We see this new requirement as an opportunity to try to get a handle on congestion before it gets really irritating. If we are successful, 20 years from now we will still feel that congestion isn’t that bad in Roanoke.
We have been taking “congestion snapshots” using Google Traffic in the morning, lunch, early afternoon (first shift) and afternoon (rush hour) for several months. The three images presented here are congestion spots that recur on multiple occasions: Cave Spring Corners, Tanglewood Mall, and SE Roanoke/Town of Vinton. Please tell us how you would address traffic congestion in these locations. Would you add buses, build more roads, use technology such as coordinated signals, add park and ride lots, or a combination of the above approaches. Please use the comment box at the bottom of this blog to tell us what you would do!
This is the first of several congestion related blogs that will feature different congestion spots in the Valley. This is your chance to provide input and to help the region get a handle on congestion before it is a problem. If the Roanoke Valley is successful, the triumph will be congestion problems that do not occur in the future. Help the region be an unsung hero with regards to congestion by providing your input today so we can all avoid congestion tomorrow.