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Bicycle Friendly University

In October 2014, UNC was awarded a silver-level designation as a Bicycle Friendly University! Check out the Bike Plan to see UNC’s ongoing efforts to increase bicycle safety and improve amenities throughout campus.

Bike Registration

Bicycle registration is free and a permit is required for all bikes on campus. This process helps police find owners of lost or stolen bicycles. Registrants also receive a coupon for 50% off a U-lock to prevent theft.

Bicycle Parking

UNC has lots of bike racks around campus. To see rack locations, download a PDF map or explore the interactive bike map which also includes showers, bike lanes and the bike pump.

Please remember to always park bikes at designated areas. Bikes may be impounded without notice if locked to a tree, hand railing, fence, sign, bench, table or inside buildings in unsafe locations. If additional parking is needed, please fill out this online Wikimap.

Give Feedback

The Town of Chapel Hill’s online Wikimap is available for the community to provide comments to UNC and the Town about cycling and walking issues. Users can identify dangerous intersections, routes needing bike lanes and areas requiring more bike parking. When identifying bike parking locations, select the “Open Street Map” in the “Base Map” menu to zoom in to building level. When submitting comments, please upload a photo of the area to accurately identify the location.

Commuter Alternative Program (CAP)

Employees and students who live off campus and will not be purchasing an on-campus parking permit can register for the Commuter Alternative Program (CAP). It’s free, and members enjoy many benefits!

Tar Heel Bikes Program

The Bike Share Task Force in conjunction with the Residence Hall Association has created UNC’s first bicycle share program called Tar Heel Bikes. In addition to increasing student mobility, bike shares promote sustainability and community on campus. Learn more about RHA’s Tar Heel Bikes program where residents can check out bikes from their community offices by visiting their webpage.