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.
Remembering Patriot Day in Chapel Hill
The Town of Chapel Hill, Town of Carrboro, UNC-Chapel Hill and Orange County Government will host a public remembrance of the fateful events of Sept. 11, 2001, at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in the Council Chamber of Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Emergency services agencies from our local governments and the University will pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the attacks on New York City and Arlington, VA, and the lives lost in Somerset County, Pa. The brave men and women who risked their lives to protect those in harm's way will also be recognized.
Members of the community are invited to join in this remembrance. The event is scheduled to last about 30 minutes.