What is so interesting about the thirteen year-old staff memo is that it addresses many of the arguments against the greenway that we continue to hear today. Go ahead and download the staff memo and follow along at home as we address some very old concerns using an official town document.
Ryan Byars writes about transportation infrastructure, greenways, and how to get around with your kids safely on a bike. He lives in Carrboro with his wife and three young children.
Celebrating Transit Equity Day in Carrboro
There were bike light and helmet give-aways, a bike repair station by the Recyclery, a thank you writing station to thank Chapel Hill Transit staff, and a brief program to highlight transit equity needs.
Making a Place for Feet: Greenways as Environmental Restoration Projects
The other morning I went for a walk on Bolin Creek in Carrboro. What you’re saying when you tell someone that you went for a walk on Bolin Creek is that you walked on the sewer easement that runs alongside Bolin Creek. Buried underneath the cleared path that so many of us use is a […]
Greenways I know: Black Creek Greenway
The other day I wanted to take my two older kids (ages 9 and 6) for a bike ride on a greenway. Greenways are great for family bike rides because your kids, who are perhaps not old enough to predictably share a space with a car traveling 35 MPH, need a wide berth and some […]
Free event for families: National Girls & Women in Sports Day at UNC
One of the most underrated free events in town for kids is fast approaching: the National Girls & Women in Sports Day at UNC. The event is part of a nationwide effort by the Women’s Sport Foundation, an organization founded by tennis great Billie Jean King, to promote and advocate for girls and women in […]
Chapel Hill’s new traffic garden teaches kids how to safely ride bikes
This week, the Town of Chapel Hill soft opened a new traffic garden. With the cold snap upon us, most folks in town haven’t thought much about their garden. But traffic gardens aren’t for growing heirloom tomatoes, they’re for growing confident kids that can navigate our towns’ bike paths and greenways. The new traffic garden […]