Important Announcements

Triangle Transit is proposing changes to routes that serve the UNC campus. You can give feedback on these changes until April 19th.

Celebrate Earth Day in April by participating in the events listed below on sustainability at UNC!

Please spread the word about our search for vanpoolers coming from Apex, Burlington, Graham, Mebane, and Siler City.


Earth Day
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Celebrate Earth Day!

Carrboro Open Streets
Saturday, April 13, 2013, 10 am - 2 pm, West Weaver Street

Come and enjoy car-free streets and free activities for the whole family! Enjoy dance, climbing, and bicycle fun including an ELF bike display, bike blender, bicycle rodeo, and bike carrier exhibits.

UNC Science Expo
Saturday, April 13, 2013, 10 am - 3 pm, Morehead Planetarium

Learn about current science research happening on UNC’s campus through demonstrations, hands-on activities, lab tours, exhibits, and science talks from professors and students at UNC. Visit the Sustainability Center and the Solar Stage to find out about the ways Chapel Hill stays green, and learn a few tips on how you can live more sustainably.

Carbon Heelprint Day
Tuesday, April 16, 11am - 3pm, Polk Place

Come out to Polk Place every day of the week, April 15-19, to celebrate Earth Day! On Tuesday, show your support of alternative transportation. Visit the Electric Vehicle Rodeo in the parking lot between Hanes and Memorial.

Earth Festival
Tuesday, April 19, 11am - 3pm, Polk Place

Bring your friends to play games, listen to music and check out the sustainability efforts around campus!



Rideshare to Improve the Air

Try Ridesharing for a Day in Earth Month!
Spare the air and save money by trying ridesharing this month! You can find other people with the same commute on UNC's Zimride network! This network is private to UNC, and you can try it out for a few days to see what you think to meet the people near you, in case you ever need a ride in the future.

Vanpools Improve the Air
Join a vanpool to celebrate Earth Day and show your support of sustainable transportation. Vanpools reduce the number of cars on the road that produce hazardous emissions. Help improve the air we breathe by riding in a vanpool!



Zipcar Presents Project Roadway!

This spring, Zipcar is challenging any student with an eye for design to enter their Project Roadway contest and design ZipcarU’s newest t-shirt. The winner will get $500 cash and an hour with Zipcar’s creative director to go over their design and learn a little about the creative process at a company like Zipcar. To check out the contest, see old designs that just missed the cut or get your hands on some design tools, click here. Just remember, you’ve got to get your design in before April 30th to have a shot.

 


Transit Alerts

Triangle Transit Proposed Service Changes for August 2013
Triangle Transit would like your feedback on the proposed service changes for routes 800, 700, 201, and RTP shuttle 49. This feedback will be incorporated into final recommendations presented to the Triangle Transit Board of Trustees in May 2013. Staff hopes to implement service changes on August 19, 2013.

Give feedback by April 19 at triangletransit.org/august2013, or talk to service planners as they listen to riders on the buses.

Fare Free Transit for Earth Day Celebration
Triangle Transit and CAT will be celebrating Earth Day on April 20th with a FARE FREE DAY. Bring friends who’ve never taken the bus, and show them how easy it is to get around the Triangle on Saturday, April 20th.

The Neighborhood Bus Buddy Program
Clean Energy Durham is seeking cool bus riders in the area to serve as Neighborhood Bus Buddy resources. Buddies will help new riders in their communities by accompanying them along their bus routes to work or school.

If you have experience with transit in the Triangle area, then you qualify as a transit resource. Please contact DeDreana Freeman by calling 919-323-3244 or email busbuddy@cleanenergydurham.org for more information. You could develop your vast wealth of knowledge about transit into energy savings for your neighbors and other people in your community.

 


Be Active and Able!

BikeAbility
Saturday, April 13, 2013, 9 am to noon
6850 Millhouse Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (off of Eubanks, near I-40)

This event is designed for youth and adults with disabilities/special needs, their families, friends and staff. A few typical models of adaptive bikes will be available to try out. For those who bring their own bikes, the Recyclery will do free safety inspections, check brakes and tighten seats.

Tar Heel 10 Miler
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 7:30 am

The 2013 Tar Heel 10 Miler and the Fleet Feet Sports 4 Mile Run will once again be amazing, community-building events, drawing 5,000 participants. Don’t miss a chance to run in springtime Chapel Hill with roads open only to runners. It’s a great time to get in shape for your walk or bike commute to campus!

Bike Registration
Come to The Pit to get a bike permit on April 3rd, 10th or 24th, from 11 am to 2 pm. Thieves are less likely to steal bikes with permits, and police can contact you if they find your bike. Plus, get a coupon for 50% off Kryptonite U-Locks!

Make your voices heard!

  1. The WalkBikeNC Draft Plan is open for public comment.
    We're all pedestrians – and many of us enjoy cycling – so give NCDOT your feedback on pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure planning. This is a unique opportunity to share your ideas and experiences and to influence the future of walking and cycling in NC. The more perspectives, the better! Comment on the WalkBikeNC Draft Plan.

  2. On a local note, check out the DCHC Long-Range Transportation Plan
    The Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO) is reviewing the report for their long-range plan on future transportation needs and inviting citizens to participate.  The public comment period will last until Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
    Comments should be forwarded to:
    Andy Henry
    City of Durham, Transportation Dept., 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, NC  27701
    E-mail:  andrew.henry@durhamnc.gov   Phone:  (919) 560-4366, x-36419

See the Earth Day events section for cycling-related fun, and stay tuned for May – National Bike Month – to celebrate and encourage cyclists everywhere!


CAP Merchants

Thank You CAP Merchants!
Many local restaurants and stores offer discounts to show their support of alternative transportation. Remember to use your CAP discount card to enjoy local food and fun!


GoCreative

Calling All Students to GoCreative!
GoTriangle and Triangle Transit invite you to GoCreative! You could win an iPad mini or $150 just by expressing your creativity and supporting alternative transportation:  www.gotriangle.org/gocreative

GoCreative is open to all students at universities in the Triangle.  There will be some competition, but feel free to invite your classmates to help you win!  Have fun creating a video, painting, sculpture, or other artistic piece and send it (or a picture of it) to info@gotriangle.org. Submissions are due by 5:00 PM on April 18th, 2013.

 


Construction Alerts

The Health Sciences Library Bus Stop will be closed until further notice due to construction of the ductbank and streetscaping construction projects.

South Columbia will continue to have occasional temporary lane closures due to the DOT widening project.

 

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