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Key Take-away From Summer Streets: It’s Time For Autumn Streets

Key Take-away From Summer Streets: It’s Time For Autumn Streets

Sunday, July 19th, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, Carrboro held its second “Summer Streets” (Herald Sun article) event, in which the block of Weaver St between Main St and North Greensboro St was opened to people and closed to cars. For the umpteenth time in the decade and a half I’ve lived here, the Town closed this portion of Weaver Street with no visible negative impacts to traffic or downtown in general. As usual, people … Read entire article »

Filed under: Carrboro, Celebrations, Children, Culture, Food, Piazzas, Plazas, Parks and Squares, Safety, Street Design, Tourism, Walking

Informal Urbanism Indicator #2: Fliers

Informal Urbanism Indicator #2: Fliers

If you’re trying to determine where the hotspots of the urban fabric begin and end in a neighborhood, you would be hard pressed to find a better indicator than fliers on telephone poles, walls, and other surfaces.  Fliers are great indicators for the following reasons: 1. They’re usually time-limited.  The constant refreshing of flier locations re-validates that these locations are important to pedestrians. 2. They can be layered on top of each other.  Some flier locations develop … Read entire article »

Filed under: Carrboro, Culture, Data, Urban Indicators, Walking