PayneTrainSG t1_jd2x2i2 wrote

I do think CCPS has a policy where you can't name a school after anyone alive. Some kind of 30 years after death policy probably gives time to contextualize a person. I would not have a problem with Barack Obama having an elementary school named after him in 2100, but while he was a sitting president? Not my idea of a good idea.

That being said, there are plenty of neighborhood names you could slap on neighborhood schools, along with plenty of amorphous things that vaguely represent Richmond or Virginia you could use. Dogwood Elementary. Cardinal Middle. Forest Hill High.


PayneTrainSG t1_ja92838 wrote

Oddly enough, I was waiting for a flight one day when I saw a Delaware North rep doing a walk-through of changing away from Caribou and was waiting for this to finally come. Glad it was this. At the end of the day, it will still be mediocre operators but hopefully supplying the shops won't be as abysmal as they were under caribou.


PayneTrainSG t1_j9dhgf3 wrote

My dream would essentially turn Franklin/Monument into an East-West bike highway that runs from Willow Lawn to Main Street Station. Mixture of tunnels under bigger roads, and 2/3 of secondary streets that intersect it with modal filters and the remainder with bike-priority signal and intersection design.


PayneTrainSG t1_j9d329w wrote

If this city had a high supply of cash and didn't know what to do with it, one thing I would spend it on would be a bike lane tunnel under Belivdere for the Franklin lanes east of Franklin that pops the lanes out on the Monroe Park side of the street until Monument. I can't imagine riding a bike through that with any considerable speed even on a green light.


PayneTrainSG t1_j6daatz wrote

Yeah it’s a midwest chain; my understanding is that some guy from richmond had it out there and liked it enough to bring it back here. It’s not life changing, but it’s probably the best fried chicken you can get in a fast casual environment. Potato wedges and sauces carry it over the line.