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Old 03-26-2018, 03:23 PM
 
Location: (Orginally From Ann Arbor, MI) Now reside in Evans, Georgia
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Instead of posting a new thread for my question..

So how pedestrian friendly or bike friendly is Wilmington???
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Old 03-26-2018, 03:31 PM
 
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Instead of posting a new thread for my question..

So how pedestrian friendly or bike friendly is Wilmington???
It is super pedestrian and bike friendly in most areas!
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Old 03-26-2018, 04:23 PM
 
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So how pedestrian friendly or bike friendly is Wilmington???
About the same as any other mid-sized, suburban southern city. Which is to say, apart from dedicated walking and biking trails, not very.

There are some nice greenways and bike ways:

https://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/departm...n/parks/trails

There's a nice walking loop at Wrightsville Beach:

Explore Wrightsville Beach with a lope around The Loop - News - Wilmington Star News - Wilmington, NC

Once you get off these, and on the street, its not very pedestrian or bike friendly.

http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/2...-friendly-town
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Old 03-27-2018, 05:29 PM
 
Location: (Orginally From Ann Arbor, MI) Now reside in Evans, Georgia
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I had found http://wilmingtonnc.maps.arcgis.com/...8ac50db64df6da

Anyone use the carpool options? www.sharetheridenc.org
or the wave? How do they fare?
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Old 03-29-2018, 07:45 AM
 
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I have never used the carpool options as I had purchased a motorcycle in Jacksonville when I lived there! This didnt really allow for me to carpool however I think if you wanted to it would be a great idea. Traffic can get a little crazy at certain times especially near the beach.
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Old 03-29-2018, 11:26 AM
 
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WAVE is basically a transportation resource of last resort.
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Old 05-02-2018, 03:50 PM
 
Location: (Orginally From Ann Arbor, MI) Now reside in Evans, Georgia
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well, I was pleasantly surprised for my 2 week long visit recently. Had to try the WAVE, check out my bike lanes, side walks, and scooter rentals while there. It was sure nice to see so many people out walking, riding bikes, walking their furbabies all over town , even downtown.

I'm sure much areas, needs updates or could use it, but considering ( where I am currently moving from) we have zero shoulders on the roads or public transit, or bike lanes and over all very unsafe to walk the grassy noles around the roads here, it was a welcomed upgrade =)
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Old 05-03-2018, 07:39 AM
 
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well, I was pleasantly surprised for my 2 week long visit recently. Had to try the WAVE, check out my bike lanes, side walks, and scooter rentals while there. It was sure nice to see so many people out walking, riding bikes, walking their furbabies all over town , even downtown.

I'm sure much areas, needs updates or could use it, but considering ( where I am currently moving from) we have zero shoulders on the roads or public transit, or bike lanes and over all very unsafe to walk the grassy noles around the roads here, it was a welcomed upgrade =)
The City is finally making a concerted effort. There is a long way to go. The best thing about Wilmington in terms of being pedestrian/bike friendly is that because of the geography, there is less ability to sprawl. Retrofitting into bike/pedestrian friendly is actually affordable, unlike most southern cities.

The recent announcement of the South College Rd section of Greenway and Park Ave section of Greenway will add to the Cross City trail sections. As will an extension from the Cameron Art Museum to the Hospital. I'm sure the city has their list of priorities but I would love to see the Wrightsville Ave corridor have bike lanes from Independence to Oleander and Shipyard Blvd have connections to the Greenway from Carolina Beach Rd to College Rd.
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