Durham Neighborhood Bike Routes
The City of Durham is working to implement neighborhood bike routes, otherwise know as bike boulevards, throughout Durham to help those travelling by bicycle access destinations more easily and safely.
Bicycle boulevards are streets with low motorized traffic volumes and speeds, designated and designed to give bicycle travel priority. Bicycle Boulevards use signs, pavement markings, and speed and volume management measures to discourage through trips by motor vehicles and create safe, convenient bicycle crossings of busy arterial streets. For more details on the design of bicycle boulevards, see the NACTO Bike Guide: https://nacto.org/publication/urban-bikeway-design-guide/bicycle-boulevards/
The City has enough funding to develop the first phase of bicycle boulevards that will total approximately 7 miles. Design is currently underway, with construction expected in late 2019.
What Are the Routes and How Were They Selected?
- Arnette Avenue/Hermitage Court to connect West Chapel Hill Street and University Drive
- East Forest Hills Boulevard/West Enterprise Street to connect University Drive and the American Tobacco Trail
- Glendale Avenue to connect the Duke Park Trail and West Corporation Street
- Otis Street/Formosa Avenue/Concord Street/Brant Street to connect the American Tobacco Trail and North Carolina Central University
- Spruce Street to connect Juniper Street and Southgate Street
- Southgate Street/Maple Street/Ashe Street to connect Spruce Street and Driver Street
- Taylor Street to connect Elizabeth Street and Maple Street
- Watts Street to connect Main Street and West Club Boulevard
- West Corporation Street/Cleveland Street/Dowd Street/Gurley Street/Gray Avenue/Hanover Street/Juniper Street to connect Glendale Avenue and Spruce Street