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Old 04-04-2012, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Downtown Durham, NC
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Would certainly offer a reasonable commute in both directions, but be aware there is much planning work going on right now between Durham and Chapel Hill regarding that area, which traffic-wise is one of the most congested in the Triangle.

Most of the traffic is from Durham-> Chapel Hill in the morning, though, right? I really don't know, but I assumed OP's husband would be traveling against traffic for the most part to head to RTP. Being adjacent to a CH Transit bus stop in that corridor would be a good call, for sure.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:48 PM
 
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Or commute in to Chapel Hill and use one of several park and ride lots to catch a bus to campus.
My wife found it far better to just catch the bus to work directly from home, rather than drive, park, and THEN still have to catch a bus. We specifically chose an apartment at Glen Lennox that was like 1 or 2 minutes walk from a stop on the S bus line.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:04 PM
 
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Most of the traffic is from Durham-> Chapel Hill in the morning, though, right? I really don't know, but I assumed OP's husband would be traveling against traffic for the most part to head to RTP.
Although I don't travel that area extensively, my experience has been that it's congested in both directions, and predicted to get worse - although the worst of it may be as you described.

chapelhillnews.com | Solution elusive for congested I-40, N.C. 54 intersection
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:35 PM
 
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should have clarified that my friend lived in cary, just off of 55. she was doing the park & ride for a while & found it so cumbersome that she managed to get a "cheap" parking space that she rented from some organization. i think she still walked about a mile to her office, but it was better than nothing.

i'm assuming that if the OP was living near RTP area that she congestion would be greater for her. in this situation, it might make more sense to try to live in CH on a busline & have her husband commute to RTP.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:57 PM
 
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Thank you everyone for your replies, this is very helpful!
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As for UNC parking, it is expensive (~700/year). The real issue is will your employing department have a parking permit for you. Some departments have enough to go around, others do not. If you have a permit, parking is no problem. If you live along Hwy 54, there are buses that go directly to UNC campus. However, you can easily spend 1-2 hours per day on the buses.
Wow 1-2 hours? That sounds worse than driving then using the park and ride

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should have clarified that my friend lived in cary, just off of 55. she was doing the park & ride for a while & found it so cumbersome that she managed to get a "cheap" parking space that she rented from some organization. i think she still walked about a mile to her office, but it was better than nothing.
So I was thinking about using the park and ride ... say if I drove ~15 min to the park and ride at Friday Center, how far would the bus ride be to the medical side of campus? I found this link which seems like its another 15 minutes http://www.townofchapelhill.org/index.aspx?page=715
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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So I was thinking about using the park and ride ... say if I drove ~15 min to the park and ride at Friday Center, how far would the bus ride be to the medical side of campus? I found this link which seems like its another 15 minutes Town of Chapel Hill : FCX Route
I used to do that ride from the Friday Center to South Campus quite often, and it's 10-15 min.
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