Resident Input Sought for Proposed Design Options
DURHAM, N.C. – Residents interested in how the City of Durham plans to prioritize bicycle travel along neighborhood streets should plan to attend a community meeting next month to give their input on design options.
The City’s Transportation Department is planning to enhance neighborhood streets to help bicyclists more easily and safely access destinations. The proposed neighborhood bicycle routes, otherwise known as bicycle boulevards, will use signage and pavement markings to better connect residents to existing trails, bicycle routes, and other destinations. The first phase of this project will designate approximately seven miles of roads as neighborhood bicycle routes, and develop the appropriate signage and pavement marking plans. More corridors could also be added in the future.
The drop-in style meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 11 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Forest Hills Clubhouse, located at 1639 University Drive. Light refreshments will be served and there will also be free giveaways.Read more
Project Website Launched to Collect User Surveys and Input Map
If you live or travel in and around downtown and the central area of the Bull City, the City of Durham Transportation Department wants to hear from you.
The department is launching their new transportation study, Move Durham, to develop a clear vision for the future of transportation and mobility in the central area of Durham.
Move Durham is a nine-month multimodal transportation planning process that will involve public outreach and data gathering to improve the department’s understanding of how people move to and through the central area of the community. The project will examine current conditions, develop future projections, and work with the community to create recommendations that consider all modes of travel including biking, walking, public transit, shared/new mobility, and personal automobiles.Read more
DURHAM, N.C. – The City of Durham is making it even easier to get to the polls on Election Day. For the second consecutive year, GoDurham buses will be fare-free all day on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
According to Director Terry Bellamy with the City’s Transportation Department, the City Administration is aware that a lack of access to transportation can make it difficult for some residents to vote, and hopes that making buses fare-free again this year will encourage residents to try transit as an easy way to get to the polls.Read more
Durham Public Schools is the first district in North Carolina to offer parents to option to track their child's bus in real time!
All you need is an account with our "Here Comes the Bus" application online, and you can track the bus using your computer, smart phone or tablet. Using the latest in GPS technology, this app lets you see where the bus is and confirms when the bus has arrived at the bus stop and at the school.
Plus, users can sign up to receive a text message or email when the bus is within a certain radius of the bus stop. No more rushing to get out of the house in time just to see the bus already pulling away!
Research Findings & Final Recommendations Shared
What: Downtown Durham Parking Study Open Houses
Who: City of Durham Transportation Department Parking Management Division and Nelson\Nygaard
When: Thursday, October 4, 2018, at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 6 p.m.
Where: City Hall Council Chambers, 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, N.C. 27701Read more