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As one of the UNC-Chapel Hill campus family I say welcome and welcome back.

For 15 years I have worked in buildings on Manning Drive, and so I am familiar with this street and the surrounding areas. Three people have died within a three-block area of my building. Please don’t become a statistic.

The medical complex on Manning, the ever-growing student housing around Manning, and the adjacent Columbia Street areas, are incredibly dangerous.

The three people who died were all struck by cars or a city bus. Staff walking from the Manning Drive parking decks to their workplace have been struck, bumped or had incredible, heart-stopping near misses with cars.

Please walk “defensively” while navigating the streets around campus. We don’t want to lose you.

Beth Godwin
Business Officer
Thurston Bowles Building

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