Needs Improvement

Percent of Residents Who Take Transit, Walk, or Bike to Work


It is the goal of the City to reach the established goal over time whereas improvements within the infrastructure through the City will help achieve this goal.


CY2019 is most current 5-year average.  CY2020 data reflects CY2019 1-year Estimate.  That is the most current data available.

Next Steps

Most people in Durham get to work by driving alone. However, by providing transportation choices, the City can help Durham residents save money, improve the health of their neighborhoods, and promote equity.

The City of Durham has recently updated its Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans and consolidated them into one document. The plan will help the City determine which bicycle and pedestrian facilities are the most critically needed to improve safety, connectivity, and quality of life. It will also help the City identify the best funding strategy to streamline the process of design and implementation. From 2017 to 2018, 17 miles of bike lanes were added and 7 sidewalk gaps filled. This is approximately 0.4 miles based on the Bike-Walk Plan.

The Durham County Bus and Rail Investment Plan specifies how the half cent sales tax approved by Durham voters in November 2011 is used to support new and improved bus services throughout Durham County as well as regional transit connections to Orange and Wake County.

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