Chapel Hill Joins List of Best Workplaces for Commuters
Town Council member Ed Harrison and Community Outreach
Coordinator Len Cone received the BWC recognition on behalf
of the Town of Chapel Hill.
The Town of Chapel Hill was recognized Thursday, Nov. 12, at the 2015 Golden Modes Awards for being added to the list of Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) in the Triangle Region.
The BWC recognition is a membership program that provides qualified employers with national recognition for offering outstanding commuter benefits, such as free or low cost bus passes, vanpool fares and strong telework programs.
Chapel Hill has the nation’s largest fare-free bus system, Chapel Hill Transit, with more than seven million annual riders. It’s the second-largest transit system in North Carolina.
Chapel Hill residents place a high value on making their community safer for people who walk and bike. In the November 2015 election, Chapel Hill voters approved a bond referendum that includes $16.2 million for streets and sidewalks. These funds will target projects that address bicycle and pedestrian safety, sidewalks, streets and bridges, and Downtown Streetscape.
A WikiMap at http://wikimapping.net/wikimap/chapelhill.html offers residents an opportunity to comment on safety issues they experience around town.
Chapel Hill is working to make the community safer for travelers. Help us become a safer place to walk, bike and drive. For more information, visit: http://www.townofchapelhill.org/residents/transportation/bicycle-and-pedestrian.###