Enraged screams: Turmoil preceded train track fatality
Published on Feb 12th, 2013
60 comments Around 8pm February 11, Emily Bolden was outside her Albemarle County house beside the original Woolen Mills, gathering sticks to make a fire when she heard screams to the east. A woman's screams....
What is the city but the people?–- Shakespeare
Published on Feb 17th, 2011
0 comments My neighbor Roy (pictured here) recalls driving his aunt Emma Amiss‘ dairy cow from her house on Woolen Mills Road to the pasture on the south side of the railroad tracks via this lane. Back then,...
Pedestrian struck on Water Street
Published on Nov 12th, 2010
16 comments A pedestrian was struck in the 100 block of West Water Street just after 1pm. The incident occurred as a female pedestrian crossed mid-block in front of the Chloe boutique, according to a witness,...
Pedestrian struck
Published on May 7th, 2010
39 comments Update 3:01pm: City spokesperson Ric Barrick confirms the female struck by a vehicle at Fifth and Market streets this morning was not seriously injured. The driver of the vehicle was cited with...
Pedestrian hit on High Street
Published on Apr 17th, 2010
0 comments A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the 1100 block of East High Street around 6:30pm, according to a dispatch from the Emergency Communications Center, which noted bleeding from the head and...
Pedestrian struck on Lee Street
Published on Mar 15th, 2010
8 comments The Emergency Communications Center reports that a 48-year-old male pedestrian has been struck by a Chevy Lumina in the 1200 block of Lee Street. The pedestrian is reportedly alert and talking. The...
Snap: Remaking the crosswalks
Published on Dec 17th, 2009
1 comments A contractor jack-hammers out a cobblestoney set of concrete pavers Wednesday, December 16, installed as part of an early 1990s Corner district overhaul. The city is now overhauling many crosswalks...
Snap: Foot-commuting on Rugby
Published on Oct 27th, 2009
0 comments People who appear to be UVA students stroll south past Fayerweather Hall and Madison Bowl, aka "Mad Bowl," on Rugby Road at 8:43am on Wednesday, October 21.
2nd ped hit in 7 days
Published on Oct 16th, 2009
11 comments A 6:42am dispatch from the Emergency Communications Center indicates that a pedestrian has been struck by a vehicle on River Road near the VFW hall. One week ago, Friday night, someone was struck on...
Female hit by car on Emmet
Published on Sep 23rd, 2009
32 comments Thursday 11:54am update: The pedestrian has been identified as 65-year-old Mahin Koorang-Beheshti of Charlottesville, who was transported by rescue squad with serious injuries, according to Albemarle...
Crosswalk danger: Another pedestrian hit
Published on Jun 1st, 2009
13 comments Pat Craig was struck in a crosswalk as she and her 16-year-old poodle, Lady, crossed South Street on Monday morning, June 1. PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART Spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on...
Uncalming: Traffic bumps causing damage, anger
Published on May 26th, 2009
33 comments This new concrete speed bump at Second Street NW has been gouged from passing vehicles. PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART No one questions whether drivers should go slowly as they cross the Downtown Mall....
Another ped hit in city
Published on May 9th, 2009
8 comments Despite new spending on pedestrian safety, another person has been hit by a vehicle. The latest incident occurred around 6pm on Saturday, May 9 near the intersection of Oak Street and South First...
Safer streets: Crackdowns, crosswalks help peds
Published on May 8th, 2009
5 comments A city public works crew installs a new crosswalk on April 22. Using city employees instead of outside contractors to implement pedestrian safety recommendations has offered "huge savings," says City...
Snap o' the Day: New ped button
Published on Apr 29th, 2009
0 comments Walkers, including blind ones (thanks to braille printing and an audible indicator), now have a new button to press to get a white light to cross McIntire Road and Preston Avenue, in what appears to...
Snap o' the Day: Making it ped-friendly
Published on Apr 22nd, 2009
5 comments A City crew heats the pavement at the outlet of Old Preston Avenue at Market Street at 8:20am on April 22 in preparation for the application of crosswalk stripes. A week earlier, a crew ripped up the...
Syndicate content