Golden Spoke Award Nominations Being Accepted

The Golden Spoke for Businesses Award spotlights a local business that makes the Triangle more bike friendly. Nominate a business today that helps create a better bike community using this link! Nominations close on Monday, May 15th!

Use this link to nominate a great bicycle supporting business:

The winning business will be recognized at the Golden Modes Awards Ceremony on June 8th.

Do you know of a Triangle-area business that goes above and beyond by offering some of the following:
·    Offers ample bike racks
·    Supports community bike events
·    Provides discounts or incentives for bicyclists

 *Bike retailers, maintenance shops and non-profit advocacy groups are AWESOME and supported by our organization in many ways. For this award, we are focusing on businesses that fall outside of these categories.

Chapel Hill – Carrboro Bike Events 2023! Cycle the Fun!

Transit Information for May 2023

Safe Rides end, HS returns, and Memorial Day

Chapel Hill Transit has three alerts for Transit customers during the month of May.

  • Safe Rides are paused during UNC Summer Break. There are no Safe Rides (late night service from Thursday through Saturday) after Spring semester classes end. Safe Ride routes will resume August 24, 2023.
  • On May 15, the HS route returns to full service. The return to full service includes the previously discontinued early morning, mid-day, and evening trip times. You can find the updated schedule here: HS May Service Return
  • There is no service on Memorial Day. Town of Chapel Hill and Chapel Hill Transit offices are closed.

For information about UNC-Chapel Hill Spring 2023 Commencement shuttles, please visit: Commencement Tar Heel Express

For all other concerns, contact Chapel Hill Transit at 919-969-4901 or email


May Traffic-Safety Initiatives

May is National Bike Month and the Chapel Hill Police Department is planning several pedestrian safety enforcement operations, in addition to normal patrols.

The Chapel Hill Police Department is planning several pedestrian safety enforcement operations in May, in addition to normal patrols. Scheduled special operations include – but are not limited to – the following dates:

  • Wednesday, May 3, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 11, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 17, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Friday, May 26, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

*Dates and times are subject to change

In the spirit of National Bike Month, this month’s pedestrian safety initiatives will be in and near school zones. We encourage everyone traveling, regardless of your mode of transportation, to remember that community safety is a shared responsibility.

The Chapel Hill Police Department is also planning at least five speed enforcement operations in May – in addition to normal patrols – with the main goal of improving safety for everyone who shares roads.

  • Tuesday, May 2, 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 9, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 23, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 30, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

*Dates and times are subject to change

National Bike Month

May serves as a great reminder for drivers to reflect on the importance of safely sharing roads with bicyclists. This month includes National Bike & Roll to School Day, which is May 3.

Tips for drivers:

  • Yield to bicyclists as you would other drivers and do not underestimate their speed.
  • Drivers turning right on red should look to the right and make sure a bicyclist is not approaching from the right rear.
  • Obey speed limits and be patient.
  • Give bicyclists room. Do not pass closely. Pass bicyclists as you would any other vehicle – when it is safe to navigate around them.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has more educational resources here.

Vision Zero

On October 13, 2021, Chapel Hill’s Town Council adopted a Vision Zero Resolution, which states that traffic injuries and deaths are not inevitable “accidents” but preventable crashes. The Town committed to eliminating all transportation and mobility related deaths and serious injuries by 2031. This will be achieved through a comprehensive and holistic approach to designing safe roadway systems for all users no matter how they choose to move throughout the community. To view the resolution, click here.


Cycle in for Coffee is this Friday, May 5, on the patio of Open Eye Cafe from 7:30 to 9 to talk all things bikes.

UNC-Chapel Hill Spring 2023 Commencement Shuttles

Chapel Hill Transit Offers Tar Heel Express Service

Chapel Hill Transit will provide Tar Heel Express Shuttle service from 6:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sunday, May 13, for the UNC-Chapel Hill Commencement Ceremony at Kenan Stadium.

Chapel Hill Transit will provide Tar Heel Express Shuttle service from 6:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sunday, May 14, for the UNC-Chapel Hill Commencement Ceremony at Kenan Stadium.

Shuttles will run continuously from Friday Center Park and Ride to Kenan Stadium every 10 to 15 minutes, including after the ceremony start time. The shuttles will stop at Gate 2 along South Road and can be boarded at the same location for return to the park and ride.

The shuttles are free for everyone and all buses are ADA accessible.

Ceremony attendees and graduates are encouraged to arrive at the park and ride lot at 8 a.m. or earlier. There may be traffic delays.

For additional information on the UNC-Chapel Hill Commencement Ceremony, please visit

Chapel Hill Transit is the public transportation provider that serves Chapel Hill, Carrboro and UNC-Chapel Hill. For complete information about Chapel Hill Transit services, schedules, route changes, or directions to the nearest Chapel Hill Transit stop: