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.
Farmers Market coming to Cedar Falls Park
Thanks to Marin Lissy, age 12
A new seasonal farmer’s market is coming to Cedar Falls Park, 501 Weaver Dairy Road, on Sundays.
Local farmers will sell produce from 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays beginning July 16 through Aug. 13.
Organized by Produce for Parks, the market is a collaborative community effort aimed at increasing access to healthy food in the community and to support local farmers.
Founded by a 12-year-old Chapel Hill youth, Marin Lissy, the market is co-sponsored by the Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation, and funded by the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties. It is also supported by the Chapel Hill Farmer’s Market, Farmer Foodshare and several independent farms.
The mini-market is a trial initiative that provides another option for healthy eating to recreational park users and nearby residents of Cedar Falls Park. It combines recreation and fitness activities with access to healthy and local food choices.
According to Lissy’s website: “A park is a natural gathering place where people play and enjoy the outdoors. That means that we have a captive audience at and around the park to provide healthy food. We can also draw in people who live in the area. Cedar Falls Park is in an area that is considered a fresh food ‘food desert,’ meaning there is no grocery store within a one mile vicinity of the area.”
Learn more about the farmer’s market at http://produceforparks.wixsite.com/produceforparks or email firstname.lastname@example.org