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May Is Bike Month

Post Date:04/19/2017 9:08 AM
BIKER

The Town of Chapel Hill and Go Chapel Hill-UNC-Carrboro support special events during the month of May to celebrate Bike Month.

Do you walk, bike, run and wheel around Chapel Hill? The Town of Chapel Hill is busy with projects to improve your travel safety and convenience – including sidewalks, streets, trails and greenways, traffic calming and more.  The Town of Chapel Hill's focus on “complete streets” includes traffic slowing measures, public transit, and safe walkways and bike lanes.

Chapel Hill voters authorized $16.2 million in bonds funds in 2015 to repair, connect and construct sidewalks and bike lanes to improve connectivity and safety, and $5 million for construction of new trails and greenways. Learn more about projects underway and coming up at Town of Chapel Hill Getting Around.  

To access resources for people who bike and walk—including a wikimap—visit www.townofchapelhill.org/residents/transportation/bicycle-and-pedestrian. The wikimap offers residents an opportunity to provide comments to the Town of Chapel Hill about problem areas and routes they would like to ride and request additional bike parking.

 

April 22

Go Chapel Hill Booth at NC Science Expo
11 a.m.–4 p.m., UNC Campus, Cameron Avenue

 

May 3

Gearing Up for Bike Month
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Berryhill Hall, UNC Campus

 

May 5

Cycle de Mayo Bicycle Fiesta Night
6–9 p.m. The Plaza at 140 West Franklin St.
Fiesta with music by Ellis Dyson & The Shambles, giveaways, contests, dance and bike info

 

May 6

Go Chapel Hill Bike on Bus Workshop
9 a.m.–Noon, University Place

 

May 10

International Bike to School Day
Chapel Hill-Carrboro and St Thomas More Schools

 

May 13

Carrboro Bike on Bus Workshop
9 a.m.-Noon, Carrboro Town Commons

Bike Bonanza
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Back Alley Bikes

 

May 16

Carrboro Bike Breakfast
7-10 a.m., Libba Cotton Trail

 

May 19

National Bike to Work Day
Spring Roll Cruiser Community Ride
7 p.m.
For more information, contact lcone@townofchapelhill.org

 

May 20

Bicycle Story Event
10:30–11 a.m., Chapel Hill Public Library

 

For more information or to become involved, contact Len Cone at lcone@townofchapelhill.org or go to GoChapel Hill .org

 

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