Sights on the City
Episode 16
Development, Traffic,
Pedestrian Safety

Writer, curator, thinker, and Durham insider, Chris Vitiello, and I started sitting down for Durham conversations at the end of last year. We push, inform, and entertain each other.

Durham is changing and we want to engage you, our citizenry, in a conversation about those changes.

Our pal, filmmaker, Josh Hardt of Made with Hardt is running the production and making all the technical wizardry happen.

In Episode 16 of Sights on the City, we sat down outside the hot wing spot, Heavenly Buffaloes, and with back drop of new condo development and 9th Street’s explosion of new places and spaces, to talk development, traffic, gridlock, and pedestrian safety.

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1 Comment

  • Reply March 30, 2015


    Both the Watts-Hillandale Neighborhood Association and the Old West Durham Neighborhood Association have tirelessly negotiated with developers and the city to control growth, especially in the “transition areas” between commercially zoned parts of the ‘hoods and residential areas. People like Tom Miller and John Schelp have spent countless hours as experts and mediators in these discussions. They were instrumental in getting the city to adopt the concept of “neighborhood overlay” as an extra layer of protection for residents who are in danger of having their property affected by zoning creep. Either of those gentlemen would be great to interview about exactly the issues you discussed in this episode–and such intelligent and community-oriented guys, too.

    Thanks for the shout-out about the cabaret concert! And thanks for all your work in promoting Durham.

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