Getting About Chapel Hill & The Triangle — Using Alternative Forms of Transportation!
Go Chapel Hill’s Commute Alternative program offers resources and encouragement through promotional campaigns, events and partnerships those wanting to use alternative transportation to get to work. The goal is to increase air and water quality while reducing traffic congestion and carbon emissions, working to make Chapel Hill a healthier place to live, work and play.
Bus – Chapel Hill Transit offers fare-free bus service throughout Chapel Hill and Carrboro and all are accessible to those using wheelchairs. Additionally, Go Triangle provides service from Chapel Hill to destinations such as Southpoint Mall, Research Triangle Park (RTP), Raleigh-Durham Airport, Hillsborough, Durham and Raleigh. GoTriangle has express service as well between Hillsborough, Durham, Raleigh and RTP.
Bicycle – Taking a bicycle is an efficient and healthy way to travel from place to place, and Chapel Hill is a wonderful place to use a bicycle. There are over nine miles of off-road greenways that link common destinations, and many principal roads have bike lanes and/or wide shoulders. Check out a map of roadways and greenways, and be sure to review safety basics before getting out to cycle. Be sure to check the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Bike & Greenways Map .
Walk/Roll– It’s amazing how many sights, sounds and smells you might notice in the surroundings when you take time to get out and about. Chapel Hill boasts an extensive trail system, designated loops with updates and new sidewalks, accessibility updates and safety infrastructure each year. Need something to do during lunch break—take time to check out the Chapel Hill Downtown Map. It’s a great way to discover all of obvious and more hidden murals of Downtown Chapel Hill.
Carpool – Finding others living and working near you is simple through the statewide Share the Ride NC program. Carpooling relieves stress, allows time to read, work or have social time before and after work.
Telework – Telework is a great way keep cars off the road, have a quiet work space and save gas getting to and from work. A great resource is the Go Triangle Telework Online How-To Guide!
Chapel Hill Transit provides free bus service in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and the University of North Carolina. Check the website for a routes, route schedules and updated arrival information.
Go Triangle is a great resource for alternative transportation in the Triangle region. Go Triangle’s interactive Trip Planner provides you with step-by-step instructions for making a trip by public transportation anywhere in the Triangle. There is also extensive information about ridesharing, bicycling, walking, telecommuting and much more!