mlk_bodyTravel 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 Police Travel-Safety Initiatives

Enhanced Efforts to Improve Safety on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Town In News 5/11/17

Post Date:05/11/2017 2:36 PM


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Chapel Hill Officials Affirm Support for UNC Center for Civil Rights (

An advocacy group that also serves as a training vehicle for law students at UNC-Chapel Hill may come screeching to a halt by order of university system officials. Read more:


Pedestrian Safety on MLK Boulevard to Increase (ABC 11)

Chapel Hill is working to boost pedestrian safety along MLK Boulevard after officials said accidents have increased since 2016. Read more:


Proposal Calls for 273 Apartment Units on Fordham Boulevard (

A new apartment complex may be coming to the Ephesus-Fordham District in Chapel Hill. Read more:


Chapel Hill Town Council pushes for more affordable housing spending in budget (The Herald-Sun)

Town Council members made it clear Monday that they want to put a significant amount of money into affordable housing. Read more:


$106.8M Chapel Hill budget spends more on transit, stormwater (The Herald-Sun)

Next year’s proposed $106.8 million budget continues existing town services, sets a new property tax rate and spends more on stormwater improvements and Chapel Hill Transit. Read more:


Construction Bringing New Crosswalks to MLK Blvd in Chapel Hill (

Road construction aimed toward pedestrian safety is ongoing on Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard in Chapel Hill. Read more:


Chapel Hill adding new crosswalks and improving sidewalks (WNCN)

Drivers in Chapel Hill will need to be on the lookout for some construction as the town works to make things safer for pedestrians. Read more:


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