There are many ways to get around Raleigh that are convenient, affordable and environmentally friendly.
If you commute to Meredith, travel to campus using an alternate method, even just one day per week and you will reduce your commuting costs and your carbon footprint by 20%. Calculate your savings here: gotriangle.org/go-info/commute-savings-calculator
Need a car? Borrow a Zipcar! Meredith College has partnered with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing to the area. To use a Zipcar, simply register as a member, reserve a car online or by phone, use your Zipcard to enter the car, and drive away. Return the car to the same location where you picked it up.
As a member you get:
Access to Zipcars 24/7
Discounted hourly rates for Meredith College faculty, staff and students age 18 and older: rates start at just $8 per hour.
Gas, insurance and maintenance are included for free!
Join for only $35 a year, and receive $35 in driving credit your first month.
To find cars in the Meredith area, visit http://www.zipcar.com/meredith/find-cars.
Join today and get more information at http://www.zipcar.com/meredith.
Check out Meredith College’s carpool-matching registration page at ShareTheRideNC.org/Meredith. Here you can find carpool partners from nearby companies or select the option to only match to co-workers and fellow students – it’s your choice! You can also join the free Emergency Ride Home program so you never have to worry about finding a ride when you need it most. Once you have registered, your login password will be emailed to you.
Take the bus
CAT (Capital Area Transit), free with Meredith College ID. Map: raleighnc.gov/portal
Wolfline, free. Routes to local apartment complexes and neighborhoods, Glenwood South, and downtown. Map: ncsu.edu/trans/transportation/wolfline
Triangle Transit, $2.00 per ride. Routes to Wake Forest, Garner, Cary, Apex, RTP, Chapel Hill and Durham. Maps and schedules: triangletransit.org/bus/maps-and-schedules
R-Line, free. Circulates around downtown Raleigh and to Glenwood South. Information: godowntownraleigh.com/get-around/r-line
Cyclist Resources from GoTriangle: gotriangle.org/bike-walk/cyclist-resources
Capital Area Greenway Trails :Capital_Area_Greenway_Map.pdf
Bike safety information: gotriangle.org/bike-walk/safe-cycling
Commute by Bike blog: http://commutebybike.com/
*Note: Showers available at the Weatherspoon Gymnasium. Private faculty/staff dressing room with permanent lockers available from Peggy Ross, 760-8546.
Explore Google’s “Walking Directions,” google-latlong.blogspot.com/2008/07/pound-pavement.
Meredith Working on Wellness’ (WOW!) mission is to help participants identify current health risks and opportunities for risk reduction. Use walking to work as your daily exercise!
Also check out Walk ScoreTM to calculate the walkability of your neighborhood. The tool measures how easy it is to access nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc. Use it to see everything within walking distance of anywhere you choose – your home, Meredith College, etc. walkscore.com
Live Near Campus
(for Students) The Oaks, Meredith’s new student apartments, offers independent on-campus living with zero commuting costs. Use Redefine Travel’s apartment finding tool to locate other apartment options situated near transit options: redefinetravel.org/