Durham Hosts Public Input Meeting on Bicycle Lanes
Residents and visitors who travel along any of the 10 corridors proposed for bicycle improvements should plan to attend a meeting tomorrow to review the proposed re-striping design plans that will add bicycle lanes to help make these local roadways safer for all users. The City's Transportation Department is planning to re-stripe approximately 10 miles of roads with bicycle facilities. The drop-in style meeting will be held at The Whitted School, 1210 Sawyer Street, tomorrow from 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. This public meeting will be a drop-in event and the meeting site is near GoDurham Routes 7 and 8 along with being easily accessible from the American Tobacco Trail. On-street parking is also available. More
National Complete Streets Coalition Selects Durham to Join Safe Streets, Smart Cities Academy
Durham’s work to make streets safer, and the region more livable and equitable, has won the Bull City a competitive national award. The National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, announced this week that Durham, Huntsville, Ala., and Pittsburgh have been selected to participate in the Safe Streets, Smart Cities Academy. Through the Academy, a team of 10 staff from the City's Transportation Department will hone their skills in using safety counter measures, creative place making, community engagement, and emerging technologies to create safer streets. Each city will also launch a temporary, on-the-ground demonstration project to transform one dangerous street or intersection into a safer place for people. More
Emergency Management Encourages Residents to Assess and Report Storm Damage
From start to finish, Hurricane Florence had its ups and downs. The strain of preparedness was felt leading up to the hurricane with some of the greatest stress coming Monday when it dumped up to nine inches of rain in about 12 hours on Durham County. Now that the hurricane is gone Durham City-County Emergency Management encourages residents and businesses with structural damages to their property resulting from Hurricane Florence to assess and report damages right away. Damages identified can be reported through an online form at Damage Assessment Form.
Durham Hosts Four Downtown Parking Study Open Houses Oct. 4
Parking in downtown Durham remains in high demand, and in order for the City's Transportation Department to plan for parking needs over the next 10 years, a downtown parking study is currently in its final stages. The department is hosting four drop-in style open houses for residents, business owners, and other downtown stakeholders to learn more about the research findings and final recommendations proposed by Nelson/Nygaard, the department's consultant, to improve downtown parking now and in the future. More