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.
Quick Facts: Homegrown Halloween 2017
We’re updating information at townofchapelhill.org/halloween, and we’ll send out more information about the Town’s efforts to keep the community safe on Halloween this year. Here are a few quick facts about Homegrown Halloween.
- Halloween will be on Oct. 31 regardless of the fact that it falls on a Tuesday this year
- Downtown streets will be closed to motor vehicles from 8 to 10:30 p.m. (a list of streets and maps will be released soon)
- The Columbia and Franklin streets intersection will be closed to motor vehicles this year. The Town is working with County and UNC Health Care staff to ensure quick and easy access to and from the hospital.
- Stopping and passenger unloading will not be permitted on Franklin Street.