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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

Short Range Transit Plan Online Survey Deadline Extended

Post Date:02/08/2018 4:30 PM

In response to customer feedback, the deadline for public input for the Short Range Transit Plan current draft scenarios has been extended to Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.

Take the online interactive survey at the link below.  Review the three prepared preliminary routing scenarios and let us know what you like and what you don't like.

  • Scenario 1: makes modest changes to bus routing, and aims to improve weekday service frequency.
  • Scenario 2: also makes modest changes to bus routing and aims to improve weekend service.
  • Scenario 3: takes a more transformative approach, designing a new system "from scratch" based on observed ridership trends and areas with unmet demand.

You can provide your feedback through the online interactive survey ( or via email:

Based on community feedback of the current draft scenarios, another scenario(s) will be developed and shared with the community in the next few months, prior to any potential recommendations for adjustments to the existing system being considered. Information for the project is also available at:

Deadline to take the online survey will be Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.

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