Comment on Changes to Chapel Hill Parks for the North-South Bus Rapid Transit Project

Chapel Hill Transit is holding a 30-day public comment period focused on impacts on local parks and trails from the North-South Bus Rapid Transit (N-S BRT) project.

Chapel Hill, N.C. – Chapel Hill Transit is holding a 30-day public comment period focused on impacts on local parks and trails from the North-South Bus Rapid Transit (N-S BRT) project.

Constructing and operating the N-S BRT project will require some minor changes to parks and trails, including:

  • Southern Community Park
  • Fan Branch Trail
  • Bolin Creek Trail
  • Carolina North Forest (PSNC Corridor)
  • Homestead Park and Upper Booker Trail

Residents and users of these parks can find more information about these proposed changes and impacts at nsbrt.org along with a comment form. The comment period will open on Monday, August 16, 2021 and close on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

Learn more and comment at: https://nsbrt.org/

About N-S BRT

The North-South Bus Rapid Transit (N-S BRT) project is an approximately eight-mile transit route with 17 stations that will connect residential and commercial areas along S. Columbia Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard with downtown Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina. The route will begin at Southern Village and extend to the Eubanks Road Park-and-Ride Lot.

The project includes new bicycle and pedestrian facilities alongside the BRT route for most of its length.

Chapel Hill Transit’s N-S BRT will improve transit access along one of the Town’s busiest corridors, expand pedestrian and bike paths and influence and support the Town’s commitment to responsible land use development.

The N-S BRT will combine high-capacity buses with exclusive bus lanes, traffic signal priority and level boarding to improve the customer experience. Additional highlights of N-S BRT include:

  • BRT-only lanes, fewer stops and BRT priority at traffic lights will combine to provide customers with faster transportation along the corridor.
  • More frequent and reliable service than current routes along the corridor. Service will begin earlier and end later, 7 days a week.
  • BRT-only, curbside lanes along much of the route will separate buses from cars
  •  Multi-use paths will provide dedicated space for cyclists and pedestrians along most of its length.

Additional information about N-S BRT and the project team can be found at N-S BRT.