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GoPass Now Accepted on PART

UNC employees and students commuting from the Triad area are eligible to ride FREE on PART Route 4 with the UNC GoPass! Commuters can now choose to take the PART bus or a PART vanpool. UNC will continue to offer $20/month towards vanpool fares. Park & Ride lots served by the PART bus and vanpools are FREE!

To obtain a GoPass or receive the vanpool subsidy, eligible commuters may register for the Commuter Alternative Program (CAP).  If you currently have a parking pass and want to try the bus, fill out this form to request free day passes.

Golden Modes Nominations

Every year, we reward individuals, employers & organizations committed to promoting sustainable transportation, improving our environment and reducing traffic. Please take a few minutes to nominate an individual commuter, employer or community organization to let them know their dedication to smart commuting is appreciated. Nominations accepted until Friday, August 21 at 5:00 p.m.

 ReCYCLEry Bike Sale & Swap

Come to The ReCYCLEry workshop on Sunday August 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (back of 108 N. Graham Street) and buy/sell/swap your bikes or bike gear. Help support the ReCYCLEry by buying their (and others’) stuff!

They will have full bikes, gear, bike parts, locks, pumps, t-shirts, jerseys, and all sorts of other bicycle related treasures. Check out their Facebook event to see a selection of the bikes that will be for sale. Everyone is welcomed to bring their equipment to swap and sell.

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Transit

University Place Bus Stop Temporarily Relocated

On Thursday, August 20, Chapel Hill Transit relocated the bus stop at University Place due to construction. The temporary stop will be located in the parking area of the former Wells Fargo Bank building off South Estes Drive. Buses will serve the temporary stop from South Estes Drive. To stay up to date on the latest Chapel Hill Transit news, subscribe to “CH Transit Service” Updates.

Give Feedback on Transit

Have you had a great experience on the bus? Or some trouble? Take the time to share! Fill out feedback forms for Chapel Hill Transit or forGoTriangle and let them know how things are going.

See Buses in Real-Time

Watch buses move online or by downloading the TransLoc app to your smartphone. Need help figuring out which bus to take? Use Google Transit to plan your trip.

Vanpool

Let Someone Else Do the Driving

Check out these UNC vanpools to see if one matches your commute. Vanpool riders get to sleep, read, or just sit back and relax during their commute. Compare that to driving alone every day. Try it once, and you’ll never want to leave!

New Vanpool Forming

We’re looking for riders coming from the Four Seasons Mall area that will serve UNC’s main campus for a 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. shift (Mon-Fri). If interested, please fill out this form.

Carpool

ShareTheRideNC’s GoPerks

Not only can you find a great carpool through ShareTheRideNC, but you can also win prizes with GoPerks! All you have to do is log your commute and click on GoPerks to choose your rewards (employees only). Start logging your commute today!

Post Your Commute and Carpool to UNC on Zimride

With the new semester kicking off, now is a good time to post a new commute or update your existing commute at zimride.com/unc, UNC’s private ridesharing software that provides students, faculty and staff an easy way to share rides. Carpooling saves money, decreases stress and helps reduce your carbon footprint. Zimride connects you with others headed the same way for enjoyable, sustainable travel.

Bike

Bike to Chapel Hill’s Movie Under the Stars

On Thursday, August 27, bike to the Wallace Deck (behind the Varsity Theatre) for a showing of Star Trek (2013). The Bicycle Alliance of Chapel Hill (BACH) will be providing bike valet service and raffling off a new bike! The movie will start at approximately 8:30 p.m. and admission is free. Click here for more information about this event.

Submissions for Bicycle Themed Art Show

A call to all of you artistic types out there: Next June, the Carrboro Bicycle Coalition will be curating a bicycle-themed art show at the Carrboro Branch of the Orange County Library, which is in McDougle Middle School. There will be more information available later this year, but as you are painting, or photographing or doing visual multimedia art, keep this show in mind.

Carrboro Summer Streets

This Sunday, August 23, the block of Weaver Street between Greensboro Street and E. Main Street will be closed from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Closed to cars, that is! This public space will be open for hop-scotching, hula-hooping, jump-roping, yoga classes, and any other activity you can think up. The Carrboro Bicycle Coalition will be meeting on the street to plan the upcoming presentation at the statewide Bike Summit in Charlotte later this fall. If you have an activity you want to lead, post it on the Carrboro Summer Streets Facebook page.

Zipcar

No Car on Campus? Let Zipcar Help

This year, make bumming a ride a thing of the past and use Zipcar. Zipcar is a member-based carsharing service on campus that allows students (age 18+) to use cars by the hour or the day – gas and insurance included. So, if you decided to leave the car at home to save on parking, then Zipcar is your new best friend.

To join, check out Zipcar.com/unc, so you can see for yourself what Zipcar is all about. See you on the road soon!

CAP Merchants

Treat Yourself!

Whether it’s for ice cream or dinner, use your CAP card for a discount at these local businesses.

 

Traffic & Parking Alerts

Skipper Bowles Drive Repaving

Traffic & Parking for Events

Fortify Project

Do you commute from Wake County to UNC? Check out www.my40ride.com for travel options or to request personalized assistance. Every car off the road helps to reduce traffic, accidents, delays and frustration. Any change is good, even if it’s just twice a month or once a week!

Commuter Alternative Program (CAP)

Email us at cap@unc.edu
or call 919-843-4414

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