Chapel Hill Mobility and Connectivity Plan

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Getting Around  Council Goal 

Town Council adopted the Mobility and Connectivity Plan as a component of the Chapel Hill 2020 Comprehensive Plan on October 25, 2017. The full Mobility and Connectivity Plan can be downloaded in the links below.

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Mobility and Connectivity Plan [full plan download]

1. Introduction, Plan Process, and Public Outreach

2. Existing Conditions

3. System Recommendations

5. Broadening the Culture and Mindset

6. Appendices

7. Blue Hill District Subarea Plan

Long Term Network Facilities Map

Walkshed to Schools Map


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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan [full download]

Transit Stop Improvement Recommendations 


About the Plan

The Mobility and Connectivity Plan outlines the steps necessary for Chapel Hill to become a community where bicycling, walking, and taking transit are safe and convenient, everyday choices. The draft plan is an overall network exercise looking at bicycle, pedestrian, and greenway connectivity, along with transit stop access, throughout the Town. It includes a prioritized list of both short- and long-term projects to improve non-motorized transportation opportunities in Chapel Hill. The Mobility Plan will complement and expand upon existing adopted plans including the Chapel Hill Bike Plan (2014), and the Greenways Master Plan (2013).

 Mobility and Connectivity Plan Focus Areas/Plan Objectives:

Mobility and Connectivity Plan Focus Areas/Plan Objectives:

1.  Chapel Hill 2020 Focus Areas: This study will include the Future Focus Areas identified in the Chapel Hill 2020 Comprehensive Plan, as well as secondary focus areas including the schools and other destinations. The Future Focus Areas include:

Area 1: Downtown (including UNC Campus)

Area 2: North Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd./I-40

Area 3: South Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd./Homestead Road to Estes Drive

Area 4: Highway 54

Area 5: North 15-501

Area 6: South 15-501

2.  Ephesus/Fordham Renewal District Subarea Plan: Created in 2014, this area will eventually be redeveloped as a walkable, mixed-use development. This study will create a specific Mobility and Connectivity Plan for the area that will lead to improved walkability, safety and connectivity. The primary focus will be in improvements within the District, but the Plan will also include recommendations for connectivity to the Town’s greenway, bicycle and transit systems.

3. Future Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridors and Stations: This study will include the North-South Corridor and the Durham-Orange LRT to find out where gaps exist in the current walkability network to and from stops and make recommendations to improve access. 

4.  Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Inventory and Transition Plan: As part of the study, an inventory and assessment of 80 downtown intersections will be completed for ADA Compliance. The purpose of this Transition Plan is to increase mobility for individuals of all ages and abilities by recommending the following: connections that don’t currently exist, and upgrades to existing facilities such as sidewalks, pedestrian ramps, and crosswalks.


For more information, contact Bergen Watterson, Transportation Planning Manager, at 919-969-5064 or




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Related Goal and Plans

 Council Goal to Create a Pedestrian Plan


Chapel Hill Launches Mobility and Connectivity Plan

Chapel Hill Mobility Plan Needs your Input 

Open House: Draft Mobility and Connectivity Plan


How to Stay Informed





Bergen Watterson, Transportation Planning Manager, Town of Chapel Hill
919-969-5064 |

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