“Carrboro will be a place that is bicycle-friendly; where people have an accessible, safe, and convenient option of bicycling for transportation, recreation, and health; where bicycle lanes and greenways provide a connected system within and outside the Town; where future development provides access and facilities for bicyclists; where bicycle transportation is the easy choice; and where proposed policies and programs educate, inspire, and encourage residents and enforce safe bicyclist and motorist behavior.”
--Vision from the Comprehensive Bicycle Transportation Plan, adopted by the Board of Aldermen, March 24, 2009
East Main Street Operational Analysis (EMSOA)
The Town of Carrboro is working with NCDOT to consider changes to the pavement markings along E Main Street to reduce the number of vehicle lanes from 4 to 3 and add bicycle lanes. For more information about the project, including the best way to submit comments please visit the project webpage at: http://townofcarrboro.org/2368/EMSOA
Bicycle Friendly Community
Carrboro is a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community.
In September 2010, the League of American Bicyclists named the Town of Carrboro a Bicycle Friendly Community at the “Silver” level. Carrboro joined 27 other cities and towns in the country recognized by the League at the Silver level.
In November 2019, the Town of Carrboro was re-certified as a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community, continuing to be part of only 102 communities across the nation to receive this designation.
This mobile map includes bike routes and bike facilities in Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and Orange County.
Printable map of Carrboro Bike Facilities
This map, produced by the Town of Chapel Hill, shows bikeways in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
This map, produced by the NCDOT Bike-Ped Division and Orange County Planning Department, shows several bike routes suitable for day rides, from 25 miles to 83 miles, reaching all municipalities and all parts of the county. These rides are included in the bikeways web map.
NCDOT Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation. Both U.S. Bike Route 1, which goes from Maine to Florida, and NC Bike Route 2, the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, go through the center of Carrboro. This website features information on these and other regional, state, and national bike routes.