The Town of Chapel Hill has installed it’s firstTraffic Garden at Homestead Aquatic Center, located at 300 Aquatic Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. This Traffic Garden is open to the public year-round during park hours, which are from dawn until dusk. Please come and enjoy!!!
A traffic garden, or safety village, is a park facility where children and families can learn the and practice the rules of the road. Traffic gardens are smaller-scale versions of real street networks and include realistic road signs, situations, and street markings designed to help teach new bicyclists and pedestrians how to safely use roads. Children and adults can use traffic gardens to practice walking, bicycling, and “driving” through roads and intersections in a space that is protected from vehicular traffic.
There are many ways youth and adults can use the traffic garden. One of the most common uses is for learning the rules of the road by practicing navigating roads on a bicycle, tricycle, or scooter. People can also walk the course of the traffic garden, or practice using other non-motorized devices to pass through the marked roads and intersections.
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The Chapel Hill – Carrboro Community Parade is this Saturday, December 3rd. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. For any cyclist wanting to be part of the parade, have your bicycle at the 140 West Plaza by 10 a.m. – the intersection of West Franklin and Church Street (near the Target).
This is a great event for kids and Bike Chapel Hill (the Bicycle Alliance in Chapel Hill) can help you find ways to ride back up to where you started. Now that we have bike lanes on both sides of Franklin Street, it is pretty easy. The weather will be great, and as before, the group will be giving out free Carrboro-Coffee along the route! Festive bicycle decorations are encouraged!!!
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