I somehow missed that you said you biked on first, not third. Sorry for the confusion.
Still, this discussion is about Giant Eagle, which is going to be on Third. So my point still stands that this is not a pedestrian friendly street.
If your point was that that Grandview has other streets that *are* walkable/bikable, then I agree with you. But I don't see how that helps a whole lot with access to this new Giant Eagle location.
I totally agree that 3rd past Northwest is atrocious. Keep in mind however that those pics you showed are the "before" pics. And the pic we are all going off of is a computer generated simulation of a satellite phote. I am not sure I believe the press release about 6000 parking spots. The Giant Eagle location is going to fill 12 acres with the building and parking in total.
The average parking spot is about 200 square feet not including space between the aisles to drive in. 200sq ft times 6000 divided by 43560 sq ft per acre is over 27 acres, and that does not include the driving space, which pushes it closer to 45 acres. That is bigger than the whole Grandview Yard project. I think the numbers are off. I dont think the sea of asphalt will be as big as people think. 12 acres would only support 1600 spots total if there was no building at all. I think they meant to say 600 spots maybe.
Some are already bashing this development mercilously and calling it a failure and it is not complete yet. Not even 20% complete yet. I think NWR will do a better job than some around here think. I think people will be pleased at the end product. I will wait for the "after" pics before I judge it.