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.
Rich and Single in Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill ranks as one of the Best Places for the Rich and Single, according to CNN Money Magazine. (money.cnn.com/galleries/2010/moneymag/1007/gallery.best_places_rich_single.moneymag/9.html)
The magazine reported that 50.6 percent of the Chapel Hill population is single, and the median family income is $106,865. Those stats give Chapel Hill ninth place in a list of 25 cities.
"This college town has a lively nightlife, rowdy Tar Heel games and home-style cooking for singles of all ages to enjoy,” the article stated.
Also in August 2010, Chapel Hill was included in the list of Best Places to Live in America (link) by CNN Money Magazine. This recognition ties in closely with numerous other rankings that praise the livability of the community. In 2009, Chapel Hill was named “Most Livable City” in America by the Mayors’ City Livability Awards Program. Find a video about this award by searching You Tube and "Chapel Hill Named Most Livable City in America."
For a listing of more awards and accolades about Chapel Hill, visit www.townofchapelhill.org/awards.