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.
Chapel Hill: Best City for College Basketball Fans
The Town of Chapel Hill ranks No. 1 on WalletHub.com’s 2017 list of Best & Worst Cities for College Basketball Fans.
By using a weighted scale on rankings such as best-performing college basketball teams, most-accessible college basketball stadiums and, of course, most-engaged college basketball fans, the online magazine ranked 291 cities.
Durham came in at 3rd.
About Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC, is a multicultural university town that is home to UNC-Chapel Hill and a resident population of 59,000. With more than 700 acres of parks and additional protected natural areas, it's sometimes easy to forget that you're in an urban area and not in the middle of a forest. The town is located in the Triangle region of North Carolina, which includes the Research Triangle Park, a major complex of research and research-oriented manufacturing facilities.
Chapel Hill boasts excellent education (noting that nearly half of adult residents have a graduate degree), abundance of health care jobs, and quality of life advantages. Hailed as “America’s Foodiest Small Town” by Bon Appetit Magazine, Chapel Hill has become a hot spot for pop American cuisine. It’s a trend-setting playground full of sights, sounds and tastes that make it the kind of place that visionaries, investors, and cultural leaders call home.
To see the list of cities and for more information, visit wallethub.com/edu/best-cities-for-college-basketball/32944/.