Lighten Up Chapel Hill & Carrboro Safety Program Launches!

Lighten up 14Coupons available for those needing lights on the back and/or front of their bicycles in order to comply with new NC Bicycle Safety Law which states that all bicycles traveling in dark conditions needs a white light on the front of the bike and at least a red reflector or a red flasing light on the back of the bicycle.

In Chapel Hill and Carrboro ALL bicycle shops are participting in the Lighten Up Chapel Hill – Carrboro safety campaigns. Print this coupon to receive a discount on bicycle lights at ANY of the bike stores in Chapel Hill and Carrboro!

Travel Safe and Travel Brightly!

GO CHAPEL HILL: Bicycle Benefits Discount Launched!

Join the Go Chapel Hill Commute Club– Leave your car at home and bike, bus, walk to work!

What: Those joining the smart ride in to work program, Go Chapel Hill Commute Club, receives a Go Chapel Hill Bicycle Benefits Sticker or key lob at no charge. Just show the sticker at ANY participating store in the United States to receive discounts on all sorts of great items/food/fun!

How: Join the Go Chapel Hill Commute Club on this website and we will contact you about receiving your own discount sticker and other benefits! Once you receive your sticker place it on your bike helmet and begin using it immediately!

When: Join anytime and receive the discounts all of the USA! http://bb2.bicyclebenefits.org/#/cities/80

Vendors: Participating agencies/vendors/organizations ask that you present you discount sticker BEFORE making your purchase! And as always, new employees might not be aware that their store is a particpating merchant so please be patient with them!

Chapel Hill Carrboro Participating Stores Include:

Back Alley Bikes
100 Boyd Street
Carrboro, NC 27510
919-967-7777 – http://www.backalleybikes.net/
15% off all purchases

The Print Shop
University Mall 201 Estes Drive
Chapel Hill, 27514
919-942-7306 – http://www.theprintshopchapelhill.com/
15% off any purchase

Qdoba
100 W Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 929-8998 – http://www.qdoba.com/
Buy one entree, get a second free (with purchase of a drink)

Underground Printing
133 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919-525-2029 – http://shop.undergroundshirts.com/collections/north-carolina
15% off all retail purchases

The Bicycle Chain
201 W Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
919-929-0213 – http://thebicyclechain.com/about/bicycle-chain-chapel-hill-pg610.htm
Free inspection

The Clean Machine
104 W Main Street
Carrboro, NC 27510
919-967-5104 – http://thebicyclechain.com/about/clean-machine-pg612.htm
Free Inspection

Breaking Away Bike-In Movie Night – Try Transit to Get There!

Did you know this is TRY TRANIST MONTH!!!?

So why not try FREE Chapel Hill Tranist to get to Breaking Away Bike-In Movie Night? WHAT… why ride a bus when a bike will do? BECAUSE, Chapel Hill is known for the severe hills that make cycling a bit difficult at times BUT GUESS WHAT, ALL THE BUSES HAVE BIKE RACKS!

Sooooo, when a hill prevents cycling, put the BIKE ON THE BUS and get anywhere in Chapel Hill INCLUDING to the free movie night on Wallace Deck at 7 pm for the movie classic BREAKING AWAY starring Dennis Quaid!

Prizes of $50 Gift Card, Coffee, Hot Popcorn and giveaways all night long. And best of all… VALET PARKING FOR YOUR BICYCLE ONCE YOU ARRIVE!!!

Go Chapel Hill!!! Try Transit if you can’t take those hills… And Try Transit the rest of the week too!

Chapel Hill Transit Schedule Adjustments – August 17, 2014

Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) will be implementing schedule adjustments effective Sunday, August 17, 2014, to improve service and efficiencies throughout the transit system. CHT generally makes changes to its schedules in January, May and August, in response to ridership trends, changing traffic patterns and growth in the area.  The changes include:

  • A RouteAdded additional morning trips (7:45 a.m. – 9:36 a.m.) along Hillsborough Street to better match the level of customer demand.  These trips will operate in a loop between Hillsborough Street, Campus and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and will only operate when the University is in session.
  • D Route: The 7:17 a.m. trip starting at Europa will instead begin at 6:40 a.m. from Smith Level at BPW Club.
  • J Route: Added additional morning trips between 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. to better match the level of customer demand.
  • NS Route:  Added additional mid-day trips between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to better match the level of customer demand.
  • NU Route: Evening service will resume.
  • RU Route:  Increased peak hour frequency to 10 minutes during the morning (7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.) and afternoon (3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) to improve service at the busiest times.
  • Saturday D Route:  Added 5:10 p.m. trip from Greenbridge (effective August 23, 2014).
  • Saturday FG Route: Added 4:51 p.m. trip from Colony Woods (Effective August 23, 2014).
  • Safe Rides: Service will resume on Thursday, August 21, 2014 and will operate on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings when the University is in session.
  • EZ Rider: Sunday ADA service will operate from 10:38 a.m. until 11:17 p.m. (Effective August 17, 2014).

New schedules are available on our website and printed schedules will be available on buses the week of August 11th.  Next­Bus predictions may be impacted by the service changes for the week following August 18, 2014.  Please refer to printed and online schedules during this time.

The August 2014 service improvements are funded in part by the Orange County Bus and Rail Investment Plan.

For more information, email chtransit@townofchapelhill.org or contact a customer service representative at 919.485.7433.