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At Busiest Time of Day, Downtown Carrboro Has Over 2,000 EMPTY Parking Spaces

At Busiest Time of Day, Downtown Carrboro Has Over 2,000 EMPTY Parking Spaces

Yes, you read that right. There are usually 2,000 (or more!) parking spaces empty at all times in downtown Carrboro. But we don’t have a way to allow private businesses to partner seamlessly with each other and the town to make these spaces available to the public in a way that balances individual lot owner goals and overall access goals for the downtown, so these spaces go unused when they could be more full. Until we … Read entire article »

Filed under: Asheville, Carrboro, Data, Maps, Parking, Pricing, Public Comment Opportunity, Public Transit

Lloyd Farm Development: Can We Avoid a Missed Opportunity?

Lloyd Farm Development: Can We Avoid a Missed Opportunity?

One of the more significant development projects in recent Carrboro history may reach the Board of Aldermen soon- the Lloyd Farm property.  Located across NC 54 from Carrboro Plaza and just west of the Carrboro Post Office, this is one of the largest contiguous areas of mostly undeveloped land left in Carrboro. Here’s the location in question: On September 11th I attended a meeting on the project at Town Hall.  Late that night, I forwarded some … Read entire article »

Filed under: Affordable Housing, Asheville, Auto Traffic, Biking, Carrboro, Children, Data, Density, Durham, Economic Development, Featured, Huntersville (NC), Parking, Philadelphia, Piazzas, Plazas, Parks and Squares, Raleigh, Walking

The Future of Parking Is Here, It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed

The Future of Parking Is Here, It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed

I’ve never read William Gibson’s novels, and I am generally unfamiliar with his ideas.  But I like this quote of his: The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed. This is true to some degree with any matter of human existence that interfaces with technology, and transportation, including parking– is no different. Our family spent Easter weekend in Asheville, NC. DW grew up there and whenever we visit, we usually spend some time (or lots of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Asheville, Parking, Pricing, Technology