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Old 07-30-2009, 09:12 PM
 
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I heard through the grapevine that the Wakefield HOA was holding a meeting with City officials to discuss the falls of neuse widening project. I am not a wakefield resident but was hoping to sit in on the meeting but other plans came up. Anybody else go? Any new developments?

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Old 07-31-2009, 08:06 AM
 
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I wasn't there, but I'm kind of surprised so many people don't want a median, they add so much to the look of the city and help prevent head on and cross collisions, but Raleigh seems averse to medians in favor of huge expanses of asphalt that doesn't have the same aesthetic quality. Coming from Charlotte and seeing some of the median roads, I think they look 100 times better. Function over form I guess.
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Old 07-31-2009, 01:38 PM
 
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I wasn't there, but I'm kind of surprised so many people don't want a median, they add so much to the look of the city and help prevent head on and cross collisions, but Raleigh seems averse to medians in favor of huge expanses of asphalt that doesn't have the same aesthetic quality. Coming from Charlotte and seeing some of the median roads, I think they look 100 times better. Function over form I guess.
Even though I agree medians look better that stretch of road would be a traffic nightmare with medians in my opinion.

There are too many driveways & subdivision entrances for medians on that road. Each median would be very small and then if you have cars trying to turn left there would be no center line to drive on while merging. If they made longer medians then you'd basically turn the road into Capital Blvd with more lights and u-turns.

I just don't see how medians work there but I do agree they are better in the right setting.
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