Building connected, accessible greenways in Carrboro
Hundreds of people use the Bolin Creek Greenway in Chapel Hill (pictured above) to walk, bike, and be close to nature. Our goal is to build out Carrboro's greenway networks and connect our schools, parks, and people.
Bolin Creek Greenway in Chapel Hill
Safer routes to Chapel Hill and Carrboro schools
A safe and protected greenway network will allow more students to bike and walk safely to school, and reduce idling car lines outside of our middle schools and high schools. The proposed greenways would provide protected, safe biking and walking routes for:
Chapel Hill High School
Smith Middle School
Carrboro High School
Morris Grove Elementary
Cary has an extensive greenway network connecting neighborhoods and schools.
Equitable access for Carrboro residents
Everyone in Carrboro deserves access to nature. The proposed greenways would be accessible for those in wheelchairs and strollers, and provide protected, safe biking and walking routes for all communities in Carrboro, including residents of:
The Landings at Winmore
Bolinwood Condominiums and Estes Park Apartments
the Oakwood complex
Craig-Gomains housing complex
Trail braiding happens when people walk around an obstruction in a path (in this case, mud). Trail braiding worsens runoff and causes further encroachment into the forest.
Restoring and protecting Bolin Creek
The proposed Bolin Creek Greenway would go along the existing 30-foot-wide OWASA sewage easement that is cleared of trees so OWASA vehicles can get through. Erosion is rampant along the existing creek -- but a greenway project would include both anti-erosion measures and creek restoration.