• Two people walking across a four lane road where no crosswalks or signage are present. Several cars are pictured traveling in both directions on the roadway.
  • Two cars traveling in the fore and background of the photo. A Carrboro student designed mural of colorful self-portraits appears on a retaining wall.
  • Several vehicles traveling along two lanes of traffic in both directions. A young person is riding a bicycle on the shoulder of the roadway.
  • Roadway traffic and a local bus standing at a bus stop along the side of the road.
  • Vehicles traveling roadway and person waiting at bus stop. A designated bus lane is indicated by the markings on the road.

Welcome to the NC 54 Bicycle and Pedestrian Corridor Safety Study Website. The purpose of this study is to develop a framework for improving multimodal safety and mobility on NC 54 between Manning Drive in Chapel Hill to Old Fayetteville Road in Carrboro.

The project team will use this website, and other tools, to engage with residents, visitors, and commuters along the corridor. Please share your comments or questions with us and help us identify what locations make this corridor unique or challenging.

Study Overview

The NC 54 Bicycle and Pedestrian Corridor Safety Study is a year-long analysis of how vehicles, transit, pedestrians, and bicyclists use NC 54 and how to make it safer for all users. This approximately 4.5-mile section of NC 54 is a four-lane partial access-controlled highway that carries between 18,000 to 45,000 vehicles per day. It is a unique section of roadway between an urban-to-rural transition in the west near Carrboro and an area of increasing congestion and complex lane configurations to the east towards Chapel Hill. Multifamily housing, recreational facilities, schools, and transit service are along the corridor, too, and that creates a challenging environment for pedestrians and bicyclists to safely use the roadway and access transit.  Learn more »

Study Objective

The goal of the study is to develop a consensus framework and vision for NC 54 that uses a systems-based approach to address multimodal safety and mobility through short and medium-term improvements (immediate to 10 years). The project team will work with community, institutional, and agency stakeholders to build upon the area's related studies and plans to develop a consistent strategy to improve safety, mobility, and accessibility.  Learn more »


 Final Report and Study Completed

The study has completed, and the report is now available.

View the Final Report documents here »

 Community Meeting #2 held November 6th

The recommended improvements that were presented during the second Community Meeting on November 6th are now available.

Access the exhibits from the meeting here »

Your involvement is important to the success of this study!

Learn how to get involved with the corridor study »