Important Announcements

South Columbia Street will be closed
to all southbound traffic May 13 - August 13. Chapel Hill Transit routes will be detoured.

May is National Bike Month.
Celebrate by participating in the events below and during Bike to Work Week, May 13-17.

UNC Park & Ride fees
will be implemented on August 15 for the Friday Center, Hedrick Building, Hwy. 54, Chatham, Franklin Street, and 725 MLK Blvd.

Town Park & Ride fees
will be implemented on August 15 for Eubanks, Southern Village, and Jones Ferry.

Regional Park & Rides will remain free
to ride Triangle Transit or Chapel Hill Transit's PX route from Lowe's in Pittsboro.

Robertson Express fares
will apply to everyone, except for Robertson Scholars and UNC employees/students who qualify for a GoPass.

More vanpools have open seats!
Join a vanpool and relax during your commute from Burlington, Graham, Mebane, Apex, Cary, or Siler City.


Bike Month
| Rideshare | Zipcar | Transit | CAP Merchants | Construction


Celebrate National Bike Month and Encourage Cycling Everywhere!

Get on your Bike and Ride! Time to dust off the seat and trade in your 4 wheels for 2.  There are fun events planned throughout the Triangle – find some near you in the Bike to Work Month Regional Calendar!

Local Events Near UNC

The Commuter Alternative Program invites you to play games and win prizes! We will be encouraging bike commuters to map their routes and participate in the national Bike to Work Week. The Towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro will also be there to promote nearby cycling resources and events. Come out and congregate with other UNC cyclists!

Come learn how to quickly and easily mount a bike onto the front of any bus in the Triangle area. Remove the mystique of putting your bicycle on the bus, and watch your transportation world expand.

All Chapel Hill - Carrboro bicycle shops are offering bike inspections all day long at no charge AND no appointment required (though you might have to wait when you arrive)!

Serious cyclists – take the 8 mile bicycle cruise through Chapel Hill and Carrboro. A shorter route is designed for families. Be sure to dress out in your wildest cycling clothes (there is a prize for the best in show!). More information at www.gochapelhill.org.

Join the Carolina Bicycle Coalition

The Carolina Bicycle Coalition would like to wish everyone a happy National Bike Month. They encourage you to become a fan of their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CarolinaBicycleCoalition to stay current on biking news and developments on campus and around Chapel Hill!

Provide input to local and statewide cycling plans

This concerns all of us, as drivers also have a large stake in the safety of cyclists. Come out to support the town's bicycle plan and start to bring your input to bicycle planning in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

 


Rideshare Because You Care
(for your mother earth)

Happy Mother's Day May 12th!

Dear Moms,
Thank you for carpooling with your kids, their friends, and your friends. Whether or not you drive a minivan to soccer practice, the fact is you give carpooling a great name! Who's good for the community and the planet, as well as the family? Moms.

Love,
CAP

Students: Share the Ride After Finals!

zimride.unc.edu
Whether you're going to the beach, the mountains, or home, you can post your ride and split the cost with other Tar Heels! If you're staying for the summer sessions, you can add your new commute to avoid the high cost of fuel this season. Congrats on another semester completed!

Vanpools Go Where Transit Doesn't

Join a vanpool to save money, enjoy the ride with newfound neighbors, and reduce pollution!



Zipcar

There are Zipcars parked right on campus that you can reserve by the hour or day. Gas and insurance are included in the low rates, and you only need to be 18+ to join. Join for only $10 a year, and receive $10 in driving credit to try us out. To learn more, go to zipcar.com/unc.

As a member you get:


Transit Alerts

No Transit on Memorial Day

Monday, May 27, Chapel Hill Transit and Triangle Transit will not operate in observance of Memorial Day.

CAP GoPass holders, this may be a good day to use your S11 permit, or a chance to try carpooling: zimride.unc.edu.

South Columbia Widening Project

From May 13 to August 13, 2013, traffic on South Columbia Street will be one-way (northbound) from Fordham Boulevard towards Manning Drive. Outbound traffic will be detoured along Manning Drive, and Chapel Hill Transit is implementing a number of service adjustments to accommodate the project. Click here for detailed information on these service changes.

Chapel Hill Transit will host an information session from 10 am to 3 pm Thursday, May 2 at the North Carolina Children's Hospital (stage near the Hospital's entrance). The session will provide customers with an opportunity to ask questions regarding the service changes related to the NCDOT project to widen and enhance South Columbia Street between Purefoy Road and Manning Drive.

Summer Break Schedule for CHT

Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) will begin a summer break schedule on Saturday, May 11. The weekday CM, CW, D, J and NU routes will end earlier in the evening and the weekend U and NU routes will not operate. Safe Ride routes will not operate during the summer break and will resume on Thursday, Aug. 22. Visit chtransit.org for individual schedule times.

 


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!

 


Construction Alerts

South Columbia Widening Project

From May 13 to August 13, 2013, traffic on South Columbia Street will be one-way (northbound) from Fordham Boulevard towards Manning Drive. Outbound traffic will be detoured along Manning Drive.

Other Upcoming Construction Projects

Smith Level Road: Widening to include bike lanes, sidewalks and turn lanes with a center median.
Culbreth Road: Extending the Fan Branch/Morgan Creek Trails. Requires closure of Culbreth Road.
East Cameron Avenue: Installing two new water mains.

 

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