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Watch for Me NC in Fayetteville

  • Watch for Me NC participant: 2018-2019
  • Population: 209,889
  • Lead agency: Fayetteville Police Department

The City of Fayetteville is located in Cumberland County. The city is currently ranked last in the country by WalkScore for cities with populations over 200,000. The City of Fayetteville held a Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Campaign at Westover Recreation Center in June of 2017 to collaborate with stakeholders and raise awareness of the need for safety in the community. The City of Fayetteville believes the Watch for Me NC program can help meet community goals of improving safety for vulnerable road uses.

The Fayetteville Police Department leads Watch for Me NC efforts in the city and has collaborated with other agencies including the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Fayetteville, Parks and Recreation Department, Fire Department, Public Services Department, Traffic Services, Public Information Department, NCDOT, and media outlets. They are also pursuing collaboration with the Fayetteville Health Department and leaders of faith-based church groups and congregations. 

Education and Enforcement Activities
The City of Fayetteville continues to improve safety for all road users through education events at local schools.

Key Outcomes

  • Strengthened partnerships with local schools
  • Developed a task force to discuss progress and ideas

Lessons Learned
The City of Fayetteville understands that it will take dedication and collaboration to improve safety for vulnerable road users and increase active transportation in Fayetteville.