Adventures in intersection design

(Cross-posted from my blog at

Meadowmont is a neo-urban neighborhood in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It was designed with a mix of uses and is trumpeted as a walk-friendly community, with sidewalks along both sides of the street and a network of greenway trails. (It was also designed as a station for a light-rail line, but that's a different story.) During the approval process, Meadowmont's developer emphasized its "pedestrian orientation for working and living." So you would hope that the design of the sidewalks, roads and intersections would consistently reflect the importance of access for people traveling on foot.

Alas, you would be wrong.

Congratulations to Carrboro Bicycle Coalition, one of ten organizations nationwide to receive Better Bicycling Community Grant

Carrboro Bicycle Coalition Celebration & Fundraiser

From the Carrboro Bicycle Coalition's spring 2012 newsletter:

Join us at the newly-expanded Looking Glass Café at 601 W. Main St. on Friday, April 13, from 5:30 to 9:30. Ride your bike if you can! We’ll have food trucks and activities (including the bike blender for you to make your own smoothie), and we’ll once again be raffling off many great prizes from local merchants! We’ll have T-shirts to sell, and there’ll be music, too. The funds we raise will go toward several projects—see our "year in review" article to see what we've been up to so far, and what we hope to accomplish. We may have a cruiser ride after the fundraiser ends, so come prepared. Hope to see you there!



Friday, April 13, 2012 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm


Looking Glass Café, 601 W Main Street, Carrboro

For those who missed it, last month's inaugural Kidical Mass in Carrboro was a huge success. Thanks to all the organizers!

Change Local Bike Laws in Carrboro

An announcement from the Carrboro Bicycle Coalition:

Did you know that Carrboro's town code for bicyclists is actually stricter than North Carolina state law?



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