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Open Seats in Cary Vanpool

Vanpooling is a great way to save money, help the environment and meet new people. A vanpool leaving from Cornerstone Village (at Davis Dr and High House Rd) has two open seats. This vanpool arrives at UNC at 7:20 am and departs at 4:30. If this works with your schedule please contact Tom Adams at tadamsmar@yahoo.com or by phone at 919-637-2512. Join this vanpool by May 31, and your first month is free!

GoTriangle Needs Your Feedback!

GoTriangle needs your feedback on proposed service changes to the following routes.  If approved, these changes will begin on August 7, 2016. Routes that serve UNC include the CRX and Route 400/405. Additional changes are proposed on Shuttle 46Route 105Route 305 Route 700DRX.

CAP Testimonials

We were lucky enough to have a few CAP members share their feelings about the program with us. Hear what they have to say on the new testimonials page. Want to share your story with us? Email cap@unc.edu!

CAP Prize Winners

Congrats to Kelly Sue F., Nova J., and Alex P., for winning the March monthly CAP Prize Drawing. Thanks to Whole Foods Chapel Hill, Great Outdoor Provision Company and Townsend and Bertram for donating prizes!

UNC Repair Fair

Free bike raffle at the Tarheel Repair Fair! Stop by on Tuesday, April 19 from 11am-2pm, in the Student Union's Great Hall. Learn how to fix a flat bike tire at The ReCYCLEry's repair demos, then visit the CAP table for a patch kit to take your new skills on the road! There will also be repairs for clothing, jewelry, small electronics, and more.

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Transit

PART Commuter Dash 5K

On Saturday, April 16, PART will host its annual 5K at Triad Park in Kernersville, NC. Registration is free when participants agree to try an alternate commute option (bike, walk, bus, vanpool, carpool, ride the train, telecommute) at least once by April 16. Register here by April 13.

PART's New Veteran Fare

In appreciation of the men and women who have served in our nation’s armed forces, PART is honored to offer veterans a new discounted fare. Veterans will be able to purchase veteran passes for 50% less than full fare. The new veteran fare will be accepted on all PART Express bus and shuttle routes. Under the new policy, veterans are required to show a valid Veterans ID card while boarding in order to receive discounted fare. Read more. 

New Greenlights Newsletter

Keep up with GoSmart by subscribing to their monthly newsletter, Greenlights. Stay up to date on their promotions and events by subscribing to Greenlights. 

Vanpool

GoTriangle's Vanpool Promotion

Maintenance? Handled. Insurance? Paid. Gas? Got it. Have an emergency and need to get home? GoTriangle has you covered. If you join or start a new vanpool by May 31, you get your first month out-of-pocket expenses rebated (up to $100!). Here are 7 reasons why now is the time to try vanpool!

Carpool

Celebrate Earth Day with Zimride!

Make every day Earth Day in April by posting a ride on Zimride. Have a car? Share a ride with other UNC commuters and make a difference by reducing your carbon footprint. Looking for a ride? Post a ride at zimride.com/UNC and find matches with those who are going the same way.

Bike

Bike Month is Approaching!

Get your calendars out and start marking down May's bike month events. There's a lot of great ones this year!

UNC’s Gearing Up for Bike Month Wed. May 4, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. at Berryhill HallFaculty, staff and students, come get bike checks from The ReCYCLEry, register your bike with UNC, pick up local bike info and swag and more!

Bike Month Parade Fri. May 6, 6–8 p.m. beginning with bike checks and decorations at 140 W. Franklin St., followed by a raucous and fun, family-friendly parade loop through downtown Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Festive dress and costume are encouraged!

BikeAbility Event Sat. May 7, 9 a.m.–noon at Fire Station #4 in Chapel Hill. Special needs bike-riding practice and safety awareness event.

Bike on Bus Demo Sat. May 14, 9–11 a.m. at the Chapel Hill Farmers Market. Are you intimidated by the idea of putting your bike on the bus? Here is your chance to learn, with assistance from the pros.

Bike to Work Breakfast Tues. May 17, 7–10 a.m. at the Libba Cotten Bikeway (Roberson St). The FAMOUS Bike to Work Breakfast! Featuring biscuits and coffee from the nationally acclaimed Neal’s Deli and Open Eye Cafe. Free bike checks! Bike blender smoothies! Stop by on your way to work.

International Ride of Silence Wed. May 18, 7 p.m. at the corner of E. Franklin St. and Henderson St., Chapel Hill. A local ride on the day of this international event, to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways and to show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured.

Gnarrboro BMX Jump Jam Sun. May 29, Noon–6 p.m. at Back Alley Bikes. If you missed last year’s event, don’t miss this one. It is as much fun for the spectators as it is for the participants.

Zipcar

Earn free driving!

This month, Zipcar is giving free driving credits when members take 3 or more trips by April 30. Here’s how it works: 

Take 3 trips = $10 in free driving
Take 4 trips = $15 in free driving
Take 5 trips = $20 in free driving

Get more details and sign up for free driving today!

CAP Merchants

Spring Bicycle Sale

Come to The Clean Machine or any of The Bicycle Chain locations through April 17 and shop select bicycles and accessories that are up to 20% off!! Please see our website for more details. High fives and happy riding!

Traffic & Parking Alerts

Baseball Game Day Parking and Transportation

Parking for Other UNC Events

Commuter Alternative Program (CAP)

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