Pedestrian Pathways http://wunc.org en American Tobacco Trail's I-40 Pedestrian Bridge Goes Up This Weekend http://wunc.org/post/american-tobacco-trails-i-40-pedestrian-bridge-goes-weekend <p>Structural engineers will put a pedestrian bridge over I-40 this weekend.&nbsp; Work crews will stay busy overnight Sunday to install the addition to the historic American Tobacco Trial.&nbsp; The bridge is a major step in adding four miles to the American Tobacco Trail that connects the existing portion to a stretch that ends at the Chatham County line.</p><p>Ed Venable, an engineer on the bridge placement project,&nbsp; says I-40 will have to be shut down to put this bridge --&nbsp; now in four sections -- in place.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:37:10 +0000 Gurnal Scott 14177 at http://wunc.org American Tobacco Trail's I-40 Pedestrian Bridge Goes Up This Weekend Exploring Local Greenways: Orange County Trails Loved By Young And Old http://wunc.org/post/exploring-local-greenways-orange-county-trails-used-young-and-old <p>Orange County’s population may be smaller than that of its neighboring counties, but its greenways are no less loved. Chapel Hill and Carrboro both tout themselves as bike and pedestrian friendly towns, and Hillsborough has taken pains to create elaborate <a href="http://www.ci.hillsborough.nc.us/content/trails-greenways">bicycle and walking routes</a> throughout its downtown area that highlight dozens of historical buildings. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Laura Candler 13917 at http://wunc.org Exploring Local Greenways: Orange County Trails Loved By Young And Old Exploring Local Greenways: Wake County Creates Natural Corridors http://wunc.org/post/exploring-local-greenways-wake-county-creates-natural-corridors <p>Aside from the fact that Raleigh has a <a href="http://rgreenway.com/">smartphone app for its greenways</a>, the most impressive thing about its trails might be that so many of them are connected. Instead of a dribble of pavement here and there, the <a href="http://www.raleighnc.gov/arts/content/PRecDesignDevelop/Articles/CapitalAreaGreenwayTrailSystem.html">Capital Area Greenway System</a> forms a giant loop around the city with several offshoots. There are sections where you can ride a bicycle over 30 miles without leaving a paved trail.</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:15:00 +0000 Laura Candler 13770 at http://wunc.org Exploring Local Greenways: Wake County Creates Natural Corridors Triangle Greenways Council Buys 22 Acres In Durham County For Future Trail http://wunc.org/post/triangle-greenways-council-buys-22-acres-durham-county-future-trail <p>Just days after the City of Durham kicked off its trail season, the<a href="http://www.trianglegreenways.org/index.php"> Triangle Greenways Council</a> (TGC) has finalized a deal allowing for the creation a new greenway in Durham County. The group purchased a parcel of land along Chunky Pipe Creek, about two miles upstream from Falls Lake, Raleigh’s drinking water source (<a href="http://www.satelliteviews.net/cgi-bin/g.cgi/?fid=983184&amp;state=NC&amp;ftype=stream">see a map here</a>). The land has already been designated &nbsp;for a future greenway project in the Durham Open Space Plan.</p><p>TGC&nbsp; bought the land on April 10 from private owners, who will benefit from the NC Conservation Tax Credit and other federal tax deductions that incentivize conservation efforts. The purchase is the fourth parcel that TGC has bought along the creek.&nbsp; The City of Raleigh provided funding via the Upper Neuse Clean Water Initiative, a consortium of seven conservation groups that aims to protect land important to&nbsp; the health of drinking water sources in the Upper Neuse River Basin. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 19:54:13 +0000 Laura Candler 13786 at http://wunc.org Triangle Greenways Council Buys 22 Acres In Durham County For Future Trail Exploring Local Greenways: Durham Aims For Safety http://wunc.org/post/exploring-local-greenways-durham-aims-safety <p>Durham might seem like it’s crisscrossed with bike lanes and greenways now – from the American Tobacco Trail (ATT) on the southern edge of town to the North/South Greenway that picks up where the ATT leaves off in the city. But 30 years ago, that was not the case.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:16:02 +0000 Laura Candler 13438 at http://wunc.org Exploring Local Greenways: Durham Aims For Safety Exploring Local Greenways: Greensboro's Artistic Twist http://wunc.org/post/exploring-local-greenways-greensboros-artistic-twist <p>With springtime comes the urge to get outdoors, and in a handful of North Carolina’s cities and towns, a growing network of greenways is making that easier to do. While North Carolina does not stand out nationally for its volume of bicycle commuters (it ranks <a href="http://www.ncdot.gov/bikeped/download/WalkBikeNC_Summary_Draft.pdf">41<sup>st</sup> in the country</a>), it does have a higher bike commuting rate than any neighboring state except Virginia. And several of North Carolina’s cities have adopted transportation plans to accommodate a higher volume pedestrians and cyclists.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:38:47 +0000 Laura Candler 12985 at http://wunc.org Exploring Local Greenways: Greensboro's Artistic Twist