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).
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 townofchapelhill.org/mobilityplan.
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
Please be aware that there could be delays in bus routes for both Chapel Hill Tranist as well as Triangle Transit on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. There will be a visit from the President of the United States of America.
Consider this special event as you plan your routes to work, errands or recreation. Patience is helpful when there are delays in traffic.
Chapel Hill- Carrboro’s Bike-to-Work Day celebration was a success, with more than 100 people attending the breakfast in the parking lot across from Armadillo Grill. Cyclists enjoyed biscuits from Neal’s Deli, coffee from Open Eye Cafe, and other delicious treats.
The cyclists signed up for the Smart Commute Challenge by pledging to use alternative transportation at least once to get to work/school.
Mechanics from The Clean Machine and the ReCYCLEry pumped tires, lubed chains and tested brakes for the commuters. Attendees were entered to win raffle prizes, including bike lights, T-shirts, coffee, Bulls tickets, Cycle9 gift cards, and Burt’s Bees products.
The list of raffle winners:
Barbara Yarn (coffee and mug)
Rica Shahow (Beans and bag)
Nakita Cook (Bulls tickets)
Paublo Valenzia (Bull tickets)
Grace Oren (bike light)
Sammy Slade (Itunes gift card)
Hannah Heyuch (Itunes)
Jennifer Drolet (hat and t-shirt)
Jalong Wu (Cycle 9 gift card)
Tricia Robinson (Cycle 9 gift card)
Kevin Hicks (Cycle 9 gift card)
Kendrick Sheats (Hat and t-shirt)
Itza Salazar (goody bag)
Simone Turner (goody bag)
Aieysha Harris (goody bag)
Chris Durgan (goody bag)
Tricia Huegerich (goody bag)
Kim Andersen (goody bag)
Vijay Rey (Durham Bulls tickets)
Michael Shottner (t-shirt)
Charles Mitchell (Cooler)
George Long (Burts Bee’s)
Audrey Galtis (Hat)
Brian DeJesus (Shirt)
Goody Bags included: Bike Lights, Coffee Mugs, Shirts, etc