The Town of Chapel Hill is developing a new Bicycle Master Plan that will help design the future biking environment of Chapel Hill. The Bike Plan is a blueprint for how Chapel Hill can build infrastructure, change policies and implement programs to create a place where bicycling is a safe, modern and connected form of transportation for all residents, workers and visitors. The Town Planning Department is heading up the planning, following up on last year’s Chapel Hill 2020 process where creating more transportation options in Town was one of the plan’s Big Ideas.
Over the next nine months, Town planners, working with a bicycle planning consultant, will listen to community members and other stakeholders, research current bicycling conditions, and apply national best practices to develop the Bike Plan. We will listen to why and where people do and don’t yet bike in Chapel Hill. We will ask for feedback through this website and through two major public meetings in May and September to help build a community vision for bicycling in Chapel Hill.
A Steering Committee will provide ongoing feedback that represents bicycle advocacy organizations, bicycle businesses, the NC Department of Transportation, and community institutional partners such as UNC and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.The Plan does not start from scratch and will build on the 2012 Greenways Master Plan and will integrate with planning for light rail, bus rapid transit, and new development throughout Town.Stay informed by joining our email list, liking the Bike Plan on Facebook, or following the Bike Plan on Twitter.