Charlottesville, VA – December 18, 2014 – The Charlottesville City Council has learned more about how the West Main Street corridor might be redesigned to make the road a public space that is safer for cyclists and pedestrians. It comes with a cost estimate as high as $30 million, if utility lines are moved underground.
Proposed transportation enhancements include larger transit stops, safer bike facilities and wider sidewalks.
“We’ve given you a design in which a double-stroller would never again have to go into the street,” said Karina Ricks, a transportation planner with Nelson Nygaard, a firm working on the project with Rhodeside & Harwell.
(Charlottesville Tomorrow, Sean Tubbs)