Submitted by Bethany Kell on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:05
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:
Submitted by Bethany Kell on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:01
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.
Submitted by Christin Lampkowski on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 15:58
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.
August location: Intrepid Coffee & Spirits, 106 W. Parrish Street Durham, NC 27701
On June 23, several dozen folks came out for an evening with author Elly Blue. Chef Joshua Ploeg cooked a vegan and gluten free buffet dinner; Elly Blue talked about her book "Bikenomics" and the economic case for bicycling; and filmmaker / activist Joe Biel will showed a program of short films about bicycle activism. Bike Durham hosted the event.
We're always open to suggestions for hosting events like this so please get in touch if you have ideas or want to help out!
Submitted by Christin Lampkowski on Sun, 06/08/2014 - 09:36
The Bike Durham Education Committee meets the second Tuesday of every month to work on education and outreach efforts. All members and new ideas always welcome.
June location: Fullsteam, 726 Rigsbee Ave. Durham, NC 27701
Submitted by Christin Lampkowski on Sun, 06/01/2014 - 13:51
Carolina Tarwheels A/B/C, 40 miles, Wed. Morning Ride
Start time is seasonal. Join us for "The Famous Wednesday Ride" at Union Grove Church. Celebrating the 38th annual year of this ride. Enjoy the camaraderie of a small group. There are usually 2-3 distinct groups: A-group (18 mph+), B group (16-18 mph avg), and C group (13-15 avg). Different routes with destinations rotating between Hillsborough, Efland, Saxapahaw, and White Cross with usually one planned stop. Mileage may vary slightly depending on the group and the weather but most routes are 40-45 miles.