Meeting Date, Time, and Location

A public input-information session on Transportation Impact Analysis for Ephesus Church Road-Fordham Boulevard (EF) Area will be held on Wednesday, October 12th from 6pm to 7:30pm in Room B of the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive.

Background  In 2011, a Traffic Impact Analysis was completed for the EF District.  This analysis was limited to the area of the proposed EF District and included assumptions about future development.  Since the preparation of the 2011 Analysis, assumptions about future land uses have changed based on new information and development interests within and around the District.  In addition, the community has expressed an interest in a revised analysis that expands the study area and includes assessment of all modes of transportation (transit, cycling, walking and driving). Recently, the Town retained services of a qualified consulting firm for the preparation of a Multi-Modal Transportation Impact Analysis (TIA) for the EF Area.

Meeting Format The public meeting format will include an overview of the project, study area, and timeline by Town staff followed by a brief presentation of the preliminary TIA scope by the consultant team. Input received during the meeting can be utilized to confirm or expand upon the final TIA scope of work. The range of modifications to the scope will depend upon cost constraints, possible Council consideration and other relevant factors.

For More Information of the EF District Detailed information including the boundaries of the district, on-going roadway construction projects, developments, and previous traffic analysis can be found at:

For More Information  For more information, please contact Kumar Neppalli, Traffic Engineering Manager at or by phone at 919-969-5093.


Chapel Hill Transit Shuttles for UNC Sporting Events

Chapel Hill Transit is now providing Tar Heel Express shuttle services to football games scheduled at Kenan Stadium.

Shuttles usually begin at the Friday Center and Airport Drive (103 Airport Drive, Chapel Hill) park and rides, and from the Southern Village and Jones Ferry Road park and rides.
Shuttles will not operate from University Place (formerly University Mall) this year.

Shuttles usually drop off and pick up on South Road at Carmichael Auditorium and Woolen gym. The shuttles will provide continuous and fully accessible service, running every 10 to 15 minutes between the park and rides and Kenan Stadium. The shuttles will operate for 45 minutes following the game. Shuttle rides are $5 for a round-trip or $3 for a one-way trip. Park and ride permits are not required during Tar Heel Express events.

For additional information on Tar Heel Express regarding sporting event at UNC-CH, please visit Chapel Hill Transit’s website at, email, or call a customer service representative at 919-485-7433.


Which way to go is the question of the month!  With less gas and an increase in prices, be sure to explore all options related to transit, cycling, telework or walking.
To find your best FARE FREE Chapel Hill Transit Route go to: or call 919-485-RIDE to find Triangle Transit Routes that make connections with Chapel Hill Transit!
Just don’t run out of gas when you could be leaving your car at home!

Awareness of Pedestrians & Cyclists

As the new school year in Chapel Hill begins, understanding the community and the laws are important to the safety of everyone.  Remember to wear bright clothing, reflectors, safety lights or anything that keeps you visible whether cycling or walking or even simply waiting for transit.

Cycling:  New bike laws now allow motorists to cross a solid line in the road to pass a cyclist as long as the opposite lane is clear.  Bicycle laws also include making sure to have a white light on the front of the bike and a red light on the back of the bike.  Please wear bright clothing or safety vest if possible when cycling and remain aware of traffic behind and in front- and remember that rules of the road apply to both motorists and cyclist.  Please park bicycles either in bike corrals, or at bike racks and always lock the bicycle.

Pedestrians:  Remember to walk on sidewalks whenever available.  If there are not sidewalks, please walk facing traffic.  Wear bright clothing and flashing light if possible.  And use crosswalks to get to other side of street- in Chapel Hill it is law to use crosswalks.  Be sure to press the button, when available, at crosswalks to indicate you will be crossing, but proceed with caution in case a motorists fails to see you as you cross.

Transit:  Give operator notice of upcoming needed stop by pushing notice bar on sides of bus.  Also, sit on buses when seats are available and enter at front of bus and always exit at rear of bus.  When standing at a transit stop, stay back away from curb and if possible have a flashing light for visibility.  Make sure operator is aware if you will be placing a bicycle on the front of bus as well as removing the bike from the bus.

Motorists:  Cyclists are allowed to use a full lane of the roads but also are required by law to follow the same rules as motorists.  Be watchful for cyclists using bike lanes and remember to share the road at the sharrow markings.  Awareness of those that might forget or not be aware of best practices when walking or cycling is always important- watch out for everyone’s safety. NC Law gives pedestrians the right away at all times.

Other:  Skateboarding is not for streets, but rather for sidewalks when not interfering with safety of pedestrians.  When there is no sidewalk available, be aware of traffic and yield to motorist.  When approaching a crosswalk, please dismount the skateboard while crossing.  Please try to rollerblade so as to not bring harm to those walking and be aware of cyclists and motorists at all times.

Thank you for being aware of others and practicing safety at all times.  Welcome to the new school year in Chapel Hill, NC!