Improving the pedestrian and cycling environment of Chapel Hill’s neighborhoods is another focus of Go! Chapel Hill. Making it easier for residents to walk or bike, and leave the car at home, will improve the health of all town residents by removing vehicles from the road and pollutants from our air. Better pedestrian and cycling infrastructure will also help make the town’s extensive transit system more accessible.
- Northside Neighborhood
- Timberlyne Neighborhood
- Residences near the Booker Creek Greenway
Timberlyne Walkable Communities Workshop
The Timberlyne Walkable Communities Workshop finished on a high note on November 2, 2006 with 20 total participants from the Town of Chapel Hill, the National Active Living by Design office, citizens from Timberlyne, adjacent areas, and other parts of Chapel Hill. Participants took away a new understanding of all of the possibilities of making the area walkable and bikeable as well as the practical challenges of the process. Those attending the workshop enjoyed a mornings worth of humor, information and a �hands on� approach of accessing a section of the Timberlyne neighborhood. Participants left after developing action steps for the future including, giving attention to the opportunities for lower cost traffic calming strategies including strip painting, sending information about walkability issues and Go! Chapel Hill to the Timberlyne Neighborhood Association, forming a subcommittee of Go! Chapel Hill Active Living by Design Active Neighborhoods program to address walkability issues in the Timberlyne community, and engaging merchants in the Timberlyne Active Neighborhoods process.