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.
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 2021.
What Are the Routes and How Were They Selected?
- Arnette Avenue/Jackson Street/Buchanan Avenue/Shepherd Street to connect West Chapel Hill Street and Hermitage Court
- West Corporation Street/Cleveland Street/Dowd Street/Gurley Street/Gray Avenue/Hanover Street/Juniper Street to connect Glendale Avenue and Spruce Street
- Hermitage Court/Hermitage Court Drive/East Forest Hills Boulevard/West Enterprise Street to connect Arnette Avenue and the American Tobacco Trail
- Glendale Avenue to connect the Duke Park Connector Trail and West Corporation Street
- Otis Street/Formosa Avenue/Concord Street to connect the American Tobacco Trail and North Carolina Central University at Fayetteville Street
- Spruce Street/Southgate Street/Maple Street/Ashe Street to connect Juniper Street and Driver Street
- Belt Street/Taylor Street to connect Liberty Street and Maple Street
- Watts Street to connect Main Street and West Club Boulevard