Important Announcements

Chapel Hill Transit will adjust service for Spring Break, March 8-15.  The weekday NU route will end earlier in the evening and the weekend U and NU routes will not operate.  Safe Ride routes will not operate March 13-15. Regular service will resume March 16th.  For specific schedule information, please visit www.chtransit.org.

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Events

Regional Transit Bus ROADeo

Sunday, March 9th, 8:00am - noon
Chapel Hill Transit Operations Facility, 6900 Millhouse Road, Chapel Hill

The regional ROADeo is a contest of skill for professional transit operators, which requires contestants to maneuver through a timed course, negotiating obstacles that simulate the challenges they face daily while maintaining safety standards. Chapel Hill Transit and four other transit systems will participate in the regional ROADeo: Capital Area Transit (CAT), Cary Transit (C-Tran), Greensboro Transit Authority (GTA) and Triangle Transit. Bring your kids and enjoy the race!

Getting Around in the Southeastern U.S. in the 17th and 18th Centuries

Sunday, March 9th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
523 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

This free presentation will focus on the physical and geographical aspects of ground transportation in the southeast in the 17th and 18th centuries. Information on local travel, settlement patterns, and trade routes along the Neuse-Eno and Haw fords will be covered.  A reception will follow.

Kidical Mass

Saturday, March 22nd, 2pm
Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson St., Chapel Hill

Kidical Mass is our semi-annual legal, safe and FUN bike ride for kids, kids at heart, and their families. The event is a family friendly bike ride through the community. The  community partners of Triangle BikeWorks, Carrboro Bicycle Coalition, The ReCyclery, and Bicycle Alliance Chapel Hill (BACH) along with Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation are co-sponsoring the Kidical Mass Bike Parade at Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation’s Hargraves Community Center. Activities include bike decorating, crafts by Kidzu Children's Museum, and prize giveaways. Healthy snacks will be provided.

On-Campus Public Meeting for Chapel Hill Transit North-South Corridor Study

Wednesday, March 26th, 11:30am - 1:30pm (drop in anytime during these hours)
UNC Stone Center, 150 South Road, Hitchcock Multi-Purpose Room

Chapel Hill Transit is conducting the North-South Corridor Alternatives Analysis, “North-South Corridor Study” for short, to evaluate the best methods for moving more residents and commuters along the MLK Boulevard and 15-501 South corridors. An AA is a detailed study of all reasonable transportation alternatives within a corridor that addresses identified transportation problems. The study area runs from Eubanks Road south to Southern Village and includes all points in between along the corridor.

Carrboro Open Streets

Saturday, April 12th, 10am - 2pm
Weaver Street, Carrboro

Mark your calendars! The 2nd Annual Carrboro Open Streets is scheduled for Saturday April 12th, 2014 from 10am to 2pm. Come join half of Carrboro as we once again close Weaver Street to cars and open it to people! We’ll have rock climbing, yoga in the streets, bicycle loops for kids, slow bike races for adults, classes to help young cyclists say goodbye to their training wheels, and so much more. Make your own smoothie in our bike blender! All events are free, and there is going to be something for everyone. Want to help out and get a free t-shirt? Sign up to volunteer here.

 


Transit Alerts

Chapel Hill Transit Spring Break Schedule

Chapel Hill Transit will adjust its service schedule from Saturday, March 8th through Saturday, March 15th due to the UNC Spring Break schedule.  During this time, the weekday NU route will end earlier in the evening and the weekend U and NU routes will not operate.  Weekday EZ Rider services will end at 10:35pm. Safe Ride routes will not operate Thursday, March 13th through Saturday, March 15th.

Regular service will resume on Sunday, March 16th.  For specific schedule information, please visit www.chtransit.org.

 


New Bicycle Alliance

Bicycle Alliance of Chapel Hill (BACH)

BACH was formed to channel interest and support for bicycling in Chapel Hill, lobby local elected officials to implement the Bike Master Plan, foster a bike friendly culture in town, and organize cycling related events. Monthly meetings are held at Whole Foods.

 


Vanpools

Save Money! Reduce Stress!

Current vanpools travelling to UNC offer affordable and reliable transportation during weekdays. Vanpools park for free at UNC, and the low monthly fare covers gas, maintenance and insurance! If you live in Apex, Cary, Burlington, Graham, Mebane, or Siler City, please request more information.

 

Carpools

Zimride April Earth Day Commuting Contest

April 22nd is Earth Day and to celebrate sustainability and the commitment to reducing the carbon footprint, Zimride, UNC's private ridesharing network, will be having an Earth Day Commuting Contest during the entire month of April. Beginning April 1 through April 30th, go to zimride.unc.edu and start logging your daily commutes in your personal Zimride Commute Calendar. Once you have logged a commute, your name will be entered into a raffle for some great prizes, including a Kindle Fire HD. It’s that easy! Check it out!

Share the Love, Share the Ride!

GoTriangle is ready to share the love of sharing the ride. Sign up for ridematching services and find a vanpool that works for you through UNC.ShareTheRideNC.org.  Be on the lookout for more fun ways to participate and find a ride that works for your commute to school or work.

 


Carshare

Get More Zipcar with Promo Codes

Now that midterms are over and finals are around the corner, it’s time to get your summer plans locked down. Are you going to a big city for an internship or first job? Then why lose sleep over transportation?

Zipcar is a car-sharing service with vehicles on campuses and in cities across the country. Members can reserve cars by the hour or day with gas and insurance included. You only need to be 18+ to join on campus, and members over 21 can use Zipcars anywhere they’re available!

To save money, CAP members can join for just $10 at zipcar.com/unccap. Make sure to use the promo code CITYZIP on your application and get $25 in free driving to get you started.

P.S. Already a member? Use the promo code CAREER2014 here to get $10 in credit for a late-night snack run while you’re studying!

 


CAP Merchants

Remember Your CAP Discounts

CAP members, remember to show your CAP discount card to receive discounts at local merchants.

Congratulations to Our Winners!

All CAP members are entered into monthly prize drawings. Congrats to the following winners this academic year:

Merchants
Prizes
Winners
Bruegger's Bagels Free Dozen Bagels Sarah J.
Bruegger's Bagels Free Dozen Bagels Caroleen Q.
Carolina Brewery $25 Gift Card Carolina D.
Carolina Inn  Brunch for Two Darin N.
Chapel Hill Restaurant Group $25 Gift Card Marsela C.
Chapel Hill Tire Free Oil Change, Tire Rotation & NitroFill ($120 value) Setonya S.
Chapel Hill Tire Free Oil Change, Tire Rotation & NitroFill ($120 value) Hannah L.
Panera  Year of Bagels Hope W.
Panera  Year of Bagels Emily E.
Panera  Year of Bagels Steven H.
Panera  Year of Bagels Rebecca N.
Spanky's Restaurant $25 Gift Card Katherine O.
Squid's Restaurant $25 Gift Card Maia L.
UNC Student Stores $25 Gift Card Lauren B.
Whole Foods $25 Gift Card Michelle A.

Mediterranean Deli is offering some new Gluten Free Options, and they've had a new bike rack installed! They also just introduced the Mediterranean Quinoa Salad, which is a great non-GMO protein for vegans commuting on their bikes.

 


Traffic & Parking Alerts

Craige Parking Deck Expansion Project

Other Construction Projects

 


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