Current Planning Activities
The City of Durham has received federal funding to stripe approximately 8 miles of bicycle lanes. The funding is only for pavement markings, and will not include road resurfacing, curb/gutter modifications.
If you have a recommended corridor, please let us know! Recommendations will be accepted through February 2, 2018. Note that the following should be considered and will be used to determine the final list:
- Feasibility (can bicycle facilities be added within the existing curbs)
- Identified in the Bike+Walk Plan
- Resurfacing Schedule (Not scheduled for resurfacing in next three years)
A draft list of corridors will be shared with residents and other stakeholders for feedback. Once the corridors are finalized, Alta Planning and Design has been selected to assist the City with design.
Durham Belt Line Master Plan
The City of Durham is creating a master plan for a trail and linear park on the inactive Belt Line rail corridor. The Durham Belt Line Trail Master Plan presents an opportunity to envision how the former rail corridor can be transformed into a great public space. Over the coming months residents will have numerous opportunities to learn more about the project and share ideas.
For many years there has been interest in converting the Belt Line corridor into a trail and green space connection between downtown Durham and neighborhoods to the north and east. The Belt Line corridor, which is about 2.2 miles in length, runs from Chapel Hill Street, near the Amtrak Station, to Avondale Drive.
In 2014 the City applied for and was awarded funding through the federal program to develop prepare the master plan. The master plan project began in April and will be completed in 2018. The project outreach and engagement approach will include close coordination with City departments and advisory boards, adjacent property owners, downtown business representatives, and local civic and neighborhood associations.
The master plan project began in April and will be completed in 2018. The project outreach and engagement approach will include close coordination with City departments and advisory boards, adjacent property owners, downtown business representatives, and local civic and neighborhood associations. There will be numerous opportunities to participate through public workshops, by survey, community events, and online. The project website is https://durhambeltline.com/