Move Durham Transportation Study (2020)

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The Move Durham Study will develop a clear vision for the future of transportation and mobility. ​Your vision and input helped identify key priority projects, programs and policies. The Draft Plan was released in the Summer of 2020, and was adopted by City Council on October 5, 2020.

Important Documents

Executive Summary: In English (PDF) and Spanish (PDF)

Presentation to City Council Work Session: Presentation on September 24, 2020 (PDF)

Final Report: Adopted by City Council on October 5, 2020 (PDF)

Study Area and Corridors Addressed

Our study area for Move Durham included I-85 to the north, US 70 to the east, Cornwallis Rd/Riddle Rd to the south, and US 15/501 to the west. After initial public input and data gathering, the Move Durham Team identified 8 key corridors. Short-term and long-term needs are addressed for each in the plan.

  1. Avondale Drive/Alston Avenue
  2. Chapel Hill Street
  3. Downtown Loop
  4. Duke Street/Gregson Street/Vickers Avenue
  5. Fayetteville Street/Elizabeth Avenue
  6. Holloway Street
  7. Mangum Street/Roxboro Street
  8. Durham Freeway (NC 147)

Project Background

Move Durham started in 2018 as the Central Durham Transportation Study, a year-long multimodal transportation planning process involving extensive public outreach and data gathering. The intent was to improve the City’s understanding of how people move to and through the central city. Move Durham studied access to and mobility through central Durham and developed recommendations that consider all modes of transportation, including walking, biking, taking transit, and driving. Two Phases of engagement examined the transportation of Durham today (Winter 2018-2019) and the transportation of Durham of the future and potential implementation (Summer and Fall 2019).

In partnership with resident and public stakeholders the Move Durham Team:

  • reviewed existing community plans and planned projects
  • examined current conditions and forecast future transportation needs
  • identified ways to improve how we move, connect, and experience our streets and public places
  • evaluated and prioritize potential projects
  • developed an implementation plan including potential funding sources
The Draft Plan was released in the Summer of 2020 for public input. After adjustments were made based on that input, the plan was adopted by City Council in October 2020.

See the video below for the Virtual Meeting held on July 14, 2020, about the Draft Move Durham Plan.


If you have any other questions about the Move Durham Plan, please contact our department by calling 919-560-4366 or via  email.