Feet Don’t Fail Me Now – Sidewalks Extended in Corolla

new-sidewalks-in-corollaCorolla is a great place in the Outer Banks to spend time with family and friends and to enjoy the beautiful nature and attractions of this resort community. This past winter, construction started for a 3-mile extension of the Corolla Greenway. This extension and the sidewalks in the town present key benefits to the Corolla community. The multi-use path extension is now ready and is located next to N.C. Highway 12.

According to the Outer Banks Voice, Eileen M. Wirth, the project coordinator for Currituck County, said that the extension would be 10 feet wide and going from the southern part of section A of the Ocean Sands neighborhood to Monteray Plaza.

In 2013, Currituck County opened sidewalks that went from Whalehead to the beach access located on the northern end of Corolla village.  

The sidewalks that have recently been added in Corolla will help pedestrians and drivers living in Corolla or vacationing in the town. Sidewalks make traveling by walking, biking, running, etc. a safer option for all pedestrians in Corolla; especially at night. Pedestrians will be much more comfortable and happy walking along a sidewalk and off of the road. Drivers can also have more control and drive safer if pedestrians are walking on the sidewalks instead of on the main highway, especially in two-lane roads. Without sidewalks, it can be challenging for pedestrians as well as drivers to travel within communities.

Corolla will benefit economically since sidewalks can help retailers with increased foot traffic, and real estate can also become more attractive in areas with these pathways. Sidewalks can also lead to healthier communities. According to AARP, people residing in neighborhoods with sidewalks are 47 percent more likely to engage in physical activity for a minimum of 39 minutes per day. Physical activity is important for health and well-being, and sidewalks can help to encourage more activity such as walking or biking. Walkways also help the environment, with a reduced use of cars and gasoline and a decrease in vehicle emissions.

The sidewalk extension in Corolla is a great way to relax while you are vacationing in Corolla and to see more of the neighborhoods and the beauty that Corolla has to offer. There are several attractions to see and enjoy, such as the Whalehead Club, the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, Historic Corolla Village, the Wild House Museum, and a variety of local restaurants. Leave the car at home and use the new sidewalks to see the community, visit attractions and restaurants.

The additional sidewalks in Corolla will provide many benefits for the area. Over the years, the Outer Banks has become a great destination for bike enthusiasts. Many residents and visitors will be excited to see the extension and the accessibility of these pathways.

For more information about Corolla, contact Eillu. We are ready to help you with your Outer Banks real estate needs.


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