BikeFest!

Pedal to the Metal – Bike Fest 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

JOIN UNIVERSITY MALL AND DAVIS WEALTH MANAGEMENT FOUNDATION in support of the

Triangle Commuter Bicycle Initiative (TCBI click to visit)

Saturday, August 28, 9:30 AM – 1 PM

For Whom: Anyone who rides bikes, likes bikes, likes a festival, has children, wants to support connection of all the bike trails in the Triangle Area AND those who just like cool art!

What: A Community Bike Festival & Sculpted Metal Bike Exhibit in support of the TCBI

Children, decorate your bicycle and join us at 9:30 AM for the Kids’ Bike Parade. Prizes will be awarded to the “best dressed bikes” and every child will receive a FREE t-shirt! The first fifty children to arrive will also get free water bottles!

All of our guests will enjoy live entertainment, bike safety information, T-shirts, FREE bike tune-ups (courtesy the Carrboro ReCYCLEry), bike vendors like Cycle 9 and Melon – who will be bringing their ‘Slice’ foldable bicycles, Tarwheels Bike Club and TONS of family fun!

When: Saturday, August 28, 2010, 9:30 AM – 1 PM.

Children’s Bike Parade begins at 9:30 AM, everything else at 10:00 AM

Where: University Mall in Chapel Hill, off 15-501

Why:

• To focus attention on the beginning of the construction of the first connector route for

• To promote bike safety awareness and encourage cycling as a family exercise for all ages

• To launch the public, traveling exhibition for the Triangle Commuter Bike Initiative

Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) Labor Day Schedule

CHT will not operate on Monday, September 6, 2010, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. CHT services will resume on Tuesday, September 7, 2010. For additional information, contact a customer service representative at 919-969-4900 or email .

Transit Schedule Running Regularly for 2010-2011

Chapel Hill Transit LogoTo improve on time performance throughout the transit system, Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) implemented schedule changes Monday, Aug. 23. CHT makes changes to its schedules in January and August in response to ridership trends, changing traffic patterns, popular destinations and growth in the area.

Fixed Route Changes

  • CCX Route – Weekday service will start at 6 a.m. and end at 8 p.m. The first two a.m. trips (5:20 a.m., 5:50 a.m.) and the last two p.m. trips (8 p.m. and 8:40 p.m.) will be eliminated.
  • F Route – The first two a.m. trips will begin at 6:20 a.m. and 6:55 a.m. at McDougle School instead of Weaver Street Market.
  • FCX Route – Will operate in same direction in the mornings and afternoons. The route will serve Friday Center to Manning Drive (UNC Hospital) to South Road.
  • HS Route – Service will operate every 60 minutes from 6:45 a.m. to 5:40 p.m.
  • HU Route – Will serve Finely Golf Course and Old Mason Farm Roads to serve the UNC Imaging Center and the Ronald McDonald/SECU Family House all day, using Mason Farm Road to East Drive returning to Friday Center Drive. The route will not serve Health Sciences Library, Carrington Hall, Fetzer Gym or Bowles Drive.
  • M Route – The route will be discontinued due to low ridership and availability of alternate service nearby. Riders from the Pine Knolls community (Crest Drive and Cole Street) may access the CM route on Merritt Mill Road. Riders going to and from the Chapel Hill Public Library may access the CL, D and F routes along Franklin Street.
  • NS Route – Weekday morning 10 minute service will be provided from 7 to 9:30 a.m. There will be no change to the PM schedule.
  • NU Route – The 7:25 a.m. and 8:05 a.m. trips will be eliminated.
  • PX Route – Will no longer serve Fearrington Village on the 3:45 p.m. trip by request.
  • RU Route – Service will operate every 15 minutes from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., instead of every 10 minutes.
  • S Route – Will operate in same direction all day. The route will serve Friday Center Drive to Manning Drive (UNC Hospital), South Columbia Street to South Road. The route will not serve Bowles Drive.
  • V Route – Will no longer serve Stadium Drive and Ridge Road. The route will continue from Student Union on South Road to Pittsboro Street to Manning Drive.
  • DM Route – the Saturday DM route will be renamed the Saturday D and will no longer serve the Chapel Hill Public Library and Pine Knolls.

Shared Ride/Feeder Service Changes

  • Weekday Feeder Service – Service will be discontinued. The last day of service will be Friday, August 20, 2010.
  • Shared Ride Sunday and Evening Service – Service will be discontinued. The last day of service will be Sunday, August, 22, 2010.

All ADA eligible clients (EZ Rider) will not be affected by the Shared Ride/Feeder service changes. For additional information about the Shared Ride/Feeder Service changes, please call 919-969-5544.

New schedules will be available on the website and on the buses the week of Aug. 16.

CHT is the public transportation provider that serves Chapel Hill, Carrboro and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For complete information about CHT services, schedules, route changes or directions to the nearest CHT stop, visit us at www.chtransit.org, email or call a CHT customer service representative at 919-969-4900.

Triangle Transit Improvements

Monday, August 16, 2010, Triangle Transit will change for the better. Many Triangle area residents, commuters, and visitors will be affected by these changes which are being made to provide:

  • Improved service reliability and on-time performance
  • Simplified route designs
  • A more simplified route naming and numbering system
  • Improved transfer connections
  • Direct service to RDU airport from downtown Raleigh

In an effort to help you understand how travel on Triangle Transit may change, they’ve updated their website with NEW route schedules and maps.  Take a look at triangletransit.org and note the differences now so that when August 16th rolls around, you’ll already be in the know!

If you have questions, call our GoTriangle Regional Information Center at 485-RIDE(7433) for assistance.

Para una explicación de los camibos del servicio en español, por favor llame el 485 RIDE(7433).