In 2009, the Carrboro Town Council approved a conceptual master plan to build out a greenway network across Carrboro. The conceptual plan outlined common goals, listed existing connections across the town, and recommended that each part of the greenway (numbered 1-4) be implemented in phases. Funding for each phase has been separate, and obtained through […]
Bike and Walk
Road cycling for beginners – you can do it!
The weather has gotten nice , especially this week. Maybe you are now looking at that shiny road bike you bought during the pandemic, and you would like to head out with a group and enjoy a nice Saturday morning ride. But you have never done that and you’re not sure where to start. There are a group of folks with the Carolina […]
Greenways bring us together
Yesterday, NEXT Chapel Hill-Carrboro, a local advocacy organization that supports abundant housing and transportation alternatives, hosted a Playground to Playground bike ride on the Bolin Creek Trail (Full disclosure: I’m on the board of NEXT). While I don’t have much experience with group rides, Alyson West, one of the leaders of the Carrboro Linear Parks […]
An accessible Bolin Creek Greenway will transform Carrboro — for all
The freelance writer Margaret Kingsbury wrote an essay last year in which she talked about existing barriers to accessing greenways in her community. Those barriers — unpaved walkways, paths without wheelchair accessibility — make it difficult for people with disabilities to walk or roll along urban greenways. Currently, people who use wheelchairs and strollers and […]
May is Bike Month in Chapel Hill and Carrboro!
May is National Bike Month. All across the country, communities celebrate National Bike Month by hosting events and workshops. There are a ton of events that are taking place across Carrboro and Chapel Hill for Bike Month. We’ve rounded them all up here. Some highlights: Wednesday, May 3 National Bike and Roll to School Day! […]
UNC’s e-bike program will launch on Earth Day (April 22)
We’ve learned that UNC’s new e-bikeshare program is set to launch on Earth Day (April 22). Called Tar Heel Bikes, the program will start with a fleet of 100 bicycles provided by a company called Spin. The bikes can be used by students, employees and visitors to campus. According to the Tar Heel Bikes website, […]