Holloway Street Corridor and Village Transit Center

Transit Areas and Corridors


What the project will do: recommend ways to make it easier to get to the bus stop, help riders feel more comfortable and secure waiting for the bus, and make improvements that will help speed up GoDurham Route 3 to make sure riders get to their destinations go on time. The project will also upgrade the bus stops at the Village Shopping Center (Wellons Village).

Where: streets, sidewalks, and bus stops along GoDurham Route 3 between Roxboro Street and Highway 70, and the area of The Village Shopping Center (Wellons Village).

Project Overview

Project Goal: develop design concepts for bus improvements along Holloway Street for a better overall bus experience on GoDurham Route 3. The bus improvements may include: sidewalks and crosswalks to improve bus stop access; bus stop shelters, benches, and lighting to help riders feel more comfortable and secure at the bus stop; and street improvements, such as changes to traffic signals, pavement markings, and signage to improve bus speed and reliability. 

The project will also develop designs to upgrade the bus stops at the Village Shopping Center (Wellons Village) to a transit center. Upgrades could include: larger bus shelters with weather protection, and improved seating, lighting, and passenger information displays, and added off-board ticketing, security cameras, Wi-Fi, emergency call boxes, bike racks, community art and branding, bike share or scooter share. The transit center upgrade options will be informed by community input.

Between 2021 and 2022, the project team will:

Planning Phase
  • Review existing bus stop access conditions along GoDurham Route 3 (paths to bus stops, sidewalks, crosswalks, and traffic signals)
  • Review existing bus speed and reliability conditions (e.g., average speed the bus travels throughout the bus route; how often the bus arrives on time), and existing bus stop conditions at the Village Shopping Center
  • Identify sidewalk gaps and hazards that make it difficult to access bus stops; conditions that slow the bus down and make it difficult for the bus to arrive on time; and comfort, safety and security, and accessibility conditions at the existing Village Shopping Center bus stops 
  • Develop an equitable approach for evaluating and prioritizing bus improvements along Holloway Street and types of upgrades at the Village Shopping Center
  • Evaluate and prioritize locations for bus improvements along Holloway Street and types of upgrades at the Village Shopping Center based on input from the community
  • Recommend locations for bus improvements, outlined in a “Draft Holloway Street Corridor Bus Improvements” report, and types of upgrades for the Village Transit Center, outlined in a “Draft Village Transit Center” report
  • Finalize locations for bus improvements, outlined in a “Final Holloway Street Corridor Bus Improvements” report, and types of upgrades for the Village Transit Center, outlined in a “Final Village Transit Center” report
Design Phase
  • Develop conceptual designs for the bus improvements identified in the “Final Holloway Street Corridor Bus Improvements” report
  • Develop designs for the Village Transit Center, developed to a full design level, and ready for construction when funding is available


Project Schedule

Schedule: Planning from March to September 2021, Design from July 2021 to March 2022

WHAT IS A BUS TRANSIT CORRIDOR?

  • Buses that frequently travel along major roads to connect bus riders to popular destinations like their work, doctors, school, shopping, community services, and connect to other bus routes
  • Bus stops are easy to access and located conveniently to destinations
  • Bus stop improvements help riders feel safe and comfortable traveling to the bus stop and waiting for the bus
  • Bus priority improvements help buses arrive often and on time

WHAT IS A TRANSIT CENTER?

  • An area with bus stops served by buses that arrive frequently and serve some of the highest number of bus passengers in the bus system 
  • Bus stops include upgrades, such as: large bus shelters with weather protection, seating, lighting, passenger information displays, off-board ticketing, security cameras, Wi-Fi, emergency call boxes, bike racks, community art and branding, bike share or scooter share

Background

Holloway Transit Corridor 

The Durham County Transit Plan includes funding for bus and pedestrian infrastructure improvements within designated Transit Emphasis Corridors. The Holloway Street Transit Corridor has the highest ridership in the GoDurham system and now provides 15-minute service. This project will identify and design bus stops, pedestrian facilities, and bus priority improvements that are needed to support the high ridership and high frequency service on Route 3. 

Village Transit Center 

The City intends to upgrade the bus stops at The Village to a more comfortable and convenient transit center for bus riders. The Route 3 bus stops at The Village on Raynor Street see higher boarding and alighting counts than all other stops in the GoDurham system, excluding Durham Station. This high-use bus stop needs additional shelter, real-time bus information, and other amenities. The Village Transit Center Plan will consider the redesign of this stop, including lighting, landscaping and shelter designs that create inviting public spaces and address security concerns at The Village. 

Previous Studies

Current Documents

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