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.
Live & Local Series Brings Entertainment and Arts Downtown
Live & Local, Chapel Hill’s free Music & Arts Series, is returning for its sixth season on the Plaza at 140 West Franklin St. Beginning on Friday, April 7, the series features acts of all shapes and sizes every Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Amusing for the whole family and full of excitement for all ages, Live & Local will continue to deliver a wide array of performances throughout the season, ranging from American/Folk harmonies to bluegrass. This season a great diverse selection of activities and performances.
Downtown starts here! Don’t miss your opportunity to discover your new favorite musician, poet, or performer! The series runs Friday evenings from April 7 through May 19. Live & Local is sure to delight, whether you’re listening to the melodies from the Plaza or from the porch of a nearby restaurant, so be sure to mark your calendars now. The Plaza at 140 West Franklin creates an inviting experience for all, highlighted by 30,000 square feet of outdoor space, and a unique art sculpture titled Exhale.
Join us as we start the season on April 7, with The Spring Fling. There will be a stilt walker, spring crafts, the Easter Bunny, balloon artists, a face painter, music and fun for the whole family. Not only that, but the popular “Exhale” sculpture will be turned on for the Spring season.
Each week is guaranteed to kick start your weekend with some of the most talented artists in the Piedmont. This year’s lineup is especially diverse and interactive; featuring musical acts Christiane and Ellis Dyson & The Shambles and activities including an Earth Day celebration, aerialists, caricature artists, balloon twisters, face painters, arts and crafts, and games. Be sure to experience the Live & Local Music and Arts Series and enjoy the natural charm and blend of culture unique to downtown Chapel Hill.