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Commuter News

April 2019

Highlights


May is National Bike Month!

Join local cyclists in celebrating Bike Month! UNC's Gearing Up for Biking and other OC CycleFest events will offer free bike gear, bike registration, and more. 
Thursday, May 2, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. @ UNC Berryhill Hall Courtyard

Weeknight Parking Program Begins Aug. 15

The weeknight parking program will take effect beginning Aug. 15, 2019. Parking permits or hourly/nightly fees will be required from 5 p.m. Monday until 7:30 a.m. Friday. CAP members will be eligible for 20 free weeknight passes.

Free Bus Rides!

Get on Board Day is April 25, and local transit agencies are offering free rides! Visit GoTriangle and PART to get more information on printing a free bus pass. 

Transit


Good Friday Holiday Service

The following transit agencies will have service adjustments on Friday, Apr. 19. 

  • GoTriangle's RSX will run hourly. See schedule. All other GoTriangle routes will operate normally.
  • Chapel Hill Transit will operate with Saturday-level service. The U, NU, and Safe Rides will not operate on Friday or Saturday.
  • PART Route 4 will not operate. See holiday schedule.
  • Chatham Transit will not operate. See route brochure.

GoTriangle Service Changes

GoTriangle aims to implement proposed service changes starting August 2019, including a new route from North Raleigh and schedule changes to the CRX. The Robertson Foundation is evaluating plans for continuation of the RSX route. Provide your feedback by April 24.

PART Trivia

Know a friend who wants to try riding PART? You could win them a free 10-ride bus pass by playing PART’s April trivia challenge! Winners will be announced monthly on PART’s social media.
 

Bike

 

NC 54 Bike/Ped Safety Improvement Study

The NCDOT is conducting a study of NC 54 between Old Fayetteville Rd. and Manning Dr. See the interactive map and share your thoughts in a 6-question survey by mid-May. Attend the public meeting on April 29.

BikeWalkNC Lobby Day

BikeWalkNC invites you to meet in Raleigh with North Carolina state legislators to support safe bike/ped infrastructure. See the Facebook event and register online.
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. @ Legislative Office Bldg, Raleigh

Traffic Signal Cycle Lengths

Curious how long the wait is to cross at your intersection? Check out Town of Chapel Hill's traffic signal data for cycle lengths.

 

Rideshare & Zipcar

 

Vanpool From Graham

A vanpool from Graham has an open seat. It departs the Graham Park & Ride to arrive at UNC by 7:10, then leaves UNC at 4:20 p.m. If you're interested, contact the driver. See more details and all UNC vanpools.

Zipcar #StartSimple Earth Month Giveaway

Zipcar is giving away a year of free driving credit in honor of April, Earth Month! Check out six simple tips to improve the environment. Tell @Zipcar how you go green with hashtag #startsimple and you could win!

$15 Zipcar Credit

CAP members get a free annual Zipcar membership. All new Zipsters can use code JOINSPRING2019 for a $15 driving credit, and existing members can use ZIPSPRING2019 at zipcar.com/gift. Credit expires May 31, 2019.

 

Extras

 

NC Moves 2050

Check out NCDOT's statewide transportation plan, NC Moves 2050 and see the public survey.

“Keep Our Air Clean” Student Art Contest

NC students can submit artwork (due Apr. 28) for a chance to be featured on billboards across the state. The theme is how people can reduce air pollution from vehicles, such as taking the bus, biking, or carpooling!

April CAP Prize Winners

Congratulations to our April prize winner Sara W. (a GoTriangle rider), who won a $25 gift card from Benny Cappella’s! All CAP members are entered into monthly prize drawings. Good luck!

Earth Day is April 22

Celebrate Earth Day on Monday, Apr. 22 – and give yourself a pat on the back if you choose sustainable transportation! Bike, walk, ride the bus, and carpool to campus to help UNC reduce its carbon footprint and reach Three Zeros goals.


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