There are few things we like more than celebrating bike lanes, sidewalks, crosswalks, and other improvements along Estes Drive, along with wider sidewalks along MLK Blvd., crosswalks at the Estes/MLK intersection, and turn lanes at that intersection.

So we’re throwing a parade to celebrate the end of the Estes Drive Connectivity Project, which started two years ago and is slated to finish up on June 12th.

  • What: Estes Drive Connectivity Celebration Celebration
  • When: Saturday, June 22 at 10:00 AM
  • Start: Estes Hills Elementary School traffic garden (see red box below)
  • Parking: Estes Hills Elementary School parking lot

We will gather at the temporary traffic garden (red box on map) in the parking lot of Estes Hills Elementary School. We will be joined by members of the Bicycle Alliance of Chapel Hill and Bike Carrboro.

We will have snacks and cold drinks! We will ride and walk out from the traffic garden, and ride and walk west on the new path until it stops (for now), cross the street and head back on the other side. There will be music. There will be blogbloggers. Come join us for a celebration (and then join the bigger, town-hosted event later this fall.)

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John Rees lives in Chapel Hill. His day job is an enterprise architect for a big IT company. He was, until very recently, a member of the Chapel Hill Planning Commission and former chair. He serves on...