Chapel Hill Road (Morehead - Pickett) Bicycle Improvements
The striping of Chapel Hill Road between Morehead Ave and Pickett Road has been done in phases over the last ten years. As a result, the striping varies, with some places marked as exclusively parking, some sections as a shared parking/bicycle lane, some sections as exclusively a bicycle lane, and some sections a shared bicycle/travel lane. The inconsistency leads to confusion, particularly for those traveling by bicycle, and can result in unsafe maneuvering and unexpected conflicts with motor vehicles.
In order to improve the consistency of the corridor, the Transportation Department is proposing the removal of the underutilized exclusive parking sections and the shared parking/bicycle lane sections between Lakewood Avenue and Pickett Road. The proposed changes can be seen below.
We welcome your comments on the proposed changes through this online survey. A public meeting will be held at The Whitted School in Durham on Saturday September 22 from 10am-1pm. At the public meeting you will be able to see the preliminary designs, ask questions of City staff and the consultants, and provide comments.