New Durham Bike & Hike Map Now Available
Map Online July 6 & Free Printed Map Now In Multiple Business Locations
Cyclists and hikers in the Bull City now have an updated resource in print, and will soon have one online later this week, thanks to the just-released 2018 edition of the Durham Bike & Hike Map.
Cyclists can use the map to plan commuting and recreational trips since the map shows greenway trails, identifies the suitability of streets for bicycling, and includes useful neighborhood connector routes. The map also provides riding tips and other resources. For hikers, the map highlights popular trails in Durham, and provides information on parks and recreation opportunities. Among the areas highlighted are trails along the Eno River, the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, Hollow Rock Nature Park, and Little River Regional Park.
The map can be downloaded now as a PDF file at http://durhamnc.gov/1031/Durham-Bike-Hike-Map and accessed online or from a mobile device on Friday, July 6 at https://webgis.durhamnc.gov/bikemap.html. Printed copies of the map are also now available at no charge from the following locations:
- Bullseye Bicycles, 102 Morris St.
- Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau, 212 W. Main St.
- Durham Cycles, 756 Ninth St.
- Durham Parks and Recreation, 400 Cleveland St.
- City of Durham Transportation Department, 101 City Hall Plaza, Fourth Floor
- REI - Durham, 6911 Fayetteville Rd.
- Seven Stars Cycles, 104 W. Parrish St.
- The Bicycle Chain - Durham, 5400 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.
The cover of the map features a painting of the American Tobacco Trail bridge over Interstate 40. The painting is by local artist Autumn Cobeland, who has prepared a series of paintings of greenways and trails in the Triangle. For more information about the 2018 Durham Bike & Hike Map, contact Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Dale McKeel with the City’s Transportation Department at (919) 560-4366, ext. 36421 or Dale.McKeel@DurhamNC.gov.
About the Transportation Department
The Transportation Department is responsible for a broad range of transportation services, which include traffic signs and signals, transportation planning, parking operations, street lighting, taxicab administration, and bicycle and pedestrian planning. The department also oversees GoDurham and GoDurham ACCESS as well as leads planning functions for the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO), which is the regional organization that is responsible for planning and programming state and federal transportation projects in the urbanized areas of Durham, Orange, and Chatham counties. Guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, the department helps to strengthen the foundation, enhance the value, and improve the quality and sustainability of neighborhoods that are necessary for a strong and diverse community.