Join the USGBC North Carolina Cape Fear Branch on Friday, Oct. 14 for an afternoon walking tour of North Fourth Street, an emerging Wilmington neighborhood.
We'll start at 413/415 North Fourth Street, which is between the Walnut and Red Cross Streets. Street parking will be available along North Fourth/Walnut/Red Cross Streets.
We'll end the tour at the Goat and Compass, 710 North Fourth, for additional discussion with our speakers and Green Drinks.
The tour is pending approval for 2 CEU hours for LEED AP, NCBOLA & AIA.
Why walkable communities matter
North Fourth Street is a walkable community, with its wide sidewalks and proximity to mixed use buildings. Speakers will discuss characteristics of the up-and-coming area that make it a pedestrian friendly community.
Cities across the nation are inhibited by a vehicle-first design. We can create more livable built environments within a neighborhood scale by providing efficient and attractive pedestrian or local transit options, reducing dependence on cars.
Establishing street environments that are safe and appealing also supports public health by encouraging walking and cycling. It also promotes sustainability of natural and economic resources, along with an increase in social interaction among residents in the local community.