Every city has its navigational quirks, often made better or worse by the quality of road signs. As the Democratic National Convention approaches in Charlotte, its a fair bet that out-of-towners might find some of Charlottes road signs a bit befuddling.
For many years, Charlotte newcomers have learned that, yes, there is an intersection of Queens and Queens. And that not all routes to the airport are entirely obvious. In recent years, Interstate 485 has introduced its own complications, such as requiring that a driver come to terms with inner and outer as directional guides. Or when entering the outerbelt on the far east side of Mecklenburg County, giving a driver the choice of Columbia or Greensboro instead of closer towns.
Convention attendees will use the airport and spend a lot of time in uptown. Many will stay at hotels along major routes. Which road signs are they likely to find confusing? Are there any spots that ought to have a sign but dont? Are the routes to the airport marked clearly enough for a rental-car driver? What signs could help make the trip into uptown go better?
Post a comment below describing the road sign problem you know of, or snap a photo and email it to staff writer Lindsay Ruebens at email@example.com. You can also call Ruebens at 704-358-5294.