Telework Week March 11 – 15! Track Your Telework ‘Trip’ & Win Great Prizes!

During the month of March, teleworking across the Triangle gets even better than just avoiding rush hour. This month, employees who telework one or more days can participate in the GoPerks incentive program to win prizes… and we give away $400 in incentives each month!

Determine if you qualify:

  • Do you have a regular office building you travel to for work?
  • Do you get to work from home or a remote office instead?
  • That’s telework!

Why?

  • You can win great prizes from local restaurants and businesses
  • You can see your environmental impacts and gas savings
  • We can calculate the impact of our teleworkers as we celebrate National Telework campaign
  • We won’t use your contact info other than to let you know you’ve won!

How?

  • Telework.
  • Track the days you telework in the Commute Calendar in Share the Ride NC (www.STRNC.org)
  • Use your points to enter prize drawings at the end of the month.

Telework. Track your telework ‘trip’. Win prizes.

Community Input Meeting for Traffic Calming Around Wegmans

A community meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, to share and receive input on proposed traffic calming measures on residential streets around the Wegmans property.

A community meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, to share and receive input on proposed traffic calming measures on residential streets around the Wegmans property at 1810 Fordham Blvd. The meeting will be held in Room B of the Chapel Hill Public Library.

A draft plan is being developed for traffic calming measures including all-way stop control, speed tables, on-street parking and other devices around the adjacent streets near Wegmans Property. The draft plan will be posted on the Development Activity Report webpage (see below) one week prior to the Feb. 25 meeting for review. The draft plan includes public input from a prior meeting held on May 31, 2018.

Deconstruction of the former Performance Auto Mall is underway on U.S. 15-501 in Chapel Hill to prepare for the new 100,000-square-foot Wegmans, a $30 million development with an opening date sometime in 2020. The development application was approved in October 2017.

Find more at the Development Activity Report: townofchapelhill.org/town-hall/departments-services/planning-and-sustainability/development-activity-report/wegmans-food-market

For more information on the meeting, contact Kumar Neppalli, Traffic Engineering Manager at (919) 969-5093 or email kneppalli@townofchapelhill.org.

GoTriangle Board Approves Free Fare For Unpaid Federal Workers

Research Triangle Park, NC (Jan. 23, 2019) – GoTriangle’s Board of Trustees voted today to offer free fare on all of the agency’s routes to federal employees required to work during the prolonged government shutdown.
“This vote emphasizes the importance GoTriangle places on being a good neighbor and an important part of our community fabric,” said Jeff Mann, GoTriangle’s president and CEO. “Transportation costs can be an expensive part of a family budget, so we hope this gesture eases some of the burden for our friends who work for the federal government.”
Federal workers need only show their government IDs to bus operators when boarding. Federal employees can map a route at gotriangle.org. Questions? Please call 919-485-7433.

Chapel Hill Bike Friendly Community Silver – 2018!

The League of American Bicyclists has named Chapel Hill a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) at the silver level, an improvement from bronze.

“Chapel Hill is working to create a safer cycling environment and to make cycling a more convenient everyday choice,” said Bergen Watterson, the Town’s transportation planning manager. “We are especially pleased to see the improvement in our ranking, which reflects the staff work and public commitment toward this goal.”

The five levels of the BFC award – diamond, platinum, gold, silver and bronze, plus an honorable mention category and a no designation level – provide a clear incentive for communities to continuously improve. Only two communities in North Carolina are at the silver level – Chapel Hill and Carrboro. The designation level is for four years.

According to the Dec. 6, 2018, announcement letter: “This decision involved careful review of your application and supplemental materials, as well as consultation with local cyclists and bike advocates. As you know, this award is presented only to communities with strong commitments to bicycling.  You should be very proud of this accomplishment.”

About the Bicycle Friendly AmericaSM Program

The Bicycle Friendly Community, Bicycle Friendly StateSM, Bicycle Friendly BusinessSM and Bicycle Friendly UniversitySM programs are generously supported by program partner Eco-Counter and by League Members. To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, visit www.bikeleague.org/BFA

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