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Chapel Hill News Asks Wrong Questions on Carrboro Parking

Chapel Hill News Asks Wrong Questions on Carrboro Parking

In Sunday’s (3/24/2013) Chapel Hill News, the second left-hand editorial expressed concern over parking management for Shelton Station and the recent purchase of the Roberson Street lot by the town. The paper suggests that by buying parking in one part of downtown while considering ways to reduce the demand for parking at Shelton Station in another part of downtown, the Aldermen are acting at cross purposes by pursuing both initiatives. Is Carrboro Talking Out of Both … Read entire article »

Filed under: Carrboro, Data, Local Media, Parking

Carrboro Should Require Developer to Unbundle Parking, and Then Approve Shelton Station

Carrboro Should Require Developer to Unbundle Parking, and Then Approve Shelton Station

Over a year ago, I wrote a piece in our wonderful community newspaper emeritus, the Carrboro Citizen, supporting the Shelton Station project which will come before the Board of Aldermen Thursday night. Some key benefits of the project include: The presence of another 125 to 170 residents so close to downtown will boost local business activity, in addition to generating construction jobs in the short term. Shelton Station and the residents of its 96 apartments will create a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Affordable Housing, Carrboro, Economic Development, Parking

Time to Use Car-Sharing and Parking Unbundling to Bring More Stuff People Like and Less Pavement, Traffic and Pollution to Downtown Carrboro

Time to Use Car-Sharing and Parking Unbundling to Bring More Stuff People Like and Less Pavement, Traffic and Pollution to Downtown Carrboro

When it comes to creating vibrant urban neighborhoods in the US, with a few exceptions,¬† there is always a tension between providing space for people and space for cars. The recent proliferation of car sharing services such as ZipCar and WeCar in the US, and even locally on the UNC campus – ¬†holds promise to address this tension, but we have yet to employ car-sharing to address both community mobility and economic development goals in Carrboro. The … Read entire article »

Filed under: Carrboro, Economic Development, Parking