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.
Recap of American Legion Property Charrette
The Town of Chapel Hill held a charrette – a public design and planning activity -- on Saturday, April 8, at the Legion Post to gather ideas about the future use of the American Legion property which was recently purchased by the Town.
More than 100 people attended throughout the day. Participants worked with a design consulting team in small groups to create conceptual sketches for the 36-acre property. Information was presented about natural features and neighboring properties so that the sketches would be sensitive to the surroundings.
At the end of the day, the consultants shared seven sketches, encompassing a variety of options. Significant recreation facilities and conservation of the stream corridor were typical features in the concepts presented.
The consultants will now work on refining these sketches, compiling all the written feedback received prior to and during the day of the charrette, and identifying the common themes.
The American Legion Task Force will then review these findings later in April. A report back to the community and Town Council is anticipated in May.
Additional information on the public engagement process can be found at www.townofchapelhill.org/americanlegion