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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

DCABPI has been selected as one of four organizations to serve as a Community Partner with The City of Durham – Neighborhood Improvement Services (NIS) as part of a comprehensive Community Engagement initiative. Through DCABPI existing partnerships with community organizations, faith-based organizations and businesses located in East Durham, DCABPI is working on behalf of and to support the African-American community (residents & businesses) along Holloway Street and Wellons Village area located in East Durham.

As a Community Partner, DCABPI in-conjunction with the City of Durham’s NIS Department

is currently in the process of conducting interviews with community leaders, along with:

  • Deliver presentations to community-based organizations;

  • Schedule various events & training workshops;

  • Attend and support community events;

  • Collect data to identify the needs of residents & local businesses.

DCABPI will also host Public Forums relevant to the specified NIS topic, event or initiative.

The forums will be held either on-site (COVID-19 permitting) or virtually via our preferred videoconferencing platform (e.g., Zoom). In addition, we interact with community members using Social Media channels (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) as well as via email and more.

OUR WORK IN PROGRESS

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DCABPI is assisting The City of Durham Transportation Department to enlighten community residents and businesses about the Transit Planning and Operations Analysis (TPOA) Project. The community engagement work we are doing this fiscal year will help the TPOA Project to better serve local residents. DCABPI has held meetings with key Transportation Department staff members along with the Transportation Engagement Consultant to learn about the project and provide community input with regard to the TPOA Project.

BETTER BUS PROJECT OVERVIEW

The 18-month Better Bus Project consists of five individual projects that will identify GoDurham bus access and service improvements system-wide, with additional focus on GoDurham Routes 3 and 5.

The Public engagement for the Better Bus Project is guided by the Equitable Community Engagement Blueprint, adopted by the City of Durham in 2019.  To learn more about each of the five projects, Click > Better Bus Project

Holloway Street Transit Corridor Project: 

The Holloway Street Transit Corridor has the highest ridership in the GoDurham system and also provides 15-minute service. This project will identify and design sidewalk, street, and bus stop improvements for GoDurham riders along a 2.1-mile section of GoDurham Route 3 (Holloway Street, Liberty Street, Elizabeth Street) from Roxboro Street to U.S. Highway 70.

Learn more > Holloway Street Corridor/Village Transit Center.

Take the Better Bus Project survey today!

Do you see a bus stop missing a sidewalk or crosswalk?  Does your bus arrive late? 

Your input will help design the sidewalks, crosswalks, intersection improvements, and better bus service for GoDurham bus riders.  Survey closes on June 18th, 2021.

Have you already taken the survey? 

Tell a friend!               

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To learn more on the Better Bus Project, participate, or sign up for the email list, visit: http://bit.ly/godurhambetterbus.

East Durham Participants Needed for

GoDurham Microtransit Focus Group! 

To learn more, click-on the image below

Join the GoDurham Microtransit Pilot Program Focus Group!

GoDurham wants to make traveling in Eastern Durham easier by adding a shared ride service that would provide on-demand transportation within a specified area. The zone would run from Junction Road east to S Mineral Springs Road and from Freeman Road south to the intersection of US 70 and Sherron Road. Riders could use a smartphone app or call to book a trip in a shared vehicle.

 

Residents, employees or frequent visitors in the area are requested to provide valued input in a focus group setting. As a thank you for participants’ time, GoDurham will provide a $50 gift card to Food Lion or Walmart, upon availability. 

If you have any questions please call or text 919-930-1536 or email publicengagement@gotriangle.org


To learn more about the program, click > GoDurham Microtransit Pilot Program.

"THE FUTURE STARTS NOW"

 

RESOURCES FOR YOU

GoDurham Transit Planning & Operations Analysis (TPOA)

 

Holloway Street Transit Study / Village Transit Center Plan 

Route 3 is one of the most used bus routes in the GoDurham system. At the eastern end of Route 3 is The Village Shopping Center (formerly Wellons Village). Outside of Durham Station, the bus stops at The Village Shopping Center are the highest used in the GoDurham system. Due to the location and overlap in bus service, outreach for the Holloway Street Transit Study and Village Transit Center Plan will be evaluated and presented together. 

 

What the study will do:

  • Look at ways to make it easier to get to bus stops along Holloway Street between Roxboro Street and US 70,

  • Identify and design improvements to bus stops, sidewalks, and crosswalks,

  • Identify ways to improve bus stop waiting conditions that will increase comfort and safety for bus riders,

  • Upgrade the bus stops at The Village Shopping Center

  • Identify and design improvements to streets, intersections, and traffic signals to speed up GoDurham Route 3 bus service and help riders get to their destinations on time.

 

Where:

Streets within ¼ mile of GoDurham Route 3 for a 2.1-mile section (Holloway Street, Liberty Street, and Elizabeth Street) from Roxboro Street to US 70. In the area of the Village Shopping Center, the study will look at both Village Shopping Center bus stops, the properties adjacent to the Village Shopping Center, and the bus stops along the adjacent streets (i.e., Raynor Street between Fidelity Drive and N. Miami Boulevard).

For more information about the Durham Transit Plan, and to help determine the future of transit in Durham, go > ENGAGEDurham.

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Overview

The City of Durham is currently conducting a comprehensive inventory and condition assessment of the 639 miles of sidewalk in the city’s right-of-way.

Sidewalks provide safety, connectivity, opportunities for exercise, and accessibility.

The sidewalks condition assessment will be used to develop a sidewalk asset management plan for short and long term maintenance and repair activities.

The condition assessment is primarily focused on existing sidewalk infrastructure and public right-of-way accessibility. Furthermore, the assessment will identify potential connectivity gaps.

An equitable citywide engagement process was used to gather feedback from the public regarding conditions of neighborhood sidewalks, as well as the reasons for and, frequency of, sidewalk use.

Information from the sidewalk inventory and assessment and the community engagement survey will be shared with the City for use in current and future efforts to improve Durham’s sidewalks.