Topics: Bike safety

The towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, as well as UNC Department of Public Safety, work hard to make the towns and the University safe for bicyclists. 

Part of the goal of the Chapel Hill 2020 plan is to revamp the infrastructure for bikes around town. UNC requires its students, faculty and staff to register their bike with DPS so it will be easier for police to recover the bike if it is stolen.

Carrboro opens 3 new bike repair stations for local cyclists

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The League of American Bicyclists gave Carrboro a silver rating in overall bicycle-friendliness in 2014, but the Carrboro Board of Aldermen and advocacy groups aim to increase this rating to gold within the next few years.


Law makes biking safer in North Carolina

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Thanks to a newly implemented North Carolina law, cyclists and motorists may finally have the space to settle their differences.


Carrboro to slow down downtown

The speed limits in downtown Carrboro are an issue to some pedestrians.


Chapel Hill aims to improve safety on Estes Drive

Concerns have been high lately when it comes to cyclist and pedestrian safety along Estes Drive. Now, the Chapel Hill Town Council must choose one of three proposed plans to increase bike and pedestrian friendliness within this area of Chapel Hill.


Chapel Hill town council member puts red light on right turns

In downtown Chapel Hill, there are chirping crosswalk noises, bike lanes and “watch for pedestrians” signs: all measures that are in place to protect town bicyclists and pedestrians.


Cyclist hit at South Columbia and Franklin on Tuesday

A cyclist was hit by a car at the intersection of South Columbia Street and Franklin Street on Tuesday, according to a release sent by Chapel Hill Police today. 


Bill would require state approval for lane reductions

The Senate passed a bill Monday that would require, if passed into law, local officials to secure the N.C. Department of Transportation's permission to create bike lanes within state roads such as Franklin Street.


Chapel Hill recommended budget includes bike safety funds

The Chapel Hill Town Council’s commitment to improving bike and pedestrian safety this year is clear.


Carrboro Bicycle Coalition seeks bike friendly businesses

Now that spring is in the air, the Carrboro Bicycle Coalition is preparing to expand its collection of businesses designated as bicycle friendly.


Ghost bikes honor those killed

Tagged, chained and painted white all over, Chapel Hill’s “ghost bikes” loom over those who would otherwise overlook the presence of the town’s small cyclist community.


Bike sharing might debut in Raleigh

Bike-sharing programs have been popping up recently in major cities across the country and on UNC’s campus — and Raleigh could be next. 


Chapel Hill bike safety efforts recognized

Efforts from the Go Triangle Regional Partnership project to encourage Chapel Hill residents to use alternative transportation have reduced daily commute miles by 237,412 and carbon emissions by 27,047 metric tons.


Carrboro strives for higher bike friendliness certification

Carrboro received the Silver Bicycle Friendly Community Award in November, and the town continues to pedal its way toward platinum status as it strives to achieve an even higher level of bicycle friendliness


Chapel Hill rolls out new cyclist safety measures

Chapel Hill is taking safety precautions for cyclists and pedestrians by painting road symbols and changing crosswalk signals.


Carrboro hosts Friday Night Lights event for bike safety

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As the nights grow longer post-daylight saving time, cyclists and pedestrians will be even more at risk for accidents — so, Carrboro street safety advocates are working to light the night.


Chapel Hill Town Council talks Obey Creek development

Chapel Hill Town Council members and residents met Thursday night to discuss the impact of the proposed Obey Creek development on traffic and transit.


No charges filed in Oct. 3 cyclist death

Chapel Hill police will not file charges against the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a bicyclist on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard earlier this month — and the town is starting an initiative to prevent bicyclist and pedestrian deaths in the future.


Chapel Hill works on cyclist street safety

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North Carolina is one of the most dangerous states in the country for pedestrians and bicyclists, and it’s especially dangerous in high-traffic areas with populated downtown hubs and large universities like UNC.


Cyclist dies after being hit by car on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

A cyclist is dead after being hit by a motor vehicle on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard this morning, according to a press release from the Chapel Hill Police Department.


Julian’s ventures into bicycle fashion line

Tucked back in Julian’s iconic Franklin Street store hangs a small picture that continues to inspire Alexander Julian to further his fashion legacy.


Chapel Hill asks bicyclists to brighten their ride

Bicyclists who parked their bikes in Chapel Hill Thursday probably found that their bike was tagged with a brightly colored flyer when they returned.