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.
Volunteers Welcome at Community Garden
At the Town of Chapel Hill’s South Estes public housing community, plans are underway to plant a community garden.
Volunteers are welcome to get involved in the effort to bring beauty to the neighborhood, provide healthy produce and bring people together.
Eva Bailey, a resident in the South Estes community, has been the project manager for the program for two years. Her vision is that the garden will bring the following benefits:
- Beautify the neighborhood and generates more community pride and involvement.
- Help people learn how to work together in a positive way.
- Provide access to healthy food in an urban area.
- Connect participants of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to each other, nature and the earth.
Volunteers are always needed! Please contact Town of Chapel Hill Public Housing Administrative Offices at 317 Caldwell Street or call 919-968-2850.