Sunday, January 27, 2019

Traffic comparison; DPAC to STPAC

Driving directions from DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC 27701, to STPAC, 300 N Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401, shows it takes 50 min (53.4 miles) via I-85 S, with usuall traffic.

It takes 9 min, or (4.0 mi), getting off the highway at I-40 exit 224 onto E Gate City Blvd, to Murrow Blvd, turning left at the 2nd cross street onto E Friendly Ave, to N Elm St, where STPAC at 300 N Elm St. is on the right.

Leaving STPAC, with usuall traffic, which it won't be, will take 11 minutes and 4.5 miles to get back to the highway, which will include a left onto E Market St, a right onto Murrow Blvd, a left at the 1st cross street onto E Gate City Blvd and back to I40, most of which is through the poorest part of Greensboro.
Once off the highway heading to DPAC, 3 min (0.6 mi), Turn left onto S Roxboro St, 0.3 mi, Turn left onto W Pettigrew St, 0.2 mi, Turn left onto S Mangum St, 203 ft and right onto Vivian Street.

Leaving DPAC, it shows it takes 1 min (0.4 mi) to get back on the highway with the usual traffic.

Last time I was there we were on the highway in 10 minutes coming out of a parking deck.

Our overlords wanted it downtown to profit from local real estate instead of at the coliseum, where Koury etc... gets the heads on beds.

Elm Street is going to be a parking lot at 11:30pm, when the shows end, which is going to effect attendance to the downside.

There is no easy egress or ingress, which as was found out with the Billy Joel concert in Winston, is a very serious problem for a $90 million performing arts center.,+Vivian+Street,+Durham,+NC/300+N+Elm+St,+Greensboro,+NC+27401/@36.0347557,-79.9051487,9z/data=!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x89ace46c494ce6bb:0xc266ae4a60dc2ee7!2m2!1d-78.9021923!2d35.993248!1m5!1m1!1s0x885319261ae36dd3:0x82871b7b3899205c!2m2!1d-79.789623!2d36.07528!3e0

It takes 4 min (0.6 mi) in usual traffic from the highway in Charlotte to get to the Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center at 130 N Tryon St.

It takes 8 min (3.8 mi) once on Freeman Mill Rd. to get to STPAC, via S Edgeworth St and W Market St to N Elm St.,+North+Tryon+Street,+Charlotte,+NC/300+N+Elm+St,+Greensboro,+NC+27401/@35.6592419,-81.4515514,8z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x8856a024b8384e31:0x9212ce70fdd736c7!2m2!1d-80.8415419!2d35.2273169!1m5!1m1!1s0x885319261ae36dd3:0x82871b7b3899205c!2m2!1d-79.789623!2d36.07528!3e0