Monday, October 31, 2011

"Most City Parks Earn Solid Marks, With Some Lagging" -

Something to be learned for Southern Community Park? Is it really a park or an athletic and dog-pooping facility with a nice kids' playground? What makes a park a park?

Saturday, October 29, 2011


This from the Chapel Hill Town Council meeitng notes:
"Morgan Creek Trail Improvements: The Council accepted $750,000 in Direct Allocation funds through the Metropolitan Planning Organization's Surface Transportation Program, for phase 2 of the Morgan Creek Trail project. Preliminary estimates indicate that the total project will cost about $2.8 million. The entire Morgan Creek Trail/Fan Branch Trail system is envisioned to be a 10-foot wide trail that will allow pedestrian and bicycle traffic to travel from the southern tip of Southern Community Park to University Lake in Carrboro, with a side trail to Merritt's Pasture.

Phase 2 of the project will connect the existing Fan Branch Trail with the existing section of Morgan Creek Trail. It will involve the construction of about 1,200 linear feet of trail with 2 bridges and an underpass of Culbreth Road. In addition it would directly connect the existing Phase 1 project to the existing 1.6 mile Fan Branch Trail to create a 2.7 mile paved trail that would link Southern Community Park, Southern Village, Scroggs Elementary School, and various neighborhoods south of NC 54."

Friday, October 07, 2011

"Hitting the Road to Get to Work, and Back" -

I'd love to see a lot more parents undertake "active commutes" in picking up or dropping off their kids at Scroggs, and perhaps other schools. It's embarrassing to imagine what a short distance so many of them likely drive their behemoth automobiles and trucks to and from the school.