"Walkable neighborhoods with access to public transit, better commutes, and proximity to the people and places you love are the key to a happier, healthier and more sustainable lifestyle." -- the Walk Score site

Walkable Communities

Walk Score

The website Walk Score assigns a walkability score to a neighborhood and assesses proximity to transit and schools, travel times on foot or by bike, and whether errands require a car.

Walking Safely

Traffic Calming

Many residents approach the town with concerns about speeding in neighborhoods.The Residential Traffic Management Plan represents a commitment by the Town of Carrboro to promote the safety and liveablility of residential neighborhoods. The Residential Traffic Management Plan provides a process for identifying and addressing existing problems related to speeding, excessive volumes, and safety on town-maintained residential streets. Actions taken are based on this policy.

Traffic Calming Request Form

Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School is a program to make it safer and more convenient to walk and bike to school.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

Pedbikeinfo.org is a website run by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) with resources, guidance, case studies, and links on pedestrian safety, education, enforcement, and infrastructure.

Create Safe and Walkable Communities

The Federal Highway Administration puts out A Resident's Guide for Creating Safe and Walkable Communities.