Go! Chapel Hill is a resource to help you leave your car at home and lead a more active and healthy lifestyle. This website promotes three basic ways to accomplish your daily responsibilities while getting fit and reducing your carbon footprint.
According to Clif Bar, 40% of urban trips are less than 2 miles, and 90% of those trips are made by car. Before jumping in your car, map your two-mile radius and consider the following alternatives:
- Ride the Bus – Chapel Hill Transit offers fare-free bus service throughout Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Additionally, Triangle Transit offers service from Chapel Hill to destinations throughout the Triangle, such as Raleigh and Durham.
- Bicycle – Riding a bicycle is the most efficient and healthy way to travel from place to place, and Chapel Hill is a wonderful place to ride. There are over nine miles of off-road greenways that link common destinations, and many principal roads have bike lanes and/or wide shoulders. Be sure to review the basics before hitting the road.
- Walk – It’s amazing how many sights and smells you can notice of your surroundings when you take time to walk. Chapel Hill boasts an extensive trail system, designated walking loops and is building more sidewalks and safety infrastructure every day.
Go Triangle, is a great resource for alternative transportation in the Triangle region. Go Triangle’s interactive Trip Planner provides you with step-by-step instructions for making a trip by public transportation anywhere in the Triangle. There is also extensive information about ridesharing, bicycling, walking, telecommuting and much more!