Happy Thursday Thursday Blog Blog readers. We liveblogged the Chapel Hill Town Council meeting last night. Here’s what we’re reading today:

Hundreds of Carrboro High students walk out in protest for abortion rights

Between 250 and 300 students left campus to walk toward the Old Well on UNC Chapel Hill’s campus. (CBS17)

Interactive Bike Map

An interactive GIS map for Carrboro and Chapel Hill (BikeCarrboro.org)

The Yimbyist City in America

“Getting people to focus on the future has been one of the biggest challenges throughout the process, says Cyr. Planning, he argues, is about extending the desirable traits of a community to more people. And it’s about what the future looks like, “not simply identifying what you currently have.” (Discourse Magazine)

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