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Friday December 9th

Bike Safety



Bikes are parked along the bike racks outside of Lenoir Dining Hall on Feb. 12, 2022. 

Chapel Hill ups safety enforcement in response to recent pedestrian, bike crashes

In recent weeks, Chapel Hill has seen an increase in bicycle and pedestrian accidents, and many community members have expressed concerns about safety in the Town. At last week's Town Council meeting, staff described different programs and initiatives Chapel Hill is employing to increase biker and pedestrian safety. “The goal that we have is to make the infrastructure and policy changes so that crashes, when they do happen, don't result in serious injury or death," Chapel Hill Transportation Planning Manager Bergen Watterson said.

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John Rees, President of Bicycle Alliance of Chapel Hill, poses with his bike on the Frances Shetley bikeway, which is a part of the 17-mile, shared-use path.

Local governments collaborate on 17-mile shared bike path from Raleigh to Chapel Hill

Triangle-area agencies have made plans for a 17-mile bikeway that will run through Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville, Research Triangle Park, Durham and Chapel Hill. It will follow the I-40 and NC54 corridor and will be shared use for pedestrians and cyclists. There is currently no prospective timetable for when the bikeway would be completed and rideable. John Rees, president of the Bicycle Alliance of Chapel Hill, said a bike path of this nature could transform transportation in the region by offering a new, more sustainable way to commute.

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