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Carrboro BoA Preview: Bike Paths, ‘Slow Zones’ and Towing Rules

By Danny Hooley Posted February 17, 2014 at 11:26 pm

CARRBORO – Carrboro’s Board of Aldermen has a busy night planned for the Feb. 18 meeting at Town Hall.

Aldermen will float the possibility of designating a “slow zone” in downtown Carrboro to improve walkability, as well as improving lighting and providing shade for that purpose.

They’ll also consider adding ATMs, as well as restaurants with carry-out and delivery services, to the list of permitted uses in an area zoned for retail development, offices, recreational and entertainment facilities, and manufacturing.

The area in question includes lots on South Greensboro Street and Jones Ferry Road.

The Board will address concerns of local towing companies regarding regulations. Some towers have expressed opposition to current rules about charging, signage, and forms of payment.

Issues related to either walking or biking in Carrboro show up on the evening’s agenda more than once.

One item would establish stop controls and a speed limit on Bike Alley, the north-south leg of Boyd Street.

The Board will also consider scheduling a public meeting to begin setting design standards for bicycle and pedestrian paths.

And there’ll be some discussion of branding guidelines for a new town logo and slogan: “It’s Carrboro – Feel Free.”

The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at Carrboro Town Hall.

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