Town of Chapel Hill – First Bike Box

You’ll see a bright green box at the intersection of West Rosemary and Roberson streets.
It’s designed to give people who ride bicycles a head start when merging into the travel lane where the bike lane ends.


Here’s how it works to improve safety:


• A bike box is a holding location for people on bicycles when stopped at red lights.
• It’s painted in front of the white stop bar where vehicles are required to stop.
• During a red light, the person riding a bicycle should transition from the bike lane into the bike box (in front of motor vehicles).
• When the light turns green, the person riding the bicycle should proceed into the shared travel lane.
• People on bikes should always remain as far right as practicably possible, while avoiding the ‘door zone’ of parked vehicles.
• People in motor vehicles should remain at a safe distance behind the bicycle, unless it is safe to pass (four feet between vehicle and bicycle)
• The shared travel lane transitions back to a separate lane for motor vehicles and a bike lane at the bottom of the hill.


This is the only planned location for a bike box at this time. The Town’s bike/ped staff working group as well as the Transportation and Connectivity Advisory Board are constantly look at ways to improve travel for all modes throughout the town.
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June 21st is DUMP THE PUMP DAY!

Celebrate National Dump the Pump Day- a national initiative to connect citizens to public transportation, Chapel Hill Transit’s rides are no charge every day but why not explore CHT on June 21st?!!
To find your route, you can download the TransLoc Rider App via Triangle.TransLoc.com through Google Play or Apple’s App Store.
And don’t forget, June 21 is also National Selfie Day! Send us a Go Chapel Hill selfies by tagging Town of Chapel Hill on Twitter using the hashtags #GoChapelHill, #GoCHT #NationalSelfieDay and #DumpthePumpDay

Jake Radford VocalistVocalists, Jake Radford & Scarlett Dobbs, Headlines At Bikes, Bells & Blueberry Days THIS SATURDAY Noon – 3 p.m.!!!  Chapel Hill Community Center Park will host a huge bicycle event for people of all ages – grab your bike and come out for free bells, tours and training for youth too! Electric Bicycle Demonstration as well for anyone interested in trying out an E-Bike!

 

Vocalists, Jake Radford & Scarlett Dobbs, Headlines At Bikes, Bells & Blueberry Days THIS SATURDAY Noon – 3 p.m.!!!

June 16, THIS SATURDAY – Bikes, Bells & Blueberry Days at Chapel Hill Community Center!

Bikes, Bells Poster June 16Bicycle Blueberry Day LIVE music with acclaimed artists 

Jake Radford & Scarlett Dobbs! 

Free bike checks & adjustments, music floating through the trees while bells and lights are added to bicycles.  Rides on Bolin Creek led by BACH while younger children can ride the quarter mile route around the park.  Check out blueberry science, crafts and even blueberry water and granola bars… be sure to play the blueberry ball bicycle game and participate in the bike rodeo!  And a good day to hop on an Electric Bike for demonstration, sponsored by The Bicycle Chain of Chapel Hill! 

Go Chapel Hill thanks Chapel Hill Police, Chapel Hill Public Library, Bike Alliance Chapel Hill, The Bicycle Chain, UNC’s CAP program . . . 

Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation!