Survey on Carrington Street’s bumpy conditions gives locals an opportunity


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — People who have driven, walked or biked on Carrington Street in Richmond know the journey can be a bit bumpy due to the cobblestones on the road. 

Members of the New Visions Civic League of the East End want to hear from locals about how to improve the road in a new survey. 

“It’s just a short bumpy ride,” Sharron Smith, an East End resident said.

For Smith, the cobblestones of Carrington are a way of life. 

“I love the character, I love the historic piece of having the streets that aren’t smoothly paved,” Smith told 8News. 

When Smith walks on the street she makes sure to be aware of her surroundings. 

“Sometimes get on the sidewalk because I know I have to be very careful,” Smith said. “It’s bumpy and that’s expected but there’s some holes in the street that I have to be careful about so I am always aware of that. Some of the overgrowth extends.”

Members of the New Visions Civic League of the East End have drafted a survey for locals.

The survey asks 12 questions to find out what repairs and safety improvements people would like to see, such as adding sidewalks, paving the street or restore asphalt patches to cobblestone. 

“Maintain it. It has holes you know everywhere,” Smith explained. “Patch them up so it can be a smoother transition, whether you’re walking, whether you are driving, whether you are biking.”

Smith told 8News she is considering filling out the survey, but also shared advice to drivers who may drive on Carrington Street. 

“There are a few holes right now so if you don’t ruin your tires or damage your car in any way, they aren’t very deep but you should just be careful,” Smith said.

Results of the survey will be shared with City Council member Cynthia Newbille at the end of the month. 

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