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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

Chapel Hill Joins List of Best Workplaces for Commuters

Post Date:11/13/2015 2:22 PM
Town Council member Ed Harrison and Community Outreach
Coordinator Len Cone received the BWC recognition on behalf
of the Town of Chapel Hill.

The Town of Chapel Hill was recognized Thursday, Nov. 12, at the 2015 Golden Modes Awards for being added to the list of Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) in the Triangle Region.

The BWC recognition is a membership program that provides qualified employers with national recognition for offering outstanding commuter benefits, such as free or low cost bus passes, vanpool fares and strong telework programs.

Chapel Hill has the nation’s largest fare-free bus system, Chapel Hill Transit, with more than seven million annual riders. It’s the second-largest transit system in North Carolina.

Chapel Hill residents place a high value on making their community safer for people who walk and bike. In the November 2015 election, Chapel Hill voters approved a bond referendum that includes $16.2 million for streets and sidewalks. These funds will target projects that address bicycle and pedestrian safety, sidewalks, streets and bridges, and Downtown Streetscape.

A WikiMap at offers residents an opportunity to comment on safety issues they experience around town.

Chapel Hill is working to make the community safer for travelers. Help us become a safer place to walk, bike and drive. For more information, visit:

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