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 Recognized for Innovative Communications
The Town of Chapel Hill has been recognized for communications excellence with a state award from the NC Association of Government Information Officers (NCAGIO).
The Excellence in Communication: Broadcast Programs Award was presented to Ran Northam, communications specialist in the Communications and Public Affairs Department, during NCAGIO’s annual seminar on Nov. 19. The award was for the public information video on the Town’s November 2015 Bond Referendum. View the video here https://vimeo.com/139584940. Chapel Hill voters approved the five bond orders totaling $40.3 million to fund streets and sidewalks, trails and greenways, recreation facilities, solid waste facilities and stormwater improvements.
The Town of Chapel Hill's Communications Strategy states that its goal is to build community through the highest standards of openness and participation. We reach out to people where they are to tell the story of what we are doing and how our actions affect them.
The Town of Chapel Hill also has been recognized with communications awards from the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) and from the NC City & County Communicators (NC3C). Chapel Hill awards are listed at http://www.townofchapelhill.org/residents/about-chapel-hill/awards.