In 2021, Gov. Roy Cooper signed House Bill 554 designating 2023 as the Year of the Trail in North Carolina. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be exploring each of the trails in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. We start today with the Bolin Creek Trail. Happy New Year, everyone! Bolin Creek Trail, Chapel Hill’s oldest trail, […]
John Rees lives in Chapel Hill. His day job is an enterprise architect for a big IT company. Other job is Chapel Hill Planning commissioner. He serves on the board of the Bicycle Alliance of Chapel Hill, and is also a member of the Orange County Affordable Housing Coalition. His focus is on non-car transportation, equity and housing for all.
Bolin Creek Greenway: In Pictures
A photo gallery of places of note along the town of Chapel Hill’s Bolin Creek Greenway. Established in 1997 This plaque commentates the dedication of the greenway in 1997 The playground at the Community Park at one end of the greenway The eastern end of the trail starts here at the Chapel Hill Community Park […]
Chapel Hill – Carrboro Holiday Parade is tomorrow!
Tomorrow! Saturday, December 3, at 10:30 is the Chapel Hill – Carrboro Holiday Parade! A couple of important things to remember: Unlike past years, the parade is starting a little farther west and will begin at the corner of Church and Franklin Street. So, if you had a favorite spot to watch in the past, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]