currituck plans extensive walking paths
As traffic grows on Currituck County roads, county government is taking steps to protect pedestrians and connect communities. The just-released “Connect Currituck” study envisions multi-use paths along Caratoke Highway on the Mainland and NC 12 on the Outer Banks according to Jeff Hampton of the Virginian Pilot.
“Gabrielle Starboard wanted to buy eggs for a Mother’s Day breakfast, which meant she had to venture across busy U.S. 158 from her Walnut Island neighborhood to reach the supermarket.
She waited several minutes for a break in the weekend traffic before scooting across the five-lane thoroughfare.
A speeding car whooshed just behind her as she reached the other side.”
“I felt the wind as it went by,” she said.