Transit, Transportation and Parking
Continue to work with the town’s Transportation Advisory Board members and my Board of Aldermen colleagues to support:
- Advocate multi-modal transit expansion including and not limited to: planning Chapel Hill light rail shuttles, expanded bus rapid transit routes, a UNC/CH/Carrboro bike share, van/car ride share, and zip car programs, and bicycling in Carrboro.
- Worked on the UNC/CH and Carrboro Blue Bike Program in 2006. Continue to urge and advocate the re-establishment of a bike share program in partnership with Chapel Hill and UNC.
- Promote the expansion of bicycle racks and covered bike parking throughout Carrboro.
- Encourage the provision of bike fix-it stations throughout Carrboro. Present at the fix-it station ribbon cutting and inaugural bike ride to highlight each new station.
- Worked proactively with Main Street Partners, the developers of the new site at 300 E. Main Street, to build a partnership for structured parking within downtown Carrboro. As a result, spaces have now been set aside for municipal parking.
- Advocate for Carrboro bike boulevards. Specifically worked with community members exploring a north-south bike boulevard connector.
- Prompted the Shelton Station mixed-use project to support plans that both decrease car dependency while boosting the inclusion of multi-modal transportation, with increased covered bicycle parking, car sharing and the unbundling of parking. I initially raised this point at the 3/21/13 Board of Alderman meeting on stimulating further Board discussion, resulting in the inclusion of alternative transit and parking features added to this project.
- Advocate for Carrboro’s light-rail connectivity with the larger master plan, which includes Chapel Hill, Hillsborough and the Research Triangle.
- Continue support for the development of a downtown-parking master plan.
- As a former Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School Educator, I am an unwavering proponent of neighborhood schools’ walkability and the Safe Routes to Schools program.