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 5/18/17

Post Date:05/18/2017 3:27 PM


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Chapel Hill Budget Draft Includes Provisions for Parental Leave and Affordable Housing (

A new fiscal year budget with provisions for parental leave, pay bonuses and procurable housing is being reviewed by the Chapel Hill Town Council before its expected adoption next month. Read more:


Town Council Considering Development Agreement for Amity Station (

Chapel Hill may get more affordable housing units downtown—plus regular housing and office space. Read more:


North Carolina House Passes ‘Raise the Age’ Bill (

A bill to end the practice of automatically prosecuting 16- and 17-year-olds for crimes as adults has overwhelmingly passed the North Carolina House. Read more:


Flat Tire Leads to 10 Drug Charges in Chapel Hill (

A flat tire has led to the arrests of two individuals on drug charges in Chapel Hill. Read more:


Chapel Hill may negotiate with developers proposing seven-story Amity Station project (The Herald Sun)

The developers proposing a seven-story project to replace Breadman’s restaurant and apartments on West Rosemary Street may be headed to negotiations with the Chapel Hill Town Council. Read more:


Travel Journalist Conference Visits Orange County (

The North American Travel Journalists Association or NATJA visit towns and cities all over for its annual conference and marketplace – this year the journalists are in Orange County from Tuesday to Thursday. Read more:


Residents press Chapel Hill to spend more on affordable housing (The Chapel Hill News)

Several community members joined the call Tuesday for the town to put more money into affordable housing next year. Read more:


Chapel Hill Town Council to Consider Changing Meeting Day (

The Chapel Hill Town Council currently holds meetings on Mondays and work sessions on Wednesdays. Read more:


Gray Squirrel Coffee Permanently Coming to Chapel Hill Public Library (

If you like books and coffee, good news is on the way. Read more:


Summer Detour Set for South Road in Chapel Hill (

Planners at UNC-Chapel Hill are taking advantage of the post-graduation lull by executing a utility improvement plan that will affect South Road for months. Read more:


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