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Greensboro leaders look at ways to improve Friendly Avenue area

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Greensboro City Council heard from residents near Friendly Avenue Tuesday about the city’s plans for that area.

About a year ago, a survey showed that majority of the people off of Friendly Avenue wanted upgrades to make it easier to walk and bike to the shopping centers.

“That's [an area] surrounded by a lot of stable single-family neighborhoods and we want to make sure they coexist well into the future,” said Russ Clegg, senior planner for the City of Greensboro.

The city crafted a plan with a goal to make it easier for people living nearby to get to the shops and even the parks.

The plan will focus on areas on Friendly Avenue between Elam Avenue and Holden Road.

Another goal of the plan is to better communicate with the people that live there about potential growth.

“We really want to work with residents in the area to focus on some of the intersections that they have identified as being important to improve,” Clegg said.

At Tuesday's meeting city council meeting, council passed the Friendly Avenue Area Plan.

“Well we've been very fortunate with this plan that we've gotten great public input, from folks in around that area,” Clegg said.

The city looks to take some action on the plan in the next couple of years.