Happy Friday, y’all! Here are a few articles that the Triangle Blog Blog crew have discussed or shared in the last 24 hours. Have ideas? Leave us a note in the Twitter comments! And have a fantastic weekend! We’ll catch you on the other side…
Our friends down the (multiuse) trail in Charlotte are taking to the streets to protest state and local transportation plans that prioritize moving cars over moving people.
Want to learn more about cycling advocacy? Check out The Final Mile, a partnership between Wend Collective and PeopleForBikes accelerating the construction of safe and complete bicycle networks in five U.S. cities.
And for a more local perspective, don’t miss Let’s Keep Talking about Bikes! by Triangle Blog Blog contributor Heidi Perry.
Scholar, planner, and author Nolan Gray prompted us to think about “abolishing community boards.” Don’t miss Nolan’s recently published book “Arbitrary Lines: How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It.”
Abolish the community boards. In the best of cases, they're retiree social clubs. In the worse of cases, they're state-sanctioned segregationist organizing committees. https://t.co/3qFNvQmuef
— M. Nolan Gray (@mnolangray) May 25, 2022
Nolan’s arguments reminded us of Triangle Blog Blog contributor Stephen Whitlow’s recent post Chattin’ with developers (a quick note on affordability in Chapel Hill). Check it out if you haven’t already!
While we’re sad to see the news in Chapelboro that Tar Heel Bikes is coming to the end of a successful run on May 31, 2022, we are super excited to learn more about the “new service [coming] this fall” featuring e-bikes! Triangle Blog Blog contributors will be sharing an e-bike post soon – keep an eye out!
Last but not least, the policy wonks amongst us dug deep into the “basics of build-to-rent communities and the extent to which local development regulations apply to those communities,” a recent post on Coates’ Canons, the go-to source for all things related to legal issues and local government. We highly recommend perusing the archives of this fantastic source from our friends at UNC’s School of Government.