When the final leg of I-485 opened in June, motorists cheered its unclogged lanes. But a look at traffic count data for the outerbelt segments that opened 20 years ago in south Mecklenburg indicates...
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Sydney Idzikowski is the Associate Director of the Institute for Social Capital (ISC), where she works with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community to both share and use data to understand complex community issues and find cross-sector solutions. Sydney holds a Bachelors of Social Work from Warren Wilson College and a Masters in Social Work from UNC-Chapel Hill.
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