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Calm Down! TPNA working to slow traffic on Duke and Gregson

By Mollie Flowe Traffic flow is slower on two-way streets than on one-way streets, and crashes are less frequent and less severe when they do happen. Traffic calming on Duke and Gregson Streets has been a part of the City’s

Posted in Advocacy, Environment, Health and safety, Traffic

Tráfico en las Calles Duke y Gregson

Por Mollie Flowe El Comité de Tránsito del vecindario, dirigido por Mollie Flowe y John Hodges-Copple, tiene la intención de pedirle a la Ciudad que se haga cargo de algunas de las calles peligrosamente rápidas y de dirección única, especialmente

Posted in Neighborhood concerns, Traffic

Traffic on Duke and Gregson

By Mollie Flowe The TPNA Traffic Committee, chaired by Mollie Flowe and advised by retired planner John Hodges-Copple, is working on a plan to ask the city to take over some of Durham’s dangerously fast one-way streets. Of particular interest

Posted in Neighborhood concerns, Traffic

Traffic Update

By Mollie Flowe Thanks to all who answered the call to join the TPNA Traffic Committee. We had our first meeting on November 30, 2022, via Google Meet, to get to know each other a little and share our concerns and ideas.

Posted in Advocacy, Neighborhood concerns, Traffic

Bike Durham: Working for Safe, Affordable, and Sustainable Transportation

By John Tallmadge, Executive Director, Bike Durham The TPNA invites speakers to our monthly board meetings to educate us on topics of interest to the neighborhood. Bike Durham Executive Director, John Tallmadge, joined us at the November 4 TPNA Board

Posted in Advocacy, Community development, Environment, Health and safety, Local Businesses or Organizations, Traffic

Traffic Update

By Mollie Flowe Now that the I-885 connector is open, neighbors who live along or near Duke and Gregson have anecdotally reported lighter traffic, though it’s possibly fewer vehicles going at higher speeds.  We are in conversation about a meeting

Posted in Health and safety, New Developments, Traffic

East End Connector – The End in Sight

By Mollie Flowe According to NCDOT, the East End Connector, a stretch of highway that will connect NC 147 with US 70, is expected to open this summer.  In fact, WRAL reports that the connector will open to the first

Posted in Health and safety, Traffic

Bikes, Pedestrians, and Traffic Barriers on Watts St.

The City of Durham implemented the Shared Streets pilot project last fall, to increase the options for safe travel and exercise in urban areas during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Seven streets throughout the city, including Watts St., were selected for the

Posted in Health and safety, Recreation, Traffic