Bike lanes blocked by cars are no longer bike lanes. The good news is that the number of blocked bike lanes should go down soon.
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It is now officially illegal to park in bike lanes in the City of Richmond, whether or not they have a no-parking sign. Thanks to Councilmember Andreas Addison for leading this as a part of his Safe Streets for All package!
Councilmember Addison has a new appreciation for non-car commuters after spending all of November car-free. He summed up his experience here.
Our City’s Roads or Any City for that Matter
There is no local connection to this story just a neat website that lets you get an image of the streets of any city. Similar to the popular design by Studio Two Three but you can pick your Mom’s town. You can play with the colors and download an image as I did above or just grab screenshots after zooming in as I did below. there are some minor errors like a mystery road going to Belle Isle but overall it’s an interesting way to look at the city. I also checked out some fairly small cities I’m familiar with in other states and it did an excellent job on those as well.
Andrei Kashcha @anvaka created the website. For the technology-minded of you out there it downloads roads from OpenStreetMap and renders them with WebGL. You can find the entire source code here. If you love his website you can buy him a coffee, but it’s not mandatory.
FHNA January Meeting this Tuesday
Find out more about Richmond Symphony’s Big Tent Event that will be happening in June.
The monthly Forest Hill Neighborhood Association meeting is Tuesday, January 21st, 7-8 PM at the Forest Hill Presbyterian Church
4401 Forest Hill Avenue.
This month’s agenda includes:
- Updates from RDP
- Updates 4th District Councilperson Kristen Larson
- Presentation of the 2020 Proposed budget
- Presentation by the Richmond Symphony Orchestra about the upcoming RSO Big Tent Event in Forest Hill Park in June
Pamunkey Indian Tribe Announces Plans for Casino in Manchester
Are you feeling lucky? If all goes according to plan you’ll be able to test that luck in Manchester.
The Pamunkey Indian Tribe announced today plans to build a casino resort on 36 acres of land near Ingram and Commerce Avenue. The tribe is in the process of securing all the land necessary. If everything goes according to plan the resort will be the home to a 275-room hotel, 1,000 space parking lot, restaurants and of course gambling. The estimated cost of the project is $350 million.
This announcement follows a similar announcement made on Monday. Monday the tribe signed an agreement with Norfolk on a proposed $700 million casino along the Elizabeth River.
They’ve launched a Facebook page All in for Richmond Casino, that currently only has a rendering of the casino but promises updates.