Durham Bike Map

November 11, 2010 at 3:41 pm Leave a comment

Here at Clean Energy Durham we teach about the financial, environmental, and fitness benefits of bicycling.  However, many of Durham’s high traffic roads lack facilities for bicycles, which make them uncomfortable and perhaps dangerous for cyclists without a lot of experience.  Fortunately, there are alternative routes to avoid these uncomfortable spots.  To help people identify these alternatives routes, the City of Durham has published the Durham Bike & Hike Map.

One way to use the map is to look for nearby parallel routes to the normal automobile route.  For example, if you commute downtown on Duke and Gregson Street the map highlights Watts Street and the North-South Greenway as bicycle friendly options parallel to these high traffic streets.  Also, you can ask a neighbor who rides a bicycle how they avoid a busy street or a daunting hill—likely they will be eager to share their time-tested routes with a neighbor.  Free hard copies of the new map are available at Durham City Hall in the Transportation Department (4th floor), local bike shops, and Clean Energy Durham’s office.


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