Trail head in Southern Community Park Branch to Scroggs School Pocket Park along the Trail Small pocket park with painted picnic benches Second connector to Scoggs School Trail section along Edgewater Drive Bridge 1, over Fan Branch Creek Bridge 2, over Obie Creek Fork. Right Fork heads to Culbreth Road Bridge 3, over Obie Creek […]
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.
The Fan Branch Trail: Year of the Trail in North Carolina
The Fan Branch trail, at 1.6 miles long, isn’t the longest greenway in Chapel Hill, but it certainly has the most going along its path. Here is a quick inventory A community park An elementary school Several playgrounds Picnic benches and pocket parks 4 bridges A tunnel A spur trail to a middle school A […]
Black History Month Community Bike Ride: A Recap
Earlier this week, I participated in the inaugural Black History Month Community Bike Ride. Hosted by Triangle Bike Works, the 5-mile ride was led by founder Kevin Hicks and assisted by Next Chapel Hill-Carrboro and local cycling advocacy groups, including RecycleRy, the Carrboro Bicycle Coalition and the Bicycle Alliance of Chapel Hill. Civil rights historian […]
We need to rebalance demands for safety and convenience
On a regular basis, pedestrians are struck and killed by people driving cars on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. A look at the town’s pedestrian crash map shows all of the deaths and most of the serious injuries happen on this road. What makes this road especially lethal? It is the imbalance of the safety […]
Missed connections: There is nothing to fear from connected streets
Thinking about how we can better connect our neighborhoods in the future is really important.
Morgan Creek Greenway: In Pictures
A photo gallery of places of note along the town of Chapel Hill’s Morgan Creek Greenway. To access the greenway by car, you need to approach from the Eastbound lanes of NC54 from Smith Level Road. Just after you pass the Kingswood Apartments, be on the lookout for this sign. You can access a parking […]