Topics: Pedestrian Safety
According to the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, 2,200 pedestrians in N.C. are involved in police-reported crashes with motor vehicles each year, making it one of the most dangerous states in the nation. Of those 2,200, about 150 to 200 are killed, and another 500 are seriously injured.
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January 12, 2017
New colorful crosswalks designed by local artists are coming to five locations in Chapel Hill — hoping to increase pedestrian visibility.
April 04, 2016
In Chapel Hill, efforts to liven up street safety and visibility are beginning with the new addition of colorful crosswalks.
February 28, 2016
The speed limits in downtown Carrboro are an issue to some pedestrians.
February 23, 2016
On Oct. 15, 2015, a senior pedestrian was killed in a hit and run on Homestead Road while crossing the street.
February 09, 2016
Concerns have been high lately when it comes to cyclist and pedestrian safety along Estes Drive. Now, the Chapel Hill Town Council must choose one of three proposed plans to increase bike and pedestrian friendliness within this area of Chapel Hill.
January 26, 2016
As a winter storm ripped through Chapel Hill on Friday, it left streets and sidewalks covered in a mixture of snow and ice — meanwhile, efforts to clear sidewalks were, and continue to be, nonexistent.
November 08, 2015
Tired of plain white lines? Then get ready — some of Chapel Hill’s crosswalks are about to get artsy.
October 28, 2015
Campus will get darker earlier when daylight saving time ends Sunday, but a group of University and town leaders is getting ready to revisit the issue of night lighting on and around campus.
September 30, 2015
In downtown Chapel Hill, there are chirping crosswalk noises, bike lanes and “watch for pedestrians” signs: all measures that are in place to protect town bicyclists and pedestrians.
March 19, 2015
Even if it takes a $2 million bridge to do it, the town of Chapel Hill says its committed to improving pedestrian and bicyclist safety.
February 23, 2015
Tagged, chained and painted white all over, Chapel Hill’s “ghost bikes” loom over those who would otherwise overlook the presence of the town’s small cyclist community.
November 19, 2014
Chapel Hill is taking safety precautions for cyclists and pedestrians by painting road symbols and changing crosswalk signals.
November 09, 2014
As the nights grow longer post-daylight saving time, cyclists and pedestrians will be even more at risk for accidents — so, Carrboro street safety advocates are working to light the night.
November 06, 2014
Many people jaywalk in Chapel Hill, but the town is making efforts to curtail that potentially dangerous behavior.
September 25, 2014
Bicyclists who parked their bikes in Chapel Hill Thursday probably found that their bike was tagged with a brightly colored flyer when they returned.
September 07, 2014
Two UNC researchers are trying to figure out how walkable downtown Chapel Hill is.
August 31, 2014
A pedestrian sustained minor injuries after being hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Franklin and Columbia streets late Saturday night.
June 24, 2014
Between 9:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., a 24-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle in the 100 block of West Franklin Street, according to the Chapel Hill police.
The woman was crossing the road via crosswalk between University Square and Suntrust Bank when a vehicle, traveling at low speeds, hit her in the westbound lane, said