Complete Streets in Chapel Hill

Notice from the Town of Chapel Hill:

Complete Streets in Chapel Hill, a community information session and workshop, will be held at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Council Chamber of Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The Town of Chapel Hill workshop will use some fun activities to share and receive ideas on how best to incorporate Complete Streets principles and practices into the Town’s activities. Complete streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities must be able to safely move along and across a complete street. Creating complete streets means addressing issues such as traffic calming, street design, landscaping, lighting and utilities to better enable safe access for all users.

Town staff participated in a Complete Streets workshop in April to learn more about Charlotte’s experiences and how their lessons could apply in our community.  Staff then began exploring how current policies and standards can support and inform a Complete Streets policy for Chapel Hill. 

The goal of the workshop will be to share information and to begin understanding what priorities the community has for the various elements of complete streets in Chapel Hill.

Can you attend the workshop?

What:     Complete Streets Workshop

When:    Nov. 17, 2010

Time:     5:15-6:15 p.m.

Where:  Council Chamber, Town Hall

Would you like to learn more?


Contact David Bonk (  or Mary Jane Nirdlinger ( or call 919-968-2728.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 12:15pm


Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill

A bike and pedestrian artery for our community

Given that development plans have slowed, one of the more immediate remaining questions about Carolina North is how people will get there.  The Town of Chapel Hill has been studying the issue of how to best move pedestrians and bicycles, especially. They held several public meetings, and this week they released a recommendation.  I'm very happy to see the town staff favored Route A, which uses Cameron Avenue, the Libba Cotton bike path, and the right of way around the rail line as it goes north from Carrboro to the Horace Williams tract. (See map below.)


The Southeast High-Speed Rail (SEHSR) project seeks to build a 110mph Acela-like passenger train system connecting DC to Charlotte (and beyond), via Richmond, Wake Forest, Raleigh, Durham and Hillsborough, using a straightened version of the current Amtrak route.  The environmental impact studies currently being developed for the Petersburg VA - Raleigh section includes a bike-ped inter-urban greenway.  Charlotte is independently working with consultants to develop a bike-ped urban corridor parallel to their portion of this rail line.  Carrboro's very successful Libba Cotton greenway closely parallels an active freight line that runs north through town past WSM and Horace Williams to join the current Amtrak (future SEHSR) line just southeast of Hillsborough.

The Triangle celebrates National Bike To Work Week with events May 14th through May 23rd

Bike to Work Week opens with elected officials, closes with people in thestreets

The Triangle celebrates National Bike to Work Week with North Carolina’sfirst ‘open-streets’ event in Durham and regional events

Campus to Campus Connector follow-up workshop

Via e-mail...

Please Join Us for a Follow-up Workshop!

Topic:    Campus to Campus Connector 

When:   April 15, 2010 5:30-7:00 PM

Where:  Magnolia Conference Room


               103 Airport Drive

Chapel Hill NC  27514


This meeting will be an opportunity to show the data, photographs and information collected on the routes that were suggested at our December 1, 2009 workshop.  The materials from that meeting are on the website


We are evaluating potential locations for a greenway and bike path connection between the Carolina North campus and the Main UNC Campus.  We are seeking a pathway that is not located within the Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. roadway and that avoids steep grades where feasible.  It may include existing or planned greenways for a portion of the route.


There will be a brief introduction by Town and University staff to share the data collected to date.

The majority of the workshop will be spent in an open session, getting feedback from the attendees.


You are welcome to use the maps & checklists we used and to bring your own photographs and information to the session.  We want to hear what you think!


If you have a question for the Town, call The Town of Chapel Hill Planning Department at:  (919) 968-2728


If you have a question for the University, contact Jill Coleman at  

You may also send comments to 


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Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 1:30pm


Magnolia Conference Room, 103 Airport Drive, Chapel Hill



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