CDOT http://wfae.org en A Trifling Place, Episode 16: Where The Sidewalks At? http://wfae.org/post/trifling-place-episode-16-where-sidewalks <p>Welcome to <a href="http://www.wfae.org/topic/trifling-place" target="_blank"><em>A Trifling Place</em></a>, a podcast dedicated to exploring the ins-and-outs of Charlotte.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:03:51 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 46871 at http://wfae.org A Trifling Place, Episode 16: Where The Sidewalks At? Seniors At AARP Summit: We Want To 'Age In Place' http://wfae.org/post/seniors-aarp-summit-we-want-age-place <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There's a long list of things that senior citizens in Charlotte want: &nbsp;affordable housing, better building standards, more transportation options, sidewalks and </span>greenways<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>AARP sponsored a conference today at Queens University that included top city leaders, city planners and residents to discuss ideas for improving Charlotte's quality of life.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:20:03 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 39704 at http://wfae.org Seniors At AARP Summit: We Want To 'Age In Place' Sidewalk Project Design Begins Year After Garinger H.S. Student's Death http://wfae.org/post/sidewalk-project-design-begins-year-after-garinger-hs-students-death <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte Transportation officials received public input Tuesday night on a dangerous intersection it’s in the process of redesigning. The intersection near </span>Garinger<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> High School has been the site of 42 crashes in three years, and the death of a teenager crossing the street.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 13:30:11 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 35988 at http://wfae.org Sidewalk Project Design Begins Year After Garinger H.S. Student's Death A Trifling Place, Episode 7: Turn Green Already! http://wfae.org/post/trifling-place-episode-7-turn-green-already <p><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Welcome to “<a href="http://www.wfae.org/topic/trifling-place" target="_blank">A Trifling Place</a>,” a podcast dedicated to exploring the ins-and-outs of Charlotte.</span></p><p><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Every city has its share of traffic issues. In Charlotte, for example, there are a lot of complaints about rush hour near </span><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Ballantyne</span><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5"> on I-485. (Relief is coming.&nbsp;</span><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">That section of the road is scheduled to be expanded to three lanes by December 2014.</span><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">)</span></p><p>But today we're not talking about the quality of the Charlotte region’s roads. We’ll focus on an issue the Charlotte Department of Transportation has a little more control over: traffic lights.</p><p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:27:12 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 23578 at http://wfae.org A Trifling Place, Episode 7: Turn Green Already! Charlotte Raps About RAP (Reverse Angle Parking) http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-raps-about-rap-reverse-angle-parking <p>There are some new backward parking spaces in Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood neighborhood. The city’s put in reverse angle parking along three blocks of Commonwealth Ave – spaces that are angled against the direction of traffic, designed to be backed into. It’s part of a $4 million project to make the area more pedestrian and bike friendly.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The reverse spaces also serve to narrow the street and slow down traffic. But, the concept of backing into these spaces goes against what we’re used to. And the result is a lot of confusion.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 22567 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Raps About RAP (Reverse Angle Parking)