypass, exactly?             Let’s take a look.
Meet the proposedWestern Bypass.
Proponents say that:      A lot of traffic    using the Bypass           + Significantly less traffic       on Rt. 29
= Happy people.
It would be great if it worked out that way..              But it won’t.               Here’s why:
Approximately  90% of the trafficon Rt. 29 is local traffic.
In other words,90% of these people   are headed to adestination on Rt. 29 orin the surrounding area.
So, reality wouldn’t look       like this
It’d look more like this:
While some trucks & cars  wil use the Bypass.
While some trucks & cars       wil use the Bypass.The majority of traffic wil stil  experience the existing        traffic...
While some trucks & cars       wil use the Bypass.The majority of traffic wil stil  experience the existing        traffic...
If $250,000,000 ofour transportation funds is wasted on this Bypass..
Where wil we get the    money needed forthe ‘Six Fixes’ to Rt. 29 ?
Starting to think this Bypass doesn’t         make a lot of sense?        Wel l, there’s more..
Let’s get someperspective here.
As it turns out,the Bypass isn’t much of      a bypass.
In fact, it would onlybypass 4. 5 miles of Rt. 29.
So, this would leaveseven existing stoplights immediately north of    the Bypass..
With at leasttwo more stoplightsalready approved..
Not to mention the  other two that would beinstal led at the southern terminus of the Bypass.
With the projected development and population          growth --these two areas of congestion   are going to be bigger    ...
And the Bypasswon’t address those areas      at al l. In fact,    as we saw earlier..
At the end points ofthe Bypass, congestion wil    actual ly get worse.
Add the current messthat the Bypass won’t solve,  and what do we have?
Taxpayers down$250,000,000 -- with an   ineffective bypass &  three traffic messes to         show for it.
=
Making matters worse, the Bypass wil take 4-5 years of construction to complete..
. . it wil run right   by our community’sprimary water reservoir. .
. . and six local schools:
. . and six local schools:1) Agnor Hurt Elementary
. . and six local schools:1) Agnor Hurt Elementary      2) Albemarle High
. . and six local schools:1) Agnor Hurt Elementary       2) Albemarle High3) Mary Greer Elementary
. . and six local schools:1) Agnor Hurt Elementary       2) Albemarle High3) Mary Greer Elementary       4) Ivy Creek
. . and six local schools:1) Agnor Hurt Elementary       2) Albemarle High3) Mary Greer Elementary       4) Ivy Creek   5)...
. . and six local schools:1) Agnor Hurt Elementary       2) Albemarle High3) Mary Greer Elementary       4) Ivy Creek   5)...
The Bypass would expose our water supply and our children    to higher levels of pol lution and new traffic dangers.
We deserve better.
TAKE ACTION:We deserve long-term, well-planned solutions for our traffic      problems – like those laid out by the Six Fi...
Why the Western Bypass Won't Work (and Is a Waste of Your Money)
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Why the Western Bypass Won't Work (and Is a Waste of Your Money)

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Part II of our slide series about the proposed Western Bypass just north of Charlottesville. PEC's Jeff Werner takes you through some of the reasons the bypass is a bad idea.

To view Part I of the series, visit: http://www.slideshare.net/pecva/bypass-slideshow-13192677

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Why the Western Bypass Won't Work (and Is a Waste of Your Money)

  1. 1. Welcome to Sketches with PEC’sJeff Werner Part II:Why the Western Bypass Won’t Work & Is a Waste of Your Money (If you missed Part I.. )
  2. 2. Where did we leave off ?
  3. 3. Oh, yeah.Rt. 29 is a mess.
  4. 4. We have the Six Fixes that would solve theseproblems in a long-lasting, sustainable way.
  5. 5. BUT,if the Western Bypass goesthrough, it could be decades before the Six Fixes are built (if ever).
  6. 6. So, what is this Western Bypass, exactly? Let’s take a look.
  7. 7. Meet the proposedWestern Bypass.
  8. 8. Proponents say that: A lot of traffic using the Bypass + Significantly less traffic on Rt. 29
  9. 9. = Happy people.
  10. 10. It would be great if it worked out that way.. But it won’t. Here’s why:
  11. 11. Approximately 90% of the trafficon Rt. 29 is local traffic.
  12. 12. In other words,90% of these people are headed to adestination on Rt. 29 orin the surrounding area.
  13. 13. So, reality wouldn’t look like this
  14. 14. It’d look more like this:
  15. 15. While some trucks & cars wil use the Bypass.
  16. 16. While some trucks & cars wil use the Bypass.The majority of traffic wil stil experience the existing traffic knots.
  17. 17. While some trucks & cars wil use the Bypass.The majority of traffic wil stil experience the existing traffic knots. And the entrances/exits of the Bypass wil worsen two existing traffic knots.
  18. 18. If $250,000,000 ofour transportation funds is wasted on this Bypass..
  19. 19. Where wil we get the money needed forthe ‘Six Fixes’ to Rt. 29 ?
  20. 20. Starting to think this Bypass doesn’t make a lot of sense? Wel l, there’s more..
  21. 21. Let’s get someperspective here.
  22. 22. As it turns out,the Bypass isn’t much of a bypass.
  23. 23. In fact, it would onlybypass 4. 5 miles of Rt. 29.
  24. 24. So, this would leaveseven existing stoplights immediately north of the Bypass..
  25. 25. With at leasttwo more stoplightsalready approved..
  26. 26. Not to mention the other two that would beinstal led at the southern terminus of the Bypass.
  27. 27. With the projected development and population growth --these two areas of congestion are going to be bigger problems soon..
  28. 28. And the Bypasswon’t address those areas at al l. In fact, as we saw earlier..
  29. 29. At the end points ofthe Bypass, congestion wil actual ly get worse.
  30. 30. Add the current messthat the Bypass won’t solve, and what do we have?
  31. 31. Taxpayers down$250,000,000 -- with an ineffective bypass & three traffic messes to show for it.
  32. 32. =
  33. 33. Making matters worse, the Bypass wil take 4-5 years of construction to complete..
  34. 34. . . it wil run right by our community’sprimary water reservoir. .
  35. 35. . . and six local schools:
  36. 36. . . and six local schools:1) Agnor Hurt Elementary
  37. 37. . . and six local schools:1) Agnor Hurt Elementary 2) Albemarle High
  38. 38. . . and six local schools:1) Agnor Hurt Elementary 2) Albemarle High3) Mary Greer Elementary
  39. 39. . . and six local schools:1) Agnor Hurt Elementary 2) Albemarle High3) Mary Greer Elementary 4) Ivy Creek
  40. 40. . . and six local schools:1) Agnor Hurt Elementary 2) Albemarle High3) Mary Greer Elementary 4) Ivy Creek 5) Jack Jouett Middle
  41. 41. . . and six local schools:1) Agnor Hurt Elementary 2) Albemarle High3) Mary Greer Elementary 4) Ivy Creek 5) Jack Jouett Middle 6) St. Anne’s Belfield
  42. 42. The Bypass would expose our water supply and our children to higher levels of pol lution and new traffic dangers.
  43. 43. We deserve better.
  44. 44. TAKE ACTION:We deserve long-term, well-planned solutions for our traffic problems – like those laid out by the Six Fixes. EMAIL YOUR OFFICIALS TODAY (By using the link above)For more information: The Piedmont Environmental Councilvisit PEC’s Western Bypass webpage Charlottesville Office: (434) 977.2033or view Part I of this slide series.

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