Jacksonville selected for program that focuses on pedestrian, bicycle safety

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - An Eastern Carolina city is working to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety.

The Department of Transportation has selected Jacksonville to participate in the Watch for Me program, which focuses on reducing bicycle and pedestrian crashes.

The program provides training for law enforcement officers to improve road safety, as well as resources to help raise awareness about pedestrian and bicycle safety issues.

“In recent years, the City has constructed many bicycle and safety improvements. While these features are important, it is also important to know how to safely use these features and for associated laws to be enforced," said Anthony Prinz, Transportation Services Director for Jacksonville.

Jacksonville is one of 29 communities working with the state program.