Open House: Draft Mobility and Connectivity Plan

Do you walk, bike, run or ride the bus around town? Give us your feedback on the draft Mobility and Connectivity Plan on Aug. 15.


Do you walk, bike, run, or ride the bus around Chapel Hill? The Town of Chapel Hill wants your feedback on the draft recommendations of the Mobility and Connectivity Plan!
The Open House Session for the Draft Mobility and Connectivity Plan will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 15, in the first floor lobby of Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Drop in anytime between 4 and 7 p.m.
The open house is drop-in style with no formal presentation. Staff will be available to discuss maps and materials during the open house.

About the Plan

In 2016, the Town of Chapel Hill Planning and Development Services Department initiated this planning effort in consultation with Stewart Inc., an engineering, design and planning firm located in Raleigh, Durham and Charlotte.
The Mobility and Connectivity Plan outlines the steps necessary for Chapel Hill to become a community where bicycling, walking, and riding transit are safe and convenient everyday choices. The draft plan is an overall network exercise looking at bicycle, pedestrian, and greenway connectivity, along with transit stop access, throughout the Town. It includes a prioritized list of both short- and long-term projects to improve non-motorized transportation opportunities in Chapel Hill. The Mobility Plan will complement and expand upon existing adopted plans including the Chapel Hill Bike Plan (2014), and the Greenways Master Plan (2013).

Next Steps

The next several months will involve advisory board review of the draft plan. The plan will be considered for adoption by the Chapel Hill Town Council in October.
For more information, contact Bergen Watterson, Transportation Planning Manager, at 919-969-5064 or
The full draft of the Mobility and Connectivity Plan can be found at

Bike to School Day – May 9th

2012 marks the first-ever National Bike to School Day.  Go Chapel Hill – Carrboro encourages students and parents to ride bicycles to school this Wednesday, May 9th, for this first Bike to School Day!  Bike to School Day is a nationwide bike-focused celebration for students in the month of May and builds on the popularity and success of Walk to School Day, which is celebrated across the country – and the world – each October.

Bike to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for bicycling and walking and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, reducing traffic congestion and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.

Schedule a little extra time into your day Wednesday morning and ride with the students to school on bicycles… leave your car and home and in doing so the air will be a little cleaner, there will be less traffic congestion and our community and selves will be a bit healthier too!

Bike to School Day, May 9th — Driving Less, Feeling Great!

Go Chapel Hill – Carrboro — May Bicycle Events Schedule


Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt Proclaims May as Bike Month in Chapel Hill!


4                 Go Chapel Hill Discussion Bus  – Take the Chapel Hill Transit NS Route 8:40 am bus from Eubanks Park & Ride Lot with the Mayor on May 5th for informal discussion/brainstorming regarding cycling and other alternative transportation issues in the community.

5                 Carrboro’s Bike & Bus Workshop:  Carrboro Farmer’s Markets

7-11           Mini Bike Training School Presentations:  Spoke ‘n Revolution – Carrboro Elementary School

9                 International Bike to School Day:  Students and parents are encouraged to try cycling to school wearing safety helmets and remembering all safe cycling rules of the road.

15               Go CH – Carrboro Bike Workshop and Breakfast – Carrboro Municipal Lot  Information regarding cycling in the community including great bike maps, free breakfast, fun giveaways and quick bicycle inspections!

16               Regional Ride of Silence

17               All Shoppes:  No Fee Bike Inspection Day (still waiting for confirmation from all)

18               Go Chapel Hill – Carrboro presents:  SPRING ROLL – 8 mile cycling event for families, cruisers & serious cyclists: 5:30 Wallace Deck— Live Band, contests, fun snacks and Chapel Hill Town Council & Carrboro Alderman ride too!!!  No charge for this great cycling event.

19               Go Chapel Hill Bike & Bus Workshop:  Chapel Hill University Mall

All Week:   Bike Shoppe Special Sales

The ReCYCLEry: Thursday Workshops

The ReCYCLEry:  Thursday Workshops

Date: Every Thursday unless noted

Time: 7pm to 10pm

Location: Back of 108 North Graham Street, Chapel Hill, NC

Description:  The Thursday workshops are dedicated to working on ReCYCLEry  projects.
ReCYCLEry projects include fixing bikes for giveaways to children and projects aimed at exercising the artistic vision of  recycling bikes.
No personal projects will be worked on during these Thursday hours.  Come earn your membership, get service learning hours or just volunteer your time.

For more information go to .

Umstead Park to Close on July 5

Chapel Hill’s Umstead Park and its adjacent Tanyard Branch greenway trail will close on Tuesday, July 5, and remain closed through December 2011 during an OWASA sewer replacement project.

The Town of Chapel Hill and Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) encourage drivers, cyclists and others to use alternate routes around the sewer project. Currently, Umstead Drive is closed between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Umstead Park.

OWASA’s contractor also plans to close the intersection of Village Drive and Umstead Drive from mid-October through mid-November 2011. This estimated timetable is subject to change due to weather and other factors.

To find out more about the sewer project, check For more information about the park closure, contact Parks and Recreation Assistant Director Bill Webster at 919-968-2819 or