Posts filed under ‘Cleveland Holloway’

Jayme Johnson: Bicycle Transportation Trainer

Cleveland Holloway

When Jayme was moving to Durham, she told her realtor that she wanted to buy a house three miles or less from Duke. Her realtor kept coming back with houses farther away and she told her, “You don’t get it!” Jayme had to convey to the realtor that the ability to have an environmentally friendly and pleasant commute was not something that she was willing to think of as an afterthought when committing to buying a house.

Her house hunt landed her in Tuscaloosa-Lakewood, the neighborhood from which she happily commuted by bicycle to Duke University. Last year Jayme made the move from Tuscaloosa-Lakewood to Cleveland Holloway, where she has been very impressed with the liveliness of the neighborhood and continues to enjoy a pleasant commute to Duke by bike.

As a Bicycle Transportation Trainer, Jayme is a resource to the neighborhood. Whether she is working to get kids in helmets, or fixing a flat, Jayme is living according to the values she is teaching to others.

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June 20, 2011 at 3:42 pm Leave a comment

Matt Dudek: Biking Commuter

Matt Dudek lives in Durham’s Cleveland Holloway neighborhood, from which he commutes daily to UNC by a combination of bicycle and bus.  He either takes Triangle Transit from Durham Station or the free Robertson Scholars bus from Duke’s west campus.

Matt first started bicycling regularly as an exchange student in England.  When he returned to the USA he lived in the Boston area and commuted by rail into the city.  After he moved to Durham, the bicycle became his main mode of transportation again.  Matt has not owned a car for seven years, saving him tens of thousands of dollars.

In Cleveland Holloway you see lots of people on or working on bicycles.  Matt  says, “I have kids knocking on my door asking to borrow my tire pump all the time…It is a pretty tight neighborhood group.”  He used to volunteer regularly at the bicycle co-op to help people fix up their bicycles.  Recently, the pressures of finishing graduate school have taken that time away, but keep an eye out for Matt, because he is always glad to give bicycling tips and share his knowledge with a neighbor


February 3, 2011 at 3:45 pm 2 comments

Programming Success!

What a heart-warming experience it was to see Iris teaching one of her neighbors how to program a programmable thermostat the other weekend!  It wasn’t long ago that Iris needed a lot of help understanding how to program the new thermostat Clean Energy Durham helped her install in her home in Northeast Central Durham.  There were several times she needed to call on others to come help her troubleshoot how to do it.  But with practice, Iris learned how to program the digital thermostat, and the other weekend she used a demonstration thermostat mounted on plywood to show a neighbor how it’s done.  That’s what Clean Energy Durham is all about:  learn, do, teach!


July 26, 2010 at 8:46 pm Leave a comment

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June 30, 2010 at 6:02 pm Leave a comment

Cleveland Holloway Biking Block Party

The Bike Co-op teaches neighbors bike repair skills. Photo by Jessie Gladin-Kramer,

A few weekends ago, neighbors in Cleveland Holloway gathered for a fun afternoon of bike repair, soul music, and cooking out. DJ Soulful Love played some great tunes, and everyone chowed down on burgers, sausages, desserts, and one neighbor’s special roasted chicken recipe (the secret: marinate in beer and lime juice for two days).

The Durham Bike Co-op set up shop to teach residents how to fix their bikes and passed out around twenty free helmets to kids. Anyone can visit the Co-op (moving soon to a new location on Washington Street) on Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons to work with volunteer mechanics who will teach you how to fix your bike, or even build one!

Thanks to the great neighbors who helped organize the event, and to everyone who came out!

June 11, 2010 at 6:27 pm Leave a comment

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