Chapel Hill – a better place to walk and bike

Currently Chapel Hill is working with residents, students, employees towards our common goal of making Chapel Hill streets and sidewalks better, safer, and more conducive to walking and biking .

Mobility and Connectivity CH June 30 2016


While the “pla-nerds” call it “Mobility and Connectivity” (and they got to name the study), don’t let the name intimidate you. This is a study of how we get “get from A to B” (or to UNC) in Chapel Hill.    Where we want to go and what make us not want to walk and bike there.

Please share your knowledge of the Chapel Hill area. From sidewalks that may be too narrow, to intersections that don’t work well for pedestrians and bicyclists, we need to hear from you.

Give us direct feedback, and meet the people involved in this effort at the  Public Input Session – June 30th at the Chapel Hill Public Library.

Share your opinions online through the  Mobility and Connectivity Survey.

Share your observations, including new sidewalk needs onto a map using our wikimap.

We look forward to seeing you out and about  – at the Library, on our greenways, or strolling around town.

Tour de Fat and Bike Art – just a bike ride away


Tour-de-Fat Tempe American Tobacco Campus

American Tobacco Campus, Durham     June 25th 2016

On Saturday, June 25th, New Belgian’s bike circus is bringing two wheeled fun (and beer) to Durham.   The morning starts with an “all bikes on roads” parade.   This means you! Register at 10am, and parade from 11am to 12 noon.  The afternoon schedule includes theatre, cabaret, and other silliness.   More info about the day can be found on New Belgian’s website – you need to be 21 to enjoy (remember the beer part?).

Think you want to ride there?  It’s easy!  Epheseum Fordam to Durham City hall

We checked it out today (we had a planning meeting in Durham) and it was only 40 minutes from Epheseus Fordham to Downtown Durham.  We used the route “the google” suggested, but modified it near the Duke campus, and took 751 to campus (Academy) and then went right on Duke University Road all the way to Durham.

We had a great ride, especially the trees and shade, as well as the bike lanes on the Duke Campus.


If circuses and parades and beer isn’t your age bracket or your fancy, the Carrboro Bicycle Coalition (CBC) is exhibiting art of the bike at the Carrboro Branch Library.  This exhibition opened on June 19th and will be at the Library through October 2016.

Along with this, and to celebrate June as bike month, the CBC is sponsoring a Bike Poster contest, “Happy on a Bike”, with lots of great prizes.
Get your creative juices spinning!

Happy on a Bike Poster Contest - June 2016Prizes - June 2016 for Carrboro Art of Bike