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Rules of the Road Reminder

Warm spring weather and longer days mean better conditions for cycling. It’s important that motorists are safe around cyclists and that cyclists are safe around motorists, in order to prevent collisions. Check out these safety tips and be alert on the roadways!

Share Your Input on Transportation Priorities for Durham, Chapel Hill & Carrboro

The Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO) is seeking public feedback on the draft goals and objectives for its 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan, which will drive future policies and decision-making processes for highway, bicycle, pedestrian, and transit projects in Orange, Durham and Chatham counties.

• Complete a short online survey.

• Visit the DCHC MPO Website and provide comments by email.

• Attend a drop-in public workshop on Thursday, March 17 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Durham Station Transportation Center, located at 515 W. Pettigrew Street.

For more information about the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan, contact Andy Henry with the City of Durham Transportation Department at 919-560-4366, ext. 36419 or by email. Like the DCHC MPO Facebook page and follow the DCHC MPO Twitter feed to stay up-to-date on news about transportation planning efforts for Durham, Orange, and Chatham counties.

Participate in a Discussion on the Future of Art in Chapel Hill

Cities across the country, small and large, realize that a vibrant arts scene can attract people and spur economic development. What is your vision for the Arts in Chapel Hill? Would you like to see some creative and artistic bus stops in Chapel Hill? The Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Department’s Cultural Arts Division and the Chapel Hill Public Arts Commission have been working on developing an Arts Plan. Join a lively conversation about the arts in Chapel Hill on March 14, 5:30–7 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd or fill out this survey.

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Chapel Hill Transit Spring Break Schedule

Chapel Hill Transit will make the following service adjustments due to the UNC Spring Break schedule:

• The weekday NU route will not operate March 14-18 and will resume on Monday, March 21.

• The weekday A-Limited morning trips (7:14–9:44 a.m.) will not operate March 14-18 and will resume on Monday, March 21.

• The weekend U and NU routes will not operate March 12-19 and will resume on Sunday, March 20.

• Safe Ride routes will not operate March 17-19 and will resume on Thursday, March 24.

For specific schedule information, please visit, email, or call a customer service representative at 919-485-7433.

Join GoPerks and Win Prizes!

Want to win prizes just for commuting? Employees may join the GoPerks program by signing up or logging in at Log your commute and enter to win gift cards from local Triangle businesses and restaurants!

PART Commuter Dash 5K

On Saturday, April 16, 2016 PART will host its annual 5K at Triad Park in Kernersville, NC. Registration is free and participants agree to try an alternate commute option (bike, walk, bus, vanpool, carpool, ride the train, telecommute) instead of driving alone at least once by April 16. You can register now online.

PART On-board Commuter Survey

In late March and early April, PART will conduct a commuter survey on each PART Express bus route. This survey will provide PART with important ridership and customer satisfaction information. Each passenger that completes a survey will be eligible to win a prize.


Open Seats on a Mebane Vanpool!

A vanpool leaving from Lowes Foods, Mebane Oaks Rd has two open spaces. This vanpool arrives at UNC at 8:00 a.m. and departs at 4:30 p.m. If this works with your schedule please contact Cathy Cornett at or by phone at 919-843-1517. More information on vanpooling.

Ride Free to UNC

Join a vanpool or start a new one in March, and your first month is free! Any new rider may receive up to $100 towards the fare of a vanpool, leased by PART or GoTriangle. UNC employees and students are eligible, even if you have a parking permit. Commuters who join CAP will receive even more benefits. Simply fill out this form to get started!


Rideshare for Spring Break!

Going on a Spring Break adventure? Zimride can help you get there. If you already have a car on campus, why not share the seats in your car with other UNC students. Don’t have a car? Look for others going the same way. It’s easy and you might just make a new friend along the way! Log in and post a ride between Feb. 29 and March 20 and have a chance to win a $25.00 MasterCard gift card from Zimride.


Triangle Bicycle & Pedestrian Workshop

Join us for the sixth annual Triangle Bicycle & Pedestrian Workshop, to be held on Friday, March 11, 2016, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. Registration begins at 8:00 and the program begins promptly at 8:30. Learn and discuss bicycle and pedestrian topics, including:

• Local and Statewide Initiatives

• NCDOT & Legislative Updates

• Wake County Greenway Plan

• Safe Routes to Schools

You can register here:

Carrboro Open Streets

The 2016 Carrboro Open Streets Event will be held on Sunday, April 10 from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. The main purpose of Carrboro Open Streets is to recreate the street and encourage community building through a variety of activities. Dance, do yoga, ride a bike, climb a rock wall, make smoothies on a bike blender, and participate in many other activities in a public space that not many ever thought of as a place to partake in recreation.

Geared Up For Art: A Call for Submissions!

Have you taken some really great shots of bicycles, or a bicycling trip? Have you painted a beautiful piece that includes bicycles, or done some other bike-themed art piece worthy of inclusion at a bike-themed art exhibit? The Carrboro Bicycle Coalition, along with the Carrboro Branch Library Arts Committee, is curating a show on the Art of Bicycles that will be on exhibit the months of June through October. The show will be professionally hung, and there is some money available for mounting your work. In addition, if you are interested in selling your piece, you will be able to do so with only a small commission to the library.

For more information, please contact CBC board member Heidi Perry at Submissions must be received by April 25. Look for many other related events to be announced soon.


ZipMadness is here!

This March, the Zipcar parking spot at Wilson Library will be turned into a basketball court and the Zipcar sign on the spot will be converted into a basketball hoop, giving you a chance to win free Zipcar for a year and a $100 gift card to ’47 Brand! Take trick shots at the hoop and tag it #ZipMadness on Instagram beginning March 13 thru April 4. The picture with the most likes will win the free membership and gift card!

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Spring Bicycle Sale

Come to The Clean Machine or any of The Bicycle Chain locations through April 10 and shop select bicycles and accessories that are up to 20% off!! Please see our website for more details. High fives and happy riding!

Artwalk at Caffé Driade

Catch St.George’s artwork on display at Caffé Driade as part of this month’s 2nd Friday Artwalk! The Artwalk is a one-day tour of the art Chapel Hill & Carrboro have to offer, but you can find St.George’s work at the Caffé all month long.

New Pharmacy at Student Stores

The Student Stores Pharmacy recently became an in-network pharmacy with the UNC State Health Insurance Plan. Faculty and staff may visit the convenient, low-cost pharmacy for prescription and over-the-counter health needs.

Located in the heart of campus, Students Stores Pharmacy is operated by UNC Campus Health Services and can be found on the 3rd floor of Student Stores.

Prescription transfer: You may transfer any prescription providing the medication is on our formulary. Tell us the name and telephone number of the pharmacy where your prescription was last filled; we will call that pharmacy and transfer your remaining refills to our pharmacy. If your prescription is not on the formulary, you may request that we evaluate the drug to determine if it can be added to the formulary.

Insurance: Both pharmacies accept insurance – including the State Health Insurance Plan. Present your current prescription benefits insurance card to the pharmacy when you have your prescription filled.

Payment: The pharmacies accept cash, charge, check or UNC OneCard as payment.

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