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A side path on Seawell School Road is not a viable alternative to completing the Bolin Creek Greenway

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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!  […]