Transportation

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The Town of Cary provides a multitude of transportation options – from mass transit options to safe roadways for bicycles and pedestrians. Town staff are planning for future transportation needs as our community grows. The Town is also working to reduce its emissions through idling policies, alternative fuels, and electric vehicle plug-in infrastructure. Learn more about how departments within the Town are working on transportation.

Transportation Choices

The Town of Cary supports a multitude of transportation options. Learn more about options for getting around town including links to bus, bicycling, walking, driving, taking the train, and other resources. You can also find our comprehensive transportation plan that shows that we are thinking long-term to offer you good choices for getting where you want to go.

Bus Schedules

GoCary offers inexpensive and reliable transportation around Cary Monday through Saturday. The Town offers both fixed-route and door to door service. GoCary has six existing fixed routes, while Door to Door service is for Cary senior citizens (age 60 or older) or disabled individuals. Transit is a great way to reduce individual car trips. Learn more about GoCary and how you can ride the bus.

Biking

Cary residents support cyclists! Based on feedback from residents and the passage of the 2012 Community Investment Bonds for Transportation, $1 million has been allocated for improving bicycling facilities and programs. Learn more about bike events, view the Bike/Hike map, and see the Bike Plan overview by visiting the Bicycle projects page.

Walking

Providing safe passage for pedestrians is a priority for the Town and its residents, in fact we've been designated a Bronze Level Walk Friendly Community. Whether it is repairing sidewalks or requesting new sidewalks, you can always keep track of upcoming projects by visiting the Sidewalk Projects page. The Town also has developed a Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan to help residents get around on foot. Interested in exploring over 70 miles of greenways? Learn more by checking out the Parks and Greenways page. We’ve got you covered when you want to take a walk!

Greenways

Since 1980, the Town of Cary has been building greenways to bring open spaces within easy walking distance of our homes. Greenways are an environmental, economic, and recreational resource for all to enjoy.

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Are you looking to plug in while in Cary? Find out where the public charging stations are installed. 

Are you interested in having a charging station installed at your home? The Town of Cary has a helpful guide to assist you with navigating the requirements for installation in residential sites.

Alternative Fuels

The Town of Cary is the largest municipal user of biodiesel in North Carolina. Our diesel fleet nearly exclusively uses B20, a mixture of 20% bio-diesel, 80% gasoline. To close the loop, the oils and grease collected curbside through our FOG Program is used in the manufacturing of bio-diesel.

Fleet

When it comes to our town fleet, we are actively working to reduce fuel consumption, save money, improve efficiency, and reduce emissions. Part of the Town’s Council-approved Strategic Energy Action Plan is a commitment to increase our fleet’s fuel economy and to reduce the number of miles we drive. Additionally, we have a Fleet Efficiency Standard Procedure that outlines our commitment to right-sizing vehicles, full fleet utilization, efficient driving habits, route planning, maintenance, and measurement of key metrics like fuel use, fuel cost, maintenance cost, fleet size, and miles driven.

Demonstrating our commitment to continual improvement, the Town also participates in grant-funded pilots like our idle reduction pilot, and strategic use of vehicles with hybrid technologies like our hybrid trash truck.

NC Smart Fleet Website LeaderRecently, the Town of Cary was recognized by the NC Smart Fleet Initiative at the Leader level. This signifies that the Town’s fleet has achieved a reduction in petroleum use since the baseline year. The Town has offset 3,603 metric tons of carbon dioxide since 2011 and reduced petroleum fuel use by 105,733 gallons in the past year compared to 2011.