Bolin Creek Greenway

survey deadline oct 3

Bolin Creek Read the Mayor Message

Bolin Creek Greenway

The Town of Carrboro invites participation in an engagement process for the Bolin Creek Greenway to receive input on alignment alternatives for segments of the greenway identified as Phases 3 and 4.

Learn more about this here on our project webpage, take a survey, view the greenway map, take a virtual tour and drop a pin on a Wikimapping system where public input is collected on a map.

Town staff will be available at some of our town’s favorite community events that draw lots of people. We’ll be hosting tables with information, greenway maps and surveys at the Carrboro Farmers Market, Carrboro In Motion, July Fourth,  Frederick Douglass Community Reading, the Latin American Festival, and the Carrboro Music Festival. Information will be multilingual and provided in various formats. 

We also hope to connect with people in less formal settings and will be seeking out participation throughout town at drop-by or pop-up stops. You may find Town staff outside your favorite grocery store, laundromat or hair salon as they seek public input on this project.  

Background -- The Bolin Creek Greenway Conceptual Master Plan, adopted by the Town of Carrboro in 2009, plans for improvements to the corridor along Bolin Creek and Jones Creek to allow for walking, wheeling and bicycling, including action steps, project prioritization and phasing, land acquisition strategies, and potential renovation recommendations. The corridor for these segments of the Bolin Creek Greenway extends about three miles.

The planning area (Bolin Creek Conceptual Master Plan) starts at Estes Drive Extension and encompasses the land around the creek through Carolina North Forest under Homestead Road. It continues to a point of connection with the existing Jones Creek Greenway in the future Twin Creeks Park that extends to Morris Grove Elementary School.

The Bolin Creek Greenway Master Plan includes five phases.  To date, two have been completed.  

  • Already completed sections of trail - Phases 1a and 1b have been constructed and are in use. Phase 1a begins at Wilson Park and terminates just before the railroad across Estes Drive for a total of .4 miles. Phase 1b begins at Chapel Hill High School and crosses Bolin Creek and then continues under Homestead Road. Connections exist to the Claremont South and Claremont neighborhoods. 
  • Phase 2 is intended to tie into the trails at Lake Hogan Farms with connections made to the Jones Creek Greenway.  Phase 2 is .61 miles in length. Update: This is included in long-range transportation plans. No funding identified.
  • Phase 3 provides the majority of centralized east/west connections from the Bolin Creek Greenway corridor to nearby neighborhoods. Note: The Town is engaging the public for trail alignments for this segment of trail. 
  • Phase 4 continues from the railroad tracks through the PH Craig tract. Note: The Town is engaging the public for trail alignments for this segment of trail. 

Please direct all questions and concerns to:

Catherine Lazorko
Communication and Engagement Director
P: 919-918-7314 

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  1. Background

Bolin Creek Greenway, Phases 3 and 4, are two of five greenway segments identified in the Town of Carrboro, NC Bolin Creek Greenway Conceptual Master Plan (CMP, 2009; Greenways. Federal Transportation funds to develop the plan were provided through the NCDOT transportation improvements and prioritization processes. The Town solicited qualifications from firms to complete the conceptual plan in 2008. The Greenways Commission assisted with the review and recommended contracting with a consulting firm, Greenways, Inc.

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Bolin Creek Greenway Conceptual Master Plan Maps & Visuals 

Bolin Creek Greenway
Bolin Creek Greenway (1)
Bolin Creek Greenway (3)
Bolin Creek Greenway (2)