Limits: William Blythe Drive to Kenan Stadium East and West Path Connectors
Paul Hardin Drive

Purpose of Improvements

This connection would improve north-south connectivity between residence halls and the Kenan Stadium East and West Path system.

Existing Conditions

  • Road width varies from 20-foot lanes (2 lanes) to 36-foot lanes (3 lanes).
  • There are no existing bicycle accommodations.
  • There are 5 to 10-foot wide sidewalks on both sides.
  • The steep grade northbound is a significant barrier for bicyclists.
  • The roadway is maintained by UNC-CH.

Short-Term Recommendation

Shared Lane Markings

Add shared lane markings in the center of the outside lanes with BICYCLES MAY USE FULL LANE signs.

Primary Implementation Challenges: none

Probable Construction Cost: $2,895

Long-Term Recommendation Options

Further study will be required to select one of the following options.

Shared Use Path

When the DPS Building site is redeveloped, construct a 12-16 foot wide shared use path along the east side of Paul Hardin Drive to connect Ram Village, Kenan Stadium East and West Paths.

Primary Implementation Challenges: west side of Paul Hardin Drive along the Craige Deck is constrained by existing retaining walls and steep slopes. May require relocation or construction of retaining walls.

Probable Construction Cost: $206,565

Bicycle Lanes

As part of a roadway widening or reconstruction project, add 6-foot bicycle lanes to both sides of the roadway.

Primary Implementation Challenges: West side of Paul Hardin Drive along the Craige Deck is constrained by existing retaining walls and steep slopes. May require relocation or construction of retaining walls.

Probable Construction Cost: $598,515