Motivated by the city-wide monument discussion and signs of road improvement in sync with the recently adopted Vision Zero plan last October, there was optimism that the Carrington Street Review would gain some traction. Yet once presented to the city, the response couldn’t be more Richmond. Citing a Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) study from two years ago, Richmond Public Works – the agency tasked with road upkeep – found that “less than 100 drivers” go through the whole length of Carrington Street in a day so “not an issue”. But there is a nefarious technicality within all this. If one were only counting people who drove the entire course of Carrington Street, the number wouldn’t be problematic. According to Raymond, if one were to include the number of people driving along the numerous intersections across the street, 100 would turn into around 3,000 in any given day. “There’s probably a thousand people who cross Carrington at the intersections every day,” he saidThere is now a survey being circulated. If you’d like to give your opinion on the potential repairs and upkeep, then fill out this survey.
Featured Image: Sonny Raymond This past April, John Donegan from RVA Magazine, wrote about Union Hill’s Carrington Street. He deemed it the “worst road in Richmond”. Here’s a passage: