Those of you who read Greensboro Daily Photo know that we try really hard to support locally-owned businesses. Today took us to West Wendover Avenue which is the super busy land of retail franchises. Wendover is Greensboro's major east/west street, connected to the interstates (I- 40, 73, 85) and main US highways (US220, 29, 421 & 70). It is hard to believe that Wendover was once a small, sleepy road until it was widened in 1971 and paved in 1973. In 1972, car dealer Dean Green started buying land there for a car dealership, starting the wave of auto dealers who continue to dominate West Wendover today.
The above photo reflects the intensity of a trip down Wendover near the I-40 interchange. Driving defensively and allowing just enough stopping distance to be safe, yet not so much that people zip in front of you, seems to be the secret to having a save trip here. Today is ABC Wednesday, and for our A-Z Alphabet Series, "W" is for Wendover.* What are your thoughts about driving on busy roads with seemingly unlimited access to shopping the big box stores?
* See reference and more information about Wendover Avenue, here.