- Carrboro Board of Aldermen and Mayor Lydia Lavelle
- United States of America
The Town of Carrboro Board of Aldermen is considering revisiting a proposal to construct a ten-foot wide, concrete transportation route from Estes Drive to Homestead Road along Bolin Creek.
The most likely source of funding for this project will be monies administered by the N.C Department of Transportation. which mandates a ten-foot wide concrete surface with extensive grading requiring a 30 foot swath of clearing in the easement.
If trees and vegetative buffers along the creek are removed, and replaced by impervious concrete, birds, owls and salamanders and other wildlife can no longer inhabit the area. Pavement would destroy this fragile ecosystem and alter the natural experience for all.
Please sign below if you agree with us that we should preserve, not pave, the Bolin Creek valley.
We the undersigned request that the Town of Carrboro Board of Aldermen not to implement the consultant's recommendation to construct a ten-foot wide, concrete transportation route from Estes Drive to Homestead Road along Bolin Creek. It is redundant because the current and future bikeways already planned create the desired connectivity.
Our goals are ecosystem protection, wildlife-habitat preservation, and nature appreciation of Bolin Creek for future generations. The proposed concrete route would negatively affect water quality, wildlife habitat, stormwater managment, and the recreational enjoyment of the public.
The Save Bolin Creek petition to Carrboro Board of Aldermen and Mayor Lydia Lavelle was written by Joan Widdifield and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.