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.
July Fourth: Destination Chapel Hill
Mashable named the Town of Chapel Hill one of the seven best destinations for a cheap last-minute Fourth of July getaway.
The online news medium said the main draw to the seven selections were affordable lodging options, with Chapel Hill rates averaging $108 per night this year—down 12 percent from 2014.
Mashable said July 4 is the perfect time to enjoy the ‘charms of the college town without students getting in the way’. Read more: http://mashable.com/2015/06/30/fourth-of-july-destinations/
Last year Chapel Hill was named one of America's Top 10 Best Towns for a July 4th by Travel and Leisure Magazine. Read more: http://www.townofchapelhill.org/Home/Components/News/News/6442/22?arch=1&npage=42
Catch the fireworks show at Kenan Stadium
The Town of Chapel Hill’s annual July Fourth Celebration features a professional fireworks show at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan Stadium at dusk with family fun activities beginning at 7 p.m. www.townofchapelhill.org/july4.