Durham, as with many Triangle communities, keeps growing – and by big numbers. City officials have researched and launched several programs to determine the impact this will have on the city’s traffic and transit.

While city leaders assess potential issues ahead, Mayor Steve Schewel launched the “Mayor’s Challenge,” in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies and several local organizations, to encourage residents to use GoDurham for travel to and around downtown.


The challenge also want residents to consider biking to get work, the ballpark,or  just to get around the Bull City.

City officials say not only will a bike and/or bus address parking and environmental concerns, but also is a sustainable solution that will benefit the health and wallet of residents.

Thursday, as part of the “Mayor’s Challenge,” residents can tour a GoDurham bus, learn how to request a stop, and practice getting a bike onto a bus rack.

You will also have the chance to check out the free bus WiFi.

This Mayor’s Challenge event kicks off at 10 a.m. and wraps at 2 p.m. at City Hall Plaza.