Locust Avenue

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Locust Avenue is a major roadway in Charlottesville that runs between downtown and the Route 250 bypass.

In 2016 the city planned and implemented low-cost traffic-calming alternatives on the roadway. [1] Residents were briefed on the program in February 2018. [2]

Constant speeding on the road led retired University of Virginia professor Paul Reynolds to write software to track speeds of vehicles passing his house. He concluded in late January that at least 85 percent of vehicles were over the 25 mile per hour speed limit. [3] Data from April continued the trend. [4] In August, Reynolds presented data demonstrating the traffic-calming was not working. [5]

Traffic-calming pilot

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  1. Web. Locust Avenue residents given traffic-calming choices, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, January 16, 2016, retrieved December 27, 2016.
  2. Web. City engineer briefs Martha Jefferson residents on Locust Avenue traffic calming, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 26, 2018, retrieved March 5, 2018.
  3. Web. Citizen-built technology tracks Locust Avenue speeders, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, January 31, 2016, retrieved December 29, 2016.
  4. Web. Citizen-powered speed cameras identify new danger zones, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 25, 2016, retrieved January 2, 2017.
  5. Web. Speed camera activist: Locust Avenue changes don’t slow traffic, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, August 31, 2016, retrieved January 11, 2017.