Bicycle Boulevards use neighborhood streets to form a complete bicycle network in an already existing urban communities.
Instead of competing with cars on arterial roads (such as Duke, Broad or Club), infrastructure shifts to neighborhood streets (like Watts/Iredell/Englewood). By taking calm streets and eliminating all through car traffic, Bicycle Boulevards encourage marginal bike traffic that wouldn’t otherwise exist.
Cars can drive and park on Bicycle Boulevards. Minor design improvements simply divert through traffic every 4-8 blocks. Done right, you should feel comfortable playing catch with your kid in the middle of a Bicycle Boulevard.
Bicycle Boulevards are very inexpensive to implement, and almost universally popular. Between I-85, Cornwallis, US70 and 15-501, Durhamites would never be more than four blocks away from bicycle priority passage.