Getting Connected

Getting Connected Via Paths in Wilmington, NC

Walk to School Dat 10/3/12 September 30, 2012

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Taken from the Middle Sound Loop Facebook Page

A recent post from School Board Member Elizabeth Redenbaugh …

“Ogden Elementary Participates in “International Walk to School Day”
Ogden Elementary School will once again join Safe Kids Cape Fear and celebrate “International Walk to School Day” on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. The event raises awareness about pedestrian safety and promotes a healthy body and environment. This year, all Ogden neighborhoods will participate, including North Market Street neighborhoods. Students that live too far to walk will meet at Big Lots on Market Street at 7:00 a.m. to walk together to school. Closer neighborhoods will walk with families. In support of this event, there will also be safety patrol escorts led by our local Sheriff Department and city firefighters.
As a result of a very successful “Meet and Greet” with New Hanover County Planning and Parks Department, county officials have decided to walk with the students to school. The Meet and Greet also allowed Ogden families to hear about the upcoming phases proposed for future greenways. County officials unveiled that an approved sidewalk addition on Middle Sound Loop Road will be installed later this year.

Ogden families are excited the county is considering implementation of walk and bike connections for students to get to school safely. Karyn Crichton, Long Range Planner for New Hanover County, said, “Bicycle and pedestrian improvements within our neighborhoods and between our communities are a top priority for the New Hanover County Planning & Inspections Department because of their economic, social, and environmental benefits. New Hanover County is working on bicycle and pedestrian connections throughout the Middle Sound community connecting to the Cross City Trail system, Bayshore and Porters Neck as well as working with the City of Wilmington and the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization to create a Comprehensive Greenway Plan. These connections reduce traffic congestion, increase physical activity, improve environmental health, and increase social interaction.”
More than 250,000 children across the United States and nearly three million around the world will participate in the annual event to learn about walking safely and to encourage the creation of safe walking environments.” For more information, visit http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/.

 

September 17th County Meeting (5:30-7 PM) September 9, 2012

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New Hanover County Planning and Parks will hold a public meeting to discuss the Middle Sound / Covil Farm pedestrian plan on Monday September 17th from 5:30-7PM @ Ogden Elementary School.  Please come out and share your input with the county!
Meeting Notice

 

Comprehensive Greenway Plan Meeting- Ogden Elementary 4/19/12 March 7, 2012

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As part of the Comprehensive Greenway Plan for Wilmington and New Hanover County, the planning process will include two sets of public workshops to receive feedback and input from the community. Each set will include 3 public workshops around the study area. I have scheduled the first round of public workshops for this planning process. These workshops will be an open-house format and be held from 4-7 pm. Please find below the dates and locations of these events:

April 16th- Wilmington City Council Chambers

April 18th- Carolina Beach Town Hall

April 19th- Ogden Elementary School

Please place these on your calendar and I hope to see you at the public workshops. Please let me know if you have any questions and also remember to go the Comprehensive Greenway Plan’s website at www.wilmingtongreenway.com and follow the plan development on Facebook at www.facebook.com/greenwayplan.

 

Comprehensive Greenway Plan Meeting- Ogden Elementary 4/19/11

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As part of the Comprehensive Greenway Plan for Wilmington and New Hanover County, the planning process will include two sets of public workshops to receive feedback and input from the community. Each set will include 3 public workshops around the study area. I have scheduled the first round of public workshops for this planning process. These workshops will be an open-house format and be held from 4-7 pm. Please find below the dates and locations of these events:

April 16th- Wilmington City Council Chambers

April 18th- Carolina Beach Town Hall

April 19th- Ogden Elementary School

Please place these on your calendar and I hope to see you at the public workshops. Please let me know if you have any questions and also remember to go the Comprehensive Greenway Plan’s website at www.wilmingtongreenway.com and follow the plan development on Facebook at www.facebook.com/greenwayplan.

 

5/14/11 Update May 14, 2011

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It is time for another update and to let you know that things are still happening! The NC Department of Transportation, New Hanover County, and Commissioner Caitlin have been working to get a trail to connect Red Cedar and Ogden Elementary School. We will keep you updated as we have information to share.

New Hanover County is also working on a grant for a path to connect Bayshore to the Middle Sound area. Please take a minute to complete this survey that will help in the grant application process.

 

Where there is a will, there is a way January 13, 2011

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Things may seem quiet, but let your voice be heard and bike and pedestrian paths can still be improved in our area.  Please take 5-10 minutes to give the NC DOT a good amount of opinion from the Wilmington Area.
 

NCDOT SEEKS PUBLIC’S HELP IN IMPROVING BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IN NORTH CAROLINA

 RALEIGH — Do you walk or ride a bicycle in North Carolina? If so, here’s your chance to tell the N.C. Department of Transportation how it can help improve your overall experience. The department is giving the public an opportunity to voice needs and concerns related to bicycle and pedestrian safety through an online survey launched this week.

 “Building a safer transportation network is a primary goal of our department, and meeting the safety needs of our state’s bicyclists and pedestrians is a key part of that,” said Deputy Secretary of Transit Jim Westmoreland.  “The feedback we receive from this survey will allow us to better plan to meet these needs, and in turn improve the overall biking and walking experience in North Carolina.”

 The survey is open to all North Carolina residents and visitors until Feb. 8, and can be accessed on NCDOT’s Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation website at www.ncdot.gov/bikeped.  

The results of the survey will be used to identify key problems and emerging concerns, prioritize safety issues and determine the level of public support for future investment in the state’s bicycle and pedestrian network. The survey results will be used as a primer to a series of roundtable discussions scheduled for later this year.

The survey is being administered in partnership between NCDOT and the Institute for Transportation Research and Education’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program at North Carolina State University.  For more information, contact Sarah O’Brien at (919) 515-8703 or skworth@ncsu.edu, or Helen Chaney with NCDOT at (919) 807-0780.

 

2010 Update April 5, 2010

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We look forward to some exciting events in 2010. Although things appear to be really quiet lately, events are unfolding that could allow us to continue towards our goal of a community bike path. We look to leverage the repaving of several key roads as well as the installation of the roundabout to help move our project forward. We hope to have more details in the near future! 

We appreciate the support of most of the families along Red Cedar that support bike striping to connect MSL to existing and expanding pathways throughout Wilmington.

 

 
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