Travel Safety Initiatives
We want everyone to travel safely in Chapel Hill. The Police Department and area partners will continue speed enforcement and Watch for Me N.C. initiatives throughout the month of February. These initiatives are an effort to continue to preserve and enhance a safe community in which to travel, whether on two wheels, four wheels, two feet, or other methods.
Watch For Me N.C. is a statewide safety initiative designed to improve relationships on roads between people who drive, people who walk, people who roll and people who bike. People may receive helpful information, warnings, and in some cases, tickets for violations during these initiatives.
The Chapel Hill Police Department is taking additional steps to encourage safety among all travelers of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and throughout the community. You may notice an enhanced police presence along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Watch For Me N.C. travel-safety initiative scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, is being moved from South Columbia Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. You will also notice temporary digital signs along the road to encourage safe-travel behaviors.
Downtown Food Truck Event: Rodeo on Rosemary
Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation, in collaboration with the Downtown Partnership and the Raleigh Durham Mobile Food Association (RDUMFA), is delighted to announce its first ever food truck rodeo. The Rodeo on Rosemary will take place from 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 26, on the block of Rosemary Street between Henderson and North Columbia Streets.
Local trucks have helped created a vibrant food truck scene in the triangle. The Rodeo on Rosemary will feature 12 of the areas favorites, including Cousin’s Maine Lobster, well known for their start on the CBS show Shark Tank. Bandidos, Pie Pushers, Chirba Chirba, Hibachi Xpress, Only Burger, Morfa Empanadas and more will be on site.
Guests are invited to enjoy their delicious eats on the top of the Wallace Parking deck where there will be an ample supply of tables and chairs and a skyline view of Downtown Chapel Hill.
Bring the kids and enjoy an afternoon out with the family. There will be giant games for all to enjoy on The Plaza and a DJ will be spinning all of our favorite tunes.
Feed Hearts Fill Plates will have a food drive on site. Please consider bringing a few food items to donate to local refugees. Show support and spread kindness by donating culturally-appropriate foods (such as pita bread, pasta, rice, dried chickpeas, lentils, dried fava beans, olive oil and ghee). Donations will be distributed to local families by the Refugee Community Partnership.
Parking is free on Sundays in downtown Chapel Hill. Special event parking will be available on site at the Wallace Parking Deck. For more information and a map of all downtown parking visit www.parkonthehill.com
There’s no better way to strengthen your local community than to shop and eat locally!