Posted inBike and Walk, Chapel Hill Town Council, Connectivity, Development review, Planning Board: Chapel Hill

R.E.M., Chapel Hill, and the Importance of Micro-Connections

Music aficionados are likely familiar with R.E.M.’s place in the local music scene in the early days of the band’s career. The band played its first show outside of Georgia at the Station in Carrboro, where the members met Jefferson Holt, who went on to manage R.E.M. for 15 years as it grew into America’s […]

Posted inCarrboro Town Council

Carrboro Town Council meeting petition is not equitable

A new petition is circulating from the BetterCarrboro listserv encouraging immediate in-person meetings for the Carrboro Town Council. One signer writers, “Time to stop hiding behind Zoom curtain. Real people are not digital images.” As of this writing, the petition has 14 signatures. I disagree that Zoom meetings have limited public participation or are different […]

Posted inBike and Walk

Keep the trails and sidewalks open

For a community to truly support people who travel by walking/rolling, biking, and taking transit, like Chapel Hill aspires to do, it needs to make sure people can rely on roads and trails being open for their use.  So while it’s important to build safe walking and biking facilities like sidewalks, protected bike lanes, separated […]