Monday, September 06, 2004

Wrong Roads?

What are the true forbidden passes in Hampton Roads or elsewhere?

6 comments:

Liz Schleeper said...

Recent editorial in Pilot praised Va Bch’s efforts to build connecting bike lanes/ trails and said that it’s “foolhardy” to ride a bike over the Lesner Bridge. I laughed a little, thinking of how tame that section of road is compared to so many others around when considering road conditions, narrowing of roads, absence of radar, truck traffic, etc. My top 3 avoided sections of road in Norfolk: Tidewater Dr. between Little Creek south to downtown; Hampton Blvd between 38th St south to midtown tunnel; all of Military Hwy (aesthetics reasons mostly there).

Hammer Tillubleed said...

I really don't like the section of west-bound Laskin Road between Birdneck and the bridge at Linkhorn Bay. There is no shoulder in front of the office building at 1206 Laskin (the road seems to shrink to 1.75 lanes), and the concrete surface is cracking. But how else are you going to get from the oceanfront to Hilltop?

Fast Old Guy said...

I echo the comments about Laskin Road between the Oceanfront to Hilltop. Shore Drive between Northampton Blvd and Great Neck is another area that I detest. The Lesner bridge is fine in a big group but if you are alone it can be very dangerous, especially when there is a brisk crosswind and the cars aren't giving you much leeway.

Fast Old Guy said...

I forgot my all time most hated stretch of road in VB. General Booth from Dam Neck to Croatan. I have had more people almost kill me in that section than anywhere else. For some reason once it turns into Atlantic Ave you don't have that problem.

alltoowell said...

Oddly enough, many bike lanes and paved trails near roads are to be avoided. They collect so much broken glass and debris that flats are inevitable.

Anonymous said...

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