Win big with Car Free Day this Thursday!

Car Free Day is Thursday, September 22 – All Day Long!

HOW TO WIN:

As part of Car Free Day, anyone riding Chapel Hill Transit on Thursday can ask for a Car Free Sticker from the driver.  Bring the sticker by Chapel Hill Planning Department (405 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) and be entered into a drawing for gift cards and other great prizes!   And make sure when arriving to say that you are… “Driving Less & Feeling Great!”

WHAT IS CAR FREE DAY?:

As part of the Town efforts to reduce traffic congestion, increase air quality and make for all around healthier lifestyle, let’s look for great ways to get to work on time this coming Thursday, September 22nd, without using a car!  If nothing else, find a way to add people to your car (reducing vehicles on the road) or reduce miles driving by taking advantage of Park & Ride areas where you can catch Chapel Hill Transit for a fare free ride to work!

SCHEDULE OF CAR FREE ACTIVITIES ALL WEEK LONG:

Monday Sept 19:  Chapel Hill Transit is offering Fare Free Travel all week on the Pittsboro Express as part of the Try Transit Week celebration.   Also on Monday, Go Triangle if offering a chance to win prizes for the purchase of a regional Triangle Transit Day Pass.

Tuesday Sept 20:  Rack & Ride Day- Load your bike onto a Triangle Transit Bus and ride Fare-free.

Thursday Sept 22:  National Car Free Day

Friday Sept 23:  Operator Appreciation Day- The Town of Chapel Hill encourages everyone to take the bus to work and please be sure to thank the operators for their service as transit operators!

HOW TO GO CAR FREE?

Following are great ways for making our lives and our community healthier, greener and all around an even better place to work and play!

Bicycle – Bike racks are on the front of all Chapel Hill buses if needed!  Tip:  Remember bike helmets can make a big difference if a fall occurs.

Walk or Run – Enjoy the time for thought, cool autumn air and the healthy breathing that walking or running brings!  Tip:  Remember to be careful to watch carefully at all crossings, and be sure to be able to hear what’s going on around you (watch that music level)!

Scooter, Rollerblading & Skateboarding – Helmets are important with these modes of travel, as well as listening for warnings on your journey!

Carpool – If all else fails, having more people in your car and less cars on the road still makes a significant difference to our air quality as well as reducing traffic congestion.  Tip:  Watch out for the other drivers on the road as well as all those that will be walking or cycling!

Chapel Hill Transit: – The Town of Chapel Hill has a great fleet of buses offering fare free rides anywhere in Chapel Hill – Carrboro.  Triangle Transit offers service into Chapel Hill from all over the Triangle area including Pittsboro and Hillsborough!  Tip:  Riding the bus offers time to collect your thoughts, read, meet new people or just enjoy not driving  to work!  To find the best routes and times for using transit, check out the Trip Planner at www.GoTriangle.org – just add the times of travel and where you’re going – and the best routes and times will be offered to you for your planning!