High Point works towards "complete streets" which replaces an auto-dominant paradigm of transportation planning with a multimodal model.
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The City of Greensboro and NCAPA host "Small is Big" with best-selling author Beth Macy, Factory Man
The Center for Community-Engaged Design is launching a crowdfunding campaign to support Graffiti Garden, an urban-community educational garden plot.
Save the date for "Building Bridges to a Stronger Economy: Part II," Piedmont Together's follow-up to December's equity summit.
PolicyLink releases its National Equity Atlas for a comparison of metros on several key indicators.
Action Greensboro, PART, City Ventures, The Forge, synerG, The Elsewhere Museum and Preservation Greensboro conducted a Better Block demonstration as a part of the NC Bike Summit held at UNCG. The event was conducted at Hamburger Square (the intersection of McGee and Elm) and the section of McGee which goes under the railroad and joins with MLKJr. Drive on the south side of the tracks.
Downtown workers, visitors, and residents will notice a cleaner, safer, and friendlier downtown with the beginning of a new Clean Team Ambassador Service that has just begun. The continued growth and visitor traffic in downtown Winston-Salem fueled the creation of the Downtown Winston-Salem Business Improvement District (DWSBID) by the Mayor and City Council. The primary goals behind the creation of the DWSBID were to promote a cleaner and safer downtown environment, develop stronger marketing and promotional items, assist and promote accelerated development, and enhance the downtown physical appearance. The City of Winston-Salem has contracted with the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership (DWSP) to provide the programs and services that will meet these goals. "We are happy to have the Clean Team Ambassador program underway, said City of Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines. “We have had tremendous growth in pedestrian traffic and this program will be a big part of our continued success."
Triangle organization makes moves to improve the lives of all individuals in Wake County
Investing in a network of fully separated bike lanes could save cities huge sums in the long-term. But too little investment in wimpy infrastructure could actually decrease enthusiasm for cycling.
Entrepreneurs in downtown see Greensboro as an "untapped" resource.