May 2: Sock-In Cycle Track – see details
May 5: Bike MechanicArt – see details
May 9: Bike on Bus Workshop – see details
May 12: Bike Breakfast – see details
May 14: UNC’s Gearing Up! – see details
May 15: National Bike to Work Day – see details
May 15: Bike from Work Day – see details
May 15: Bike-in Movie Night – see details
May 16: Bike on Bus Workshop – see details
May 17: Santa Cruz & Juliana Bicycles Demo –see details
May 20: Cycle the Riverwalk – see details
Chapel Hill Receives Silver Bike Friendly Community Designation
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 America Program
The Bicycle Friendly Community, Bicycle Friendly State, Bicycle Friendly Business and Bicycle Friendly University 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
Chapel Hill is committed to increasing bicycling in the community through the improvement of streets, bike lanes and greenways within the Town’s jurisdiction. The Town Council adopted the Bicycle Plan in 2014 and in November 2015 Chapel Hill voters approved a $16.2 million bond measure which includes funding for bike lanes, greenways and other streetscape improvements that will improve biking and walking throughout Chapel Hill. More information about the Chapel Hill Bike Plan can be found here.
We have bike and pedestrian counters along 5 of our greenways. The data collected so far is just one number but soon we we will be able to report who is on 2 feet and who is on 2 wheels.
Go enjoy your greenways! We want you to help us make these numbers increase.
Too far to bike? Consider bike and busing it!
Did you know that all Chapel Hill buses are equipped to carry two bicycles? GoTriangle, too!
Check out a “how to” video below and learn more about this program
Be sure to prepare yourself and know the rules of the road before heading out on your bike. Below are some resources that will help turn you into the savvy commuter you have always wanted to be:
- League of American Bicyclists – Tips for riding your bicycle in traffic, on bicycle trails, and off-road.
- Bicycle Information Center– Take initiative and learn how you can make your neighborhood safer for bicycles.
- Highway Safety Research Center– Bicycle safety and access tips, links and information.