Supporting Equity in Trail Investments in Durham
In recent years, DataWorks staff have done mapping and responsive data projects for groups like the InterNeighborhood Council, Durham City Council, the Northeast Central Durham Leadership Council, Durham CAN, local journalists and researchers, as well as the Durham Open Space and Trails Commission (DOST). The latter, a citizen advisory group, has used maps prepared by DataWorks to know whether proposed pedestrian and bicycle trail routes would assist families without cars, and to understand the commuting patterns for people who live in the proposed trail areas. These resources supported DOST’s trail recommendations to the Metropolitan Planning Organization, who ranked each highly for funding consideration. Going forward DOST and DataWorks will continue to collaborate in these data-driven budget proposals.