GoDurham’s Route 20 is your connection between south Durham and the Hope Valley Commons Park and Ride to Duke University and the Durham VA Medical Center. Implemented in August 2016, this route was the highest-ranked unimplemented service in the Designing Better Bus Service plan. Learn more by watching our latest video:
Do you have your New Year’s resolution ready? If not, it’s getting close to the deadline! Popular resolutions this year include getting more exercise, saving money, and living your best life.
We think that no matter what resolution you pick, your commute can help. So whether you want to fill your wallet, lose weight, or be happier, transit may be of assistance! Continue reading
We know that riders love to use their commute time to get stuff done or to relax. Some even listen to podcasts to learn something new, self-reflect, or for a laugh.
We’ve searched the internet and tracked down the best darn list of podcasts to improve your daily ride. Maybe now you’ll #trytransit? Enjoy! Continue reading
We think the bus is awesome. (But we might be a little biased!) People choose a bus commute for different reasons, maybe to catch up on emails or zone out after a long work day.
How do you spend your bus commute time? Maybe reading a book or checking emails? Tweet at us! #buscommuter
— GoSmartNC (@GoSmartNC) June 2, 2016
1. WCHL Community Forum – Chapelboro.com
The 2016 #WCHLforum occured today, with transit getting an hour of airtime! GoTriangle’s Manager of Planning and Transit Oriented Development, Patrick McDonough, was on the air discussing bus service, bus rapid transit and light rail.
Did you miss it? The forum will be rebroadcast on 97.9FM on April 27, 10pm, and May 3, 7pm. Listen online anytime: chapelboro.com/community-forum-2016
2. GoTriangle Public Meetings – GoTriangle
Only two more public meetings left to add your voice to proposed service changes on Shuttle 46, Rt. 105, Rt. 305, Rt. 400/405, Rt. 700, CRX, and DRX! Feedback will be accepted online until this Thursday: gotriangle.org/service-change.
Talley Student Union, NC State (Rm 3222) – Tuesday, April 26 | 6 – 7:30pm
Chapel Hill Public Library – Thursday, April 28 | 6-7:30pm
Tomorrow (April 22nd) is Earth Day! Earth Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide to show support of environment protection. Here at GoSmart we believe we can have a small part in saving the environment through alternative transportation.
We gathered some statistics from the Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey and created the following infographic. The Triangle can help our planet by using local resources such as bus, Vanpool, walking, and biking. And don’t forget to get rewards for tracking your miles with GoPerks!
We know that altering your daily car commute is not simple, and we want to make it as easy as possible. Here are the top habits of successful smart commuters!
1. Be Proactive
Okay, so you are thinking about changing your commute. Yay! But you should know, this is not an overnight project. If you want to be a sustainable commuter, it’s time to take a hard look at your current commute. Single occupancy vehicles (SOVs) contribute to roadway congestion, air pollution, and oil consumption.
2. Start With A Clear Motivation
Ask yourself, “What is my perfect commuting life?” There is not one answer to this question. Some people want their commute to include exercise, to be more Earth-friendly, more social, or just to get out of the driver seat. What is it for you?
3. Prioritize What’s Most Important
Just like New Year’s resolutions, if your new commute is not a priority, it will easily drop off your plate. You may have to reorganize your day-to-day and shift your schedule for this new commute. Are you willing to do it?
4. Balance Is Key
Changing your commute may have a bigger effect than you imagine. It’s important to make sure the commute is mutually beneficial to your schedule, your job, and your mental and physical health. Over committing will only lead to burn out.
5. Understand All Options
It’s important to not prescribe a solution before you diagnose the problem. Just because your neighbor has found success biking to his job everyday, doesn’t mean you need to run out and buy a bike. A bike commute is not a practical solution if you’re new to cycling and would have a monster commute that takes you through roadways not suitable for novice riders. Educate yourself on all possible solutions with GoSmartNC.org!
6. Let’s Do This Together!
7. Continue Learning
Learning how to commute smartly doesn’t end the minute you make the change. There’s always room for improvement. The extra time you gain with your new commute is a perfect time to work on physical, mental, and social improvements!
Once you think you got this commute thing down, it’s time to inspire others! You can be the catalyst for someone to be proactive about a new smart commute!