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.
Town In News 10/5/17
Town in News – TIN Report – is a sampling of news media coverage about the Town of Chapel Hill compiled by the Communications and Public Affairs Department. This listing includes articles and columns that are available on the web, and may not necessarily contain all stories in the print edition of the papers or on televised broadcasts.
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London paper lauds Chapel Hill’s ‘utopian’ liberalism and Southern culture (The News & Observer)
The Guardian newspaper of London has picked Chapel Hill as its first in a series exploring the best towns and small cities in the United States. Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article177164951.html
Quarterly Police Report Aids in Transparency (Chapelboro.com)
A quarterly report chronicling statistics of certain minor misdemeanors has been released by the Chapel Hill Police Department. Read more: http://chapelboro.com/news/crime/quarterly-police-report-aids-transparency
911 call: ‘You are gonna die today,’ Chapel Hill kidnapper tells victim (WNCN)
A woman kidnapped at gunpoint outside a Chapel Hill last month was told by the suspect she was going to die that day as he needed money, according to 911 calls released to CBS North Carolina. Read more: http://wncn.com/2017/10/04/911-call-you-are-gonna-die-today-chapel-hill-kidnapper-tells-victim/
The best towns and small cities in the US: Chapel Hill, North Carolina (The Guardian)
In the first of a new series exploring cool US towns and cities, Emma John soaks up the sporting fanaticism, liberal traditions, food and music of a university town where the ‘individual streak still lives strong’ Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2017/oct/04/best-small-towns-us-chapel-hill-north-carolina-sports-music-food
Bicycle Tour brings flurry of cyclists and tents to Chapel Hill (Chapelboro.com)
Dozens of tents waved in the gentle autumn breeze as the 19th Mountains to Coast bicycle tour set up camp for the night. Hundreds of cyclists from multiple states, two Canadian Provinces and as far away as Germany have gathered together to explore North Carolina. Read more: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/10/bicycle-tour-brings-flurry-of-cyclists-and-tents-to-chapel-hill
Chapel Hill Selected as Stop for This Year’s NC Mountains to Coast Ride (Chapelboro.com)
For the past 18 years, bikers from all 50 states and more than eight countries have joined together each year for North Carolina’s only cross-state, fully supported bicycle tour from the North Carolina mountains all the way to the coast. Read more: http://chapelboro.com/news/traffic/chapel-hill-selected-stop-years-nc-mountains-coast-ride
Towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, team with El Centro Hispano to aid DACA recipients (The News & Observer)
Eligible DACA recipients have just a few days left to ask the federal government to reauthorize work visas and delay possible deportation. Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article176238111.html
Transportation fair hopes to help people get around town (The Daily Tar Heel)
From GoTriangle buses to bike sharing, a wide variety of transportation options were ready to help commuters find the best ways to travel around campus and Chapel Hill at UNC's annual transportation fair on Thursday. Read more: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/09/transportation-fair-hopes-to-help-people-get-around-town
Chapel Hill and Carrboro hold free legal clinic for DACA recipients (The Daily Tar Heel)
The Town of Chapel Hill and the Town of Carrboro have partnered with El Centro Hispano, a community building nonprofit that assists the Triangle’s Latinx population, to sponsor a free legal clinic for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients who may be eligible to renew their status. Read more: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/09/chapel-hill-and-carrboro-hold-free-legal-clinic-for-daca-recipients
Watch your speed if you’re driving on these roads in Chapel Hill (The Herald-Sun)
Chapel Hill Town Council member Maria Palmer was driving on West Rosemary Street near Shortbread Lofts when a young man abruptly stepped in front of her car instead of walking to the crosswalk. Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article175959311.html