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.
Go Chapel Hill Receives Goodmon Award
Go Chapel Hill together with its Go Triangle partners has received the Goodmon Award for Strategic Partnership. The Goodmon awards are presented annually by Leadership Triangle, a non-profit organization that educates and promotes regional collaboration across the Triangle.
Go Chapel Hill partners with bike advocacy groups, UNC-Chapel Hill, the Town of Carrboro, the business community, public and private schools, and residents to promote the use of alternative transportation in order to make for a healthier community for all ages, in which to work, live and play.
The Go Triangle Regional Partnership project has reduced 237,412 daily commute miles traveled (equivalent to a daily trip to the moon) and eliminated 27,047 metric tons of CO2 (greenhouse gas) emissions.
The Goodmon award is named after James F. Goodmon, President/CEO of Capitol Broadcasting, Chair Emeritus of Leadership Triangle and a leader in promoting regional collaboration and development. The award presentation was made on Thursday, Dec. 11, at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham.