Bike Durham Statement on the deaths of three Durham cyclists

Durham Deserves Better.

The tragic news of three Durham cyclists killed by motorists in just six weeks shines a bright spotlight on the current state of bicycling in Durham.

While it is true that no glaring changes have occurred in our cycling community in recent months that can be cited as potential causes for these tragedies, it is equally true that the city, county and state are not doing enough to mitigate them. Durham development and density continues to increase and infrastructure for cyclists is not keeping pace.

Durham Bike CoOp and Bike Durham Holiday Party and Lights Ride

Happy holidays to all of Durham's wonderful non-motorized folk (the motorized ones are not too bad, either). To celebrate the season and try to stave off the cold weather, Durham Bike Co-op and Bike Durham are getting together for a holiday party and lights ride.

Starting at 5:30 pm on Saturday December 6th, we are gathering at Durham Bike Coop at 715 Washington Street (entrance around the back) for drinks and a potluck dinner. Some food and drink will be provided, but we encourage you to bring some of your own to help give us a truly delightful holiday smörgåsbord.

Bike Durham Education Committee Meeting

The Bike Durham Education Committee meets the second Tuesday of every month to work on education and outreach efforts. New participants and ideas are always welcome.
December location:
Respite
115 N Duke St, Durham, NC 27701

Questions? Contact Christin Lampkowski at christin.lampkowski@gmail.com

Public Forum & Memorial Ride for Tony Morris Turner, Kent Winberry, & Pamela Lane

We are deeply saddened by the tragic killing of Tony Morris Turner this weekend by a hit and run driver on N. Roxboro, and of the recent deaths of Durham cyclists Kent Winberry on W. Chapel Hill St and Pamela Lane killed while cycling in Chapel Hill.

These tragedies are not ok. They underscore our city and state's lack of priority for the safety for non-motorized road users.

Bike Durham is committed to continually pushing for across-the-board changes to make our communities safer and to helping cyclists operate as safely as possible.

Tabling at the Downtown Farmers' Market

Help us spread the word about Bike Durham and our Bike-a-Bull City Event at the Farmers' Market table. If you would like to help out, you can sign up for a 2 hour shift here: http://doodle.com/v8fr3e7kyyarh5q4

Bike-A-Bull City: A celebration of cycling in Durham

Bike Durham is excited to announce our inaugural, annual event to connect and celebrate the Durham cycling community. We will be co-hosting rides with area organizations that will originate and return to downtown Durham. At the end, we'll all get together for food, drink and merriment at a social event at Bull McCabe's. Additional details will be coming soon but mark calendars and save this afternoon for riding and socializing! Detail on all the days events at our MeetUp page http://www.meetup.com/Bike-Durham/

Bike Durham Education Committee Meeting

The Bike Durham Education Committee meets the second Tuesday of every month to work on education and outreach efforts. New participants and ideas always welcome.
September location:
Respite
115 N Duke St, Durham, NC 27701

Questions? Contact Christin Lampkowski at christin.lampkowski@gmail.com

Bike Durham asks the city to revisit the Club Blvd design

Following on the release of our policy statement regarding implementing Complete Streets design in Durham, Bike Durham sent a letter to Durham's Department of Transportation Director Mark Ahrendsen, Mayor Bill Bell, Council Member Don Moffitt (Council Liaison to BPAC), Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Dale McKeel and Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Chair Erik Landfried asking that the city reconsider the existing design for W. Club Blvd. From the letter:

Policy Paper: Call for Standard Use of Complete Streets in Durham Road Design

Complete Streets is an approach that acknowledges the need for many different types of users to have safe and easy access to our community’s roads and thoroughfares. This approach has design and planning elements that require transportation networks to be designed with all users in mind and requires that planners make all right of ways safe and accessible to all users regardless of age, mobility, or mode of transportation.

Bike Durham Education Committee Meeting

The Bike Durham Education Committee meets the second Tuesday of every month to work on education and outreach efforts. New participants and ideas always welcome.
September location: TBD

Questions? Contact Christin Lampkowski at christin.lampkowski@gmail.com

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