Sunday, October 4, 2015

Essex County routes (1953)

Following is the list of municipalities showing county highways in each and their mileage length:

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Former Lynx bus routes

Early history is very incomplete. The oldest map I have is from June 3, 1990 (when it was Tri-County Transit). The Internet Archive has 1998, 2000, and on.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Pennsylvania state route laws (cities)

Most of this comes from Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes (1961).

The city streets to be taken over, under the provisions of this act, in the cities hereinafter named, shall be designated by numbers, to be hereafter assigned by the Secretary of Highways, and are situate and described as follows:

Friday, April 3, 2015

A quiet 12-mile one-way bike ride through Dr. Phillips and Bay Hill

This connects the two county parks in the Dr. Phillips area, Dr. P. Phillips Community Park (A) and Shadow Bay Park (B) (note that the back entrance off Fawn Ridge Road is not shown on the Goog). If you're not local, you can park at either end, or take the bus to Vineland Road and use Lake Cane-Turkey Lake-Lake Marsha-Spring Run to join the route near its north end. Crossings of major roads are at traffic lights, and all segments are quiet residential streets except for the south end on Darlene (which is a busier two-lane collector with sidewalks).

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Local history: Fenton Street

Fenton Street is a short double-ended dead end running east and west from Apopka-Vineland Road along a section line between Vineland and Dr. Phillips. It was most likely named after an early resident of the area (just like nearby Smith-Bennett Road, Darlene Drive, and Kilgore Road). To the west, it is paved in chipseal, and provides access to Progress Energy's Vineland Substation and several houses. To the east, the only developed properties along the road are the two-grave Vineland Cemetery and a BellSouth cell tower. It is this section that I will discuss.