Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pittsboro Fall Street Fair Oct. 27, 2012

The Pittsboro Street Fair is this weekend, so come on out to enjoy the fun. The event starts at 10am and ends at 5pm.  Kudos to Vicky Oldham for organizing this event for us.  She's lined up some great entertainment, as always.  Here's the schedule:
10:00 AM
SISTER’SVOICES (Pittsboro based youth chorus)

10:30 AM

11:45 AM


2:45 PM

3:15 PM

There will also be vendors, food trucks, bouncy houses, blacksmith demonstrations, clowns and more family friendly fun.  

Also, the City Tap will have the band Circle City performing from 4-6PM

Monday, October 22, 2012

NCDOT Complete Streets Guidelines Now Online

What are Complete Streets?

Complete streets are streets designed to be safe and comfortable for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, motorists and individuals of all ages and capabilities. These streets generally include sidewalks, appropriate bicycle facilities, transit stops, right-sized street widths, context-based traffic speeds, and are well-integrated with surrounding land uses. For more on the policy, visit About Complete Streets.

Detailed guidelines are available here along with FAQs about the program. If you have an interest in cycling, walking, running, walkable communities or multi-modal transportation, this site is worth exploring.  The guildlines appear to be very well done and easy to incorporate.  

Monday, October 1, 2012

Americans Support More Planning

With the U.S. economy struggling, Americans believe community planners should play a major role in helping the nation get back on its feet, according to a national poll released by APA on June 14, 2012.

Two-thirds of Americans believe their community needs more planning to promote economic recovery.

The poll found that Americans want planners to focus most on creating jobs — followed by safety, schools, protecting neighborhoods, and water quality.

"Not only do Americans strongly believe community planning is critical to jump starting our nation's economy," said APA Chief Executive Officer Paul Farmer, FAICP, "but a majority want to be personally involved with community planning efforts, whether they live in a city, a suburb, a small town, or rural America."

See the key findings below.

Repost from Sustainable Cities
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