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#71 TNPanther

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:31 PM

To me the worst part of Charlotte is work traffic and more so the lack of optional transportation. I know there is a bus line, but most people live outside of Charlotte, and the park and ride could be OK if you are going uptown but not really helpful for other places you work. Granted it's not as bad as other cities, but I remember reading that Charlotte is the #1 gas guzzling city in America, because of nonexistent other options. Maybe one day when 74 work is done, 485 finished (and 485 at 85) it'll be better, but who knows. Our city grew up too fast, therefore we're lagging behind on other things, but all in due time.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:33 PM

Which is utterly useless to 70% of Charlotte. It sure is pretty though!

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:37 PM

Right, Lynx would be sweet if I didn't have to drive out of the way to get on it and if it actually went where I worked lol. I use it to go to Panthers/Bobcats/concerts though.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:40 PM

I feel that Charlotte takes me for granted.

It's going to miss me when I retire and move to the Florida Keys to live on my boat with a 3 legged bulldog named Kevin. Just wait and see.....

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:48 PM

Right, Lynx would be sweet if I didn't have to drive out of the way to get on it and if it actually went where I worked lol. I use it to go to Panthers/Bobcats/concerts though.


Aren't there plans set in stone to expand it?

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:02 PM

Which is utterly useless to 70% of Charlotte. It sure is pretty though!



Lynx is great, we just need more of it, lots more. I'm looking forward to the extension to the University.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:48 PM

I'll take Wilmington, thank you.

And I will visit your city for Panthers games, and not much more.

Pretty skyline though.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:22 PM

Lynx is great, we just need more of it, lots more. I'm looking forward to the extension to the University.


For real. I'm in Chicago this week and I love being able to take the train from the airport (there's an idea Charlotte!) into the city. Someday, 50 years from now, the lightrail might offer a few more options than 485 to uptown.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:29 PM

I am from a small town in TN. I live in a small town in NC. I see little difference. (Really no difference) When I moved to NC, the worst thing was that Jesse Helms was a senator from NC. I would never compare Knoxville to Charlotte...of course Charlotte has more....except for a major university. UT has been the center of Knoxville for a long time.


http://en.wikipedia....ille,_Tennessee

http://en.wikipedia...._North_Carolina


Look at the stats. Charlotte is much larger than Knoxville. Not sure why anyone wants to compare the two.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:35 PM

To me the worst part of Charlotte is work traffic and more so the lack of optional transportation. I know there is a bus line, but most people live outside of Charlotte, and the park and ride could be OK if you are going uptown but not really helpful for other places you work. Granted it's not as bad as other cities, but I remember reading that Charlotte is the #1 gas guzzling city in America, because of nonexistent other options. Maybe one day when 74 work is done, 485 finished (and 485 at 85) it'll be better, but who knows. Our city grew up too fast, therefore we're lagging behind on other things, but all in due time.

True that. Traffic is fugging retarded in Charlotte. It would be nice to actually be able to use the I-85 instead of highway 29 for once.


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