Ditch the car. Walk.
Carrboro and Chapel Hill make it simple. Town signs and online maps urge folks to explore its arteries on foot. Walk Carrboro stickers affixed on restaurant windows and storefronts champion a stroll. Chapel Hill street signs installed on Franklin and Columbia streets point to town and university destinations. Best part, minutes in lieu of miles -- easier to wrap your head around.
(photographs taken on Main Street in Carrboro and Franklin Street in Chapel Hill)