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    Quote Originally Posted by bobco85 View Post
    What does the sidewalk on the south side of LRT look like? Does it extend east all the way to Hummer or does it angle southward and join Americana Dr? I haven't been out that way in a while and haven't seen the completion of the sidewalks.
    it extends east to heritage (its only called hummer NORTH of LRT). it goes straight to Heritage and does not angle south, but it looks like they have reserved space for a side turn to Americana. My assumption is that the project is completed (the equipment all seems to be gone) and that is for the future. But I have not been in touch with anyone official on this, and have been mistaken before (see post above).

    I think its a pretty good facility (I rode on it three times this past weekend - once eastbound, twice westbound). The seperation from traffic on LRT is less than ideal, but standard for the area. For those of us not fearless enough to ride on the general travel lanes of LRT (despite knowing that that would solve the problems of the freeway entrance/exit ramps) it provides access from "inner" Annandale to the south side of LRT outside the beltway - which means to the CCT. I think there are gaps in the sidewalk between the bridge and NVCC/Wakefield Chapel - but one could, I guess use the CCT to access residential streets that go that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lordofthemark View Post
    it extends east to heritage (its only called hummer NORTH of LRT). it goes straight to Heritage and does not angle south, but it looks like they have reserved space for a side turn to Americana. My assumption is that the project is completed (the equipment all seems to be gone) and that is for the future. But I have not been in touch with anyone official on this, and have been mistaken before (see post above).

    I think its a pretty good facility (I rode on it three times this past weekend - once eastbound, twice westbound). The seperation from traffic on LRT is less than ideal, but standard for the area. For those of us not fearless enough to ride on the general travel lanes of LRT (despite knowing that that would solve the problems of the freeway entrance/exit ramps) it provides access from "inner Annandale to the south side of LRT outside the beltway - which means to the CCT. I think there are gaps in the sidewalk between the bridge and NVCC/Wakefield Chapel - but one could, I guess use the CCT to access residential streets that go that way.
    Thanks for the update. I'm surprised they were able to continue the sidewalk on the south side. I remember thinking the space between the road and that little hill between LRT and Americana was too narrow for a full sidewalk when I was last there. I'm glad they finally completed the sidewalk.

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