With the days growing shorter and evenings being dark on travels later in the day, it is time to think about ways to travel more safely and efficiently. Remember to stay visible with clothing and lights as well as stay warm as the days grow cooler. Important also to know is that there are NC Bicycle Laws about lights as you cycle in the dark times of the day- check out the laws below.
AND . . . On November 10th, items for safer/easier traveling will be available at no charge at the Libba Cotten trail on Merritt Road from 4 – 6 p.m. Also available are coupons good between now and December 30th for 10% off select items in all of the Chapel Hill – Carrboro Bike Shops!
Seeing the streets of Chapel Hill from new perspective is always important as the Town is always looking and new street projects and older streets needing upgrades. Cycling the streets and seeing first hand what cyclists in the community experience, translates in to new ways of thinking regarding safety and getting about in Chapel Hill on a bicycle. Thank you to The Bicycle Chain for hosting the event including new experiences with electric bikes too! Go Chapel Hill!
Diversity in Cycling: Finding Your Bike Community webinar is meant to help people identify cycling communities in terms of individuals they connect with, whether by race, gender, sexual orientation, age, experience, disabilities, and type of riding. The hour-long webinar will include Itza Salazar – Triangle Bikeworks, Yevette Trotman – Black Girls Do Bike, and Debra Franklin – BikeWalkNC Board member. In addition, there will be 15 minutes at the end of the webinar for a Q&A.
Town of Chapel Hill – The Chapel Hill Police Department will perform four speed-enforcement operations in October – in addition to normal patrols – with the main goal of improving safety for everyone who shares roads.
Tuesday, October 5, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Tuesday, October 12, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tuesday, October 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday, October 26, 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.
To improve safety for everyone on and near roads:
Phones down; eyes up
Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks
People riding bicycles should ride in a bike lane or in the same direction as traffic if there isn’t a designated path.