John Rees

Board member of NextFwd , Chapel Hill Planning Commissioner , bike rider. I want my town to work for everybody. In case that is not clear, this includes students, renters, housing challenged and people who can’t afford cars. If you own a big SUV, that is great, but I will not advocate for a place for you to park it.

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Chapel Hill and Carrboro’s best-designed neighborhoods for trick-or-treating

Halloween night is almost here.  And every year, people flock to Southern Village to trick-or-treat or to check out the decorations. Some families go all out, setting up haunted houses in their front yards, including scary music and fog machines. The sidewalks are crowded with both neighborhood kids and kids from the greater Chapel Hill …

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Triangle Blog Blog Halloween Spirit Costumes: Chapel Hill edition

Halloween is just around the corner, and people are working on their costumes. We’ve seen some scary costumes — headless horseman, Freddy Krueger wannabees…spooky characters. Those are all pretty scary, but nothing can match the scariness of an angry NIMBY at a public meeting. Some of us have experienced firsthand some pretty angry people. In …

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How National Walk and Bike to School day can be improved in Carrboro and Chapel Hill

October 12 was National Walk to School Day.  Hooray! We believe it is great to recognize the goodness and need for children to exhibit some independence and safely walk or bike to school.  However, do these events send mixed signals? We think they do. From The Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation The goal should be …

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Explainer: What is the North-South Bus Rapid Transit (NSRBT) in Chapel Hill?

We’re transit nerds, and are really excited about the planned North-South Bus Rapid Transit (NSBRT) project in Chapel Hill. This post details what the line is and how it will help transit and traffic in Chapel Hill. First, what is Bus Rapid Transit? If you’re reading this blog, you’ve probably been somewhere with rapid transit. …

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Work at or attend UNC? Come join us for a social bike ride on Friday! (And other biking news)

There are quite a few bike and transit events taking place this week. Here are a summary of what’s on tap: Tuesday (today) Go Chapel Hill is hosting an employee transit fair from 8am-1pm that includes demos of e-bikes and an unveiling of some new covered bike racks at Chapel Hill Town Hall. This is …

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