City Council Expected to Vote on Big Changes for Downtown Parking Significant changes are being considered for the City’s downtown parking landscape. The City Council is expected to vote during its September 6 meeting on whether to approve metered spaces for some of the on-street parking spaces. It is also expected to vote on whether to increase fees for on-street and special event parking.
Pedestrian Improvements On the Way for Eight Durham Intersections Improvements are on the way for pedestrians at eight intersections throughout Durham. The City will spend approximately $372,000 on signalized pedestrian crossing upgrades. Find out where the improvements will be made on the upcoming edition of “City Hall This Week.”
Lake Michie to Close Early This Fall Lake Michie will be closing early this fall so improvements can be made to the recreation area and boathouse. The lake will officially close for the season on Saturday, September 10 at 6:00 p.m. The project includes improving accessibility to the floating dock by resurfacing the structure and installing accessible handrails. A new front deck for the boathouse will also be constructed, and a new ADA accessible kayak and canoe launch will be installed.
Accessible Icon Project Helps Durham to Become More Inclusive to Those With Disabilities Durham is becoming more inclusive to those with disabilities. The Accessible Icon Project is a nationwide project that started in 2011 when two designers decided to improve and update what had been known as the “handicapped” icon. City of Durham ADA Coordinator Stacey Poston explains how the project is being implemented in Durham on the upcoming edition of “City Hall This Week.”
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