Bike Safety | #LightenUp

lightenup-3We all share the responsibility to make sure North Carolina roads are safe for everyone, including pedestrians and bicyclists. Safe places to walk and bike are important for supporting active, vibrant communities.

The Lighten Up campaign hopes to encourage Triangle residents to learn more about how to be a safer driver, bicyclist, and pedestrian, and ultimately, make the streets of North Carolina a safe (and bright!) place for everyone. Continue reading

GoTogether with GoTriangle

#GoTogether v2.pngGoTriangle is excited to launch a new education and awareness campaign, GoTogether, sharing real commuter stories to inspire our community to seek viable travel options to work, school, doctor’s appointments and other important places, without driving alone in a car.

“The Triangle is a great place to live, work and play. Because of that, more than a million people already call this region home, and we are growing every day. Rapid growth also means increased congestion and a higher demand for more travel options to support the high quality of life in our community,” said GoTriangle Communications Director Mike Charbonneau. “As Wake, Durham and Orange counties talk about the future of transit, we also want to show our community the options available today to GoTogether.”

Every day thousands of Triangle citizens use a bus, carpool, vanpool, bike, or walk instead of driving alone. Some seek alternatives to save money, relax, be more productive on their commute or to reduce their carbon footprint. Others rely on the transit network to get where they need to go and to connect to greater opportunities. GoTogether highlights the stories of Triangle commuters, from a father and son biking duo to a creative entrepreneur who uses his bus trip to get a jump on the day. Riders share why and how their commute works for them.

Watch their stories here and learn more at gotogethernc.com:

We want to hear your stories! Share with us using #GoTogether and tag us on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram – text, pictures, and videos are all welcome!

GoTogether: Father and Son

Ben AugustBen August commutes to work everyday by bike with his son. From his house in Carrboro where he lives with his wife and three children, Ben and his 6-year-old son Jacob start their journey every morning together. First stop, kindergarten! Once Jacob locks his bike and heads to class, Ben jumps back on his bike to continue to work in Chapel Hill. Continue reading

Will You Dump The Pump?

2015_DTP_PrintReadyArtwork_ButtonDump the Pump Day, sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association, is an annual day that encourages people to ride public transportation, to take them where they need to go, instead of driving a car.

Tomorrow, June 16, 2016, we will be celebrating Dump The Pump here at GoTriangle! We believe public transportation is a convenient travel option that also helps people save money. According to APTA’s June Transit Saving Report, a two-person household can save, on average, $9,474 annually by downsizing to one car. That’s a lot of money! Continue reading

Biker Profile: Daniel Findley

IMG_20160520_080236On Friday, May 20th, we celebrated Bike To Work Day. The day is a celebration of bike commuters, and to welcome new riders. Daniel Findley, a biker and Senior Research Associate from Raleigh, talked to us about his first bike to work experience:

1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

DF: I’m a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Transportation Research and Education at NC State. I’m originally from Robbinsville, NC.  I now live in Raleigh with my wife, Rachel, kids – Ben, 2 & Sophia 6, and 22 chickens. Continue reading