Doug Coonley: Walking to Work

April 13, 2011 at 5:08 pm 1 comment

Burch Avenue

Living in the Burch Avenue neighborhood without a car leaves Doug Coonley plenty of ways to get around.  He walks to work at Morgan Imports and, when he travels farther, he has easy access to Triangle Transit and DATA bus lines.  In fact, within a short walk from his house, Doug can catch the Bull City Connector; DATA routes 1, 6, and 11; and Duke Transit, which runs along Campus Drive.

As an alternative energy architect, Doug is always conscious of energy consumption.  For him, energy efficiency and conservation do not end when he goes out the door of his home, which is why he finds that choosing to walk and use public transit make a lot of sense.  Doug does have a few tips for people concerned about taking the bus or walking:

  • Pack Entertainment: If you are apprehensive about the 30 minutes or more bus frequency, bring a book or some work to do.
  • Oh the Places the Bus’ll Go: You can get all over Durham and the Triangle by bus, so take a second look on before assuming a place is out of reach without a car.
  • Don’t Get Cold Feet: If you walk to work, keep a spare pair of shoes and socks at work in case it rains on your way home.

The Burch Avenue neighborhood is blessed with many places to walk to and abundant public transportation connections nearby.  So, if you are in the habit of driving – talk to Doug about getting around in a new way.

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Entry filed under: Transportation.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Jennifer A Adams  |  July 19, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Glad to see that Doug is still carrying on the TEA tradition of saving energy wherever one can


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