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Old 08-28-2014, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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I should have posted a quote with it, I was directing the question at Dr. Bret. I like your idea better. A cross-city bike trail would be a good thing for Greenville.
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:00 AM
 
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The only future greenway plans I know about are in ECU's master plan which calls for continuing the green way to connect it with the athletic facilities which is sort of in the area of the mall. Maybe the city could continue the greenway from there.
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Old 08-29-2014, 04:38 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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are on the wrong side of the road or literally ride down the middle of the turning lane. Which is clearly angers the motorist and is insanely dangerous since apparently everyone here thinks it's sole purpose is for MERGING into traffic. I may be wrong, because I've never lived anywhere with these crazy middle turn lanes, but you're not supposed to turn onto the road directly into the middle turn lane to merge into traffic. The supposed three foot rule is a joke. I can't even ride on the shoulder in some areas because I get about 12" or less of clearance from people doing >40mph
There is a serious lack of traffic law enforcement in ALL of Pitt County. It seems like the local cops and the Highway Patrol take a live and let live attitude to driving. They let you do what you want, drive anything you want, as long as there isn't an accident. The mere threat that you might get a ticket is all that keeps most people from blatantly breaking the vehicle laws. Since the threat of a ticket is virtually nonexistent most people just do what they want. This is why Pitt County has the most dangerous roads in the state for both motorists and pedestrians alike.

I have lived in Pitt County for over 8 years now and I can only recall seeing the police making a traffic stop less than 5 times. I have never seen them use radar. I have never seen them setup a single drunk driving checkpoint.

Is so far as using the center turn lanes to merge into traffic goes, I sent an email to the Highway Patrol and asked about it. They told me that using the center turn lane in this fashion is not illegal.
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:28 AM
 
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What is the Frontgate retail corridor referenced in the WITN article about possible development/city bonds?
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:49 AM
 
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What is the Frontgate retail corridor referenced in the WITN article about possible development/city bonds?
Yea, I'd love to get a hand on the pdf for that proposal to the Bond committee. I'd love to see what they have come up with in detail!
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:10 AM
 
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The only future greenway plans I know about are in ECU's master plan which calls for continuing the green way to connect it with the athletic facilities which is sort of in the area of the mall. Maybe the city could continue the greenway from there.
If it was anything like Wilmington's..it would look to connect these features...

Vidant to The Town Common to ECU to Green Springs to ECU Athletic Complex to Mall and back toward JH Rose and up around Hooker to the Convention Center area. The Green Springs area needs to connect to Jaycee Park and the Sports Connection...and in the long run find a path to Bells Fork and finally to Boyd Lee Park on Corey Rd.

There has been seemingly never-ending discussion of a footbridge crossing over the Tar River connecting to River Park North and seemingly it would make sense to connect to ECU's intramural fields at North Campus Crossing.
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:28 AM
 
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Parking deck is coming along nicely!
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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wow, that is crazy how it is all done pre-fab now days. Goes up in no time.
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:29 AM
 
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A Cross City Trail could partially be funded by Vidant. But the CITY, not Froggs, needs to get serious about building it, like Wilmington has.

It should link parks, major entities (like ECU/Vidant/Mall or commercial areas). There are some plans, but never any real funding.
My post about FROGGS is that organization can put pressure/show support in expansion of the Greenway. They're an established group advocating for this position. So not only can people get in contact with the city council, they can support FROGGS as well.
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:35 AM
 
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A Cross City Trail could partially be funded by Vidant. But the CITY, not Froggs, needs to get serious about building it, like Wilmington has.

It should link parks, major entities (like ECU/Vidant/Mall or commercial areas). There are some plans, but never any real funding.
I am not sure if Vidant can legally fund a project like that. Plus if you believe the reports about their revenue falling, they don't have excess capital laying around. Lastly, I would HOPE they would help fund ECU Health Sciences projects (new buildings etc.) before something like this.
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