All UNC Park & Ride lots require a paid permit (see pricing for UNC lots here), as approved in the 5-Year Plan. The Towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro also charge fees for their Park & Rides (see pricing for Town lots here).
UNC Park & Ride permits (including annual, daily and weekly) are honored in Town Park & Ride lots. Only UNC permits will continue to be honored in the UNC Park & Ride lots
Effective, January 1, 2014 the UNC Park & Ride permits will not be honored in the Franklin Street / Masonic Lodge lot.
Town Park & Ride lots include:
For more information on Town lots, visit townofchapelhill.org/prlots. At this time, no fees are planned for the commercial lot at Lowe's in Pittsboro.
Commuter Alternative Program (CAP) members who purchase an annual UNC Park & Ride permit have access to all lots.
Many other transportation alternatives are available for daily commuting:
- Chapel Hill Transit is fare-free at boarding!
- FREE Regional Park & Ride lots are available to ride Triangle Transit. Employees and eligible commuting students, who live outside of the Chapel Hill Transit service area and do not have an on-campus permit, can get a GoPass to ride for free! (Popular Park & Ride's: Southpoint Mall in Durham, Regional Transit Center near RTP, and District Drive in Raleigh)
- Vanpool through Triangle Transit and PART. Monthly fares cover the cost of gas, maintenance and insurance, and parking is free! Plus, employees and eligible commuting full-time students get a $20 monthly subsidy!
- Carpool through Zimride and ShareTheRideNC. These free ride-matching websites may help you find a new friend to share stories and commuting costs.
- Bike to a Park & Ride lot (or another transit stop) and lock up your bike or put your bike on the bus.