After two cyclists and a pedestrian were struck and killed by oncoming traffic last week, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen discussed increasing protection for cyclists and pedestrians at their Tuesday night meeting.
The two cyclists — Ivan Scurlock and Alexandria Simou — were killed in a hit-and-run on U.S. Highway 15-501 Friday.
Two days earlier, pedestrian Lisa Renee Baldwin was killed by oncoming traffic at the intersection of U.S. 15-501 and South Estes Drive in Chapel Hill.
The board said they recognize the need for more crosswalks and “bike walks” throughout town in order to provide safety for the many walkers and bikers in the community.
Mayor Mark Chilton said the North Carolina Department of Transportation needs to help make the town safer for commuters who choose not to drive.