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.
Chapel Hill ranks as a top ’soccer city’
Chapel Hill made livability.com’s list of the nation’s "Top 10 Soccer Cities" — ranking sixth overall in the United States and third in the South. See http://livability.com/top-10/top-10-soccer-cities
Livability states that top cities (a review of small to mid-size cities) have invested in their future by investing in soccer. They found that cities with impressive soccer complexes also have great parks, well-maintained streets and a host of other amenities that provide residents with a high quality of life.
About Chapel Hill, the article noted: "There are more than 5,200 soccer players in the city, which has three main clubs – Rainbow Soccer, Triangle United and the YMCA. Triangle United is the largest of these clubs and has approximately 3,000 players each season. Rainbow Soccer is the oldest soccer club in Chapel Hill. It was formed in 1971 and averages about 1,600 players each year."
The top 10:
1. Overland Park, Kan.
2. Plano, Texas
3. San Bernardino, Cal.
4. Rock Hill, S.C.
5. Murfreesboro, Tenn.
6. Chapel Hill
7. Appleton, Wisc.
8. West Jordan, Utah
9. Scottsdale, Ariz.
10. Princeton, N.J.