Charlotte Department of Transportation 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' Skyline Worry: Noise Walls Along I-277 Stir Debate http://wfae.org/post/skyline-worry-noise-walls-along-i-277-stir-debate <p>The project to add high occupancy toll lanes on I-77 from uptown Charlotte north to Mooresville will bring more traffic noise to homes and businesses along the road. &nbsp;So, the DOT wants to build concrete noise walls along several stretches, including northern parts of the 277 loop. It’s that part of the wall that city leaders are concerned could block the view of the uptown skyline. But, as WFAE’s Duncan McFadyen reports, the choice of whether to build the wall or not falls to a handful of residents and property owners.</p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:35:00 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 39711 at http://wfae.org Skyline Worry: Noise Walls Along I-277 Stir Debate