Bike and Pedestrian Awareness Campaign

By on October 22, 2020

(From left) Sgt. Greg South, Nags Head PD, Det. Dwayne Drummond, Det. Gage McDonald and Det. Jody Lewis (KDH PD) at First Flight Elementary.

Town of KDH Police Department

On October 6 and October 13, 2020, officers from Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Manteo police departments participated in a joint community event with the Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition to raise awareness about Pedestrian Safety Month. The event was a collaboration with the statewide Watch for Me NC campaign. Watch For Me NC is a program aimed at reducing the number of pedestrian and bicycle crashes with motorists.

Local officers set up booths at First Flight Elementary School and Manteo Elementary School and passed out information related to Pedestrian Safety Month. Part of the handout included bags with various safety items including slap bracelets, bike lights and glow sticks. Over 400 brochures and bags were handed out to the public over the two days.

With the completion of multipurpose paths along Bay Drive and US 158, the Town of Kill Devil Hills has become a more pedestrian and bicycle friendly community. Unfortunately, collisions between motorists and bicycles/pedestrians still occur. Since 2017, Kill Devil Hills has recorded 26 bicycle vs. motorist incidents and 24 pedestrian vs. motorist incidents, with one of those resulting in a fatality. One of the best ways to prevent future collisions is to raise awareness of safe driving, walking and biking practices that will help ensure everyone can share the road together safely. The aim of these public awareness campaigns is to do just that. For more information, we encourage anyone to visit watchformenc.org.

 

 

 



PUBLIC NOTICE:

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS:  BIDDER PRE-QUALIFICATION REQUEST:  Barnhill Contracting has been selected as the Construction Manager at Risk by Dare County and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade and specialty contractors to submit bids for furnishing Labor, Material, Equipment, and Other for the new “Dare County – EMS 1 / Fire Station 14” (KDH) located in Kill Devil Hills, NC.  PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The scope of the project encompasses approximately 36,000 sqft of new construction and 18,000 sqft of demolition on a 3.5-acre site located at the 1630 N Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC. The project includes masonry bearing walls supporting a Standing Seam Metal Roof over Light Gauge Trusses housing administrative, living and support spaces along with 6 apparatus bays. Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages: BP750 – Turnkey Siding. Additional Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business participation is encouraged. Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals to Meredith Terrell by December 2, 2022, via email at mterrell@barnhillcontracting.com or mail to PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (Office Location – 4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612). PREQUALIFICATION FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED from BuildingConnected through this Invite under the “File” tab or from BuildingConnected link on the Barnhill, Bidding Opportunities website at app.buildingconnected.com/ by selecting “Dare County – EMS 1 / Fire Station 14 – Prequalification”, or by contacting Meredith Terrell mterrell@barnhillcontracting.com  (919-604-2367). Please submit completed prequalification forms A and B along with all required supporting documentation and with All Bid Packages you are Prequalified for Checked. Form B must be submitted for this project. Form A is good for 1-Year and if you have submitted one to Barnhill within the last year, it should still be valid. If you are unsure, please verify this with Meredith. Target Bid Date: January 2023


 



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  • dwight

    awareness campaigns are the LEAST effective way to reduce pedestrian and bicycle collisions with motor vehicles.

    Thursday, Oct 22 @ 3:48 pm