The following plans serve as policy documents that guide the City of Durham's efforts to develop and maintain a comprehensive network of bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Each plan was developed after a comprehensive review of existing conditions and policies, and robust input from the community and key stakeholders. This was used to develop prioritization measures, recommended policies and programs, facility guidelines, and the development of implementation strategies.
Comprehensive Bicycle Transportation Plan (2006) Durham's Comprehensive Bicycle Plan was adopted by the Durham City Council in 2006. The purpose of the plan was to increase mode share and safety for all level of bicyclists, and provide a bike-friendly environment for all Durham's residents to enjoy. It examined the current needs and deficiencies and provided route and policy recommendations.
DurhamWalks! Pedestrian Plan (2006)
The DurhamWalks! Pedestrian Plan was adopted by the Durham City Council in September 2006. The purpose of the DurhamWalks! plan was to assess existing pedestrian infrastructure, recommend safe and accessible pedestrian networks (sidewalks, trails, and intersections), and recommend new pedestrian-related programs and policies. Trails & Greenways Master Plan (2011) (PDF)
The Durham Trails and Greenways Master Plan was adopted in 2011. The plan includes existing and proposed trail facilities in the City and County, as well as goals, policies, and recommendations for developing the trails and greenways system. It also includes how trails should be designed/built, how and what they are named, and how they are managed and maintained. You can find more information about Durham's current trails and greenways by visiting the City's Parks and Recreation website.