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Buzz Bowman 05-24-2019 09:18 AM

Getting to Lowes by golf cart
 
Anybody know if you can get to Lowes on 466A by golf cart?

JSR22 05-24-2019 09:22 AM

Trailwinds is not golf cart accessible.

drcar 05-24-2019 09:25 AM

Legally you can not by regular cart.

villagetinker 05-24-2019 10:09 AM

The area where Lowe's is located is actually Wildwood, and there is no golf cart access to that area. I am not sure that a 'street legal' golf cart can get there as all of the roads are 40 or 45 mph and you must travel a short distance on 466a.

Buzz Bowman 05-24-2019 12:04 PM

Thanks so much for the info. Decided to take a cart ride and see how close I could get. Made it to Pinellas shopping center where i parked the cart and walked over to Lowes About a 10 min walk but had to cross 466A without any crosswalks.....yes, I jay walked! Would love to see an Ace Hardware go in at The Colony
buzz

villagetinker 05-24-2019 12:28 PM

There are 2 ACE hardware stiores in the area, Wildwood route 301, just north of Huey (no golf cart access), and Wedgewood drive, near the Publix. The one on wedgewood carries a lot of stuff unique to the villages.

Arctic Fox 05-24-2019 01:11 PM

I try to use ACE over Lowes and Home Depot if I can. They are franchises so need our support if they are to remain in business. They are usually easier to get to and, as VT says, often stock unique items.

OpusX1 05-24-2019 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Arctic Fox (Post 1652123)
I try to use ACE over Lowes and Home Depot if I can. They are franchises so need our support if they are to remain in business. They are usually easier to get to and, as VT says, often stock unique items.

This plus they are so very helpful, almost alway have a person stationed at the entrance to direct you to what you need.

karostay 05-24-2019 03:42 PM

Hold your breath x your fingers go like H.E.L.L

JerryLBell 05-24-2019 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by drcar (Post 1652076)
Legally you can not by regular cart.

You can't do it by street legal cart either as those are limited to streets with speed limits no higher than 35 mph. I don't believe you can even cross streets in a street legal cart if the speed limit on the street you're crossing is higher than 35 mph.

Not that any of that stops some people...

Dan9871 05-24-2019 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by JerryLBell (Post 1652170)

Not that any of that stops some people...

Like the person who died last year trying to cross 441in a cart by the hospital last year.

EdFNJ 05-24-2019 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Buzz Bowman (Post 1652073)
Anybody know if you can get to Lowes on 466A by golf cart?

No, but if you are street legal once they finish construction there you will be able to cross at the Pinellas light.

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Originally Posted by JerryLBell (Post 1652170)
You can't do it by street legal cart either as those are limited to streets with speed limits no higher than 35 mph. I don't believe you can even cross streets in a street legal cart if the speed limit on the street you're crossing is higher than 35 mph.

Yes, you can cross any road in a street legal golf cart even if the speed limit is 45mph as long as there is a traffic control device. I have crossed 44 & 441 many times once with a cop sitting in his car on the corner. Also 466A past Powell, Powell and 301 south is all 35mph and street legal accessible.

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Originally Posted by Dan9871 (Post 1652188)
Like the person who died last year trying to cross 441in a cart by the hospital last year.

I'd bet there are more people killed crossing 441 walking or driving cars or on bicycles or riding horses then there are killed crossing in a golf cart. Accidents happen everywhere and all the time.


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