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

Coming Soon – Chapel Hill Transit New Daily Parking Option at Park and Ride Lots!

Post Date:08/09/2017 10:14 AM

Chapel Hill Transit has partnered with Parkmobile USA, Inc. to bring an easier and more efficient parking service at designated Park & Ride lots (Eubanks, Carrboro Plaza, Southern Village, and Jones Ferry). Customers will now be able to pay for parking by using Parkmobile’s mobile application for the iPhone, Android, Windows, and Blackberry smart phones.

Customers will now have the choice to use either the current meter or the new Parkmobile app. Daily parking fee is $2. The fee is in effect from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Current Status:

The signage is currently being installed. Chapel Hill Transit will issue a separate notice when the system goes live.


How It Works:

  1. PARK - Look for the Parkmobile sign or sticker (it’s bright green!)
  2. PHONE - Once registered, use the Parkmobile app to enter in the zone number listed on the sign to start a parking session.
  3. GO – Confirm your session is active and that’s it! And just to make life easier, you can opt-in to receive a notification 15 minutes before your parking session is set to expire.



To use the new Parkmobile system, customers can register for free at or download the mobile app. Once registered, use the mobile app, the internet, or a toll free number (located on the Parkmobile signs or meter stickers in your parking area) to pay for parking. After setting up the account, customers can immediately start using the system with their registered mobile phone.


For more info, see:

Get the app now!


Parkmobile contact information:

Phone: 877-PARK-HLP (877-727-5457)
Visit Parkmobile Knowledge Base  or click the “Help” tab.


Park and Ride Lots and Routes

Carrboro Plaza
Behind Carrboro Plaza at Hwy 54 and W Main St
CPX Route, CW Route
Jones Ferry
Just south of Old Fayetteville Rd and Jones Ferry Rd
CM Route, CW Route, JFX Route
Southern Village
Just off 15-501 South
NS Route, V Route
Eubanks Road
On Eubanks Rd 1/2 mile west of MLK Jr Blvd
NS Route, CRX (Triangle Transit)

For any questions, please call customer service at 919-485-RIDE or visit


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