How do community groups participate in transportation planning? Durham Bicycle Boulevards, an advocacy organization based in Durham, North Carolina, seeks to raise awareness for better bicycle infrastructure in the Bull City. Working in collaboration with Durham Area Designers, the group hosted a design charrette. The event brought together city planners, community members, and design professionals to create an outline for how Bicycle Boulevards could make Durham the most bikeable city in the South.
In late August, the City of Durham announced that it won a grant to implement Bicycle Boulevards from the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The city is matching the state expenditure with local funds.
If you would like to learn more about Bicycle Boulevards, consider attending the next Street Design Series meeting on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.
About the Author: Brian Vaughn is an undergraduate and minors in Urban Studies and Planning. This summer, he spent three weeks in South Florida, Charlotte, and Atlanta conducting a public life study around transit stations. His favorite transit oriented development is Union Station in Washington, DC.