The following are key resources related to the trail master planning process.  A list of the portions of each document relevant to this process are given along with a link to the complete document. 

Durham Belt Line Resources

Durham Belt Line Briefing Book

This document provides an overview of recent activities, upcoming milestones and a summary of input and highlights from the ongoing corridor analysis phase of the project.


Master Plan FY2014
Tiger Grant Application

Contains context on the trail, a short history of property acquisition, key goals behind the master planning process, demographic analysis, predicted impacts, a list of project supporters, and a benefit-cost analysis.

Durham Trails &
Greenways Master Plan (2011)

Discusses the relationship between the North-South Greenway as the spine of the system and top trail priority for the city. Shows the Durham Beltline (2.2 Miles) in the context of 16 total trail segments (29.0 Miles) that make up the spine. 

Durham Belt Line Overview Map

Articles, Blogs & Social Media

“Durham’s Once and
Future Belt Line”

Provides a brief history, a walk through the area with several photos, and a vision for the corridor. 

"Duke Belt Line taking ‘baby steps’ to becoming a greenway"

The early history, preservation, tiger grant process, and continued City support to advance the project. 

Durham Belt Line: 9 Reasons to Get Excited

".. each section will have its own unique feel. I can't wait to walk/bike the whole trail and enter multiple worlds. "

What it will take to turn the Duke Belt Line into a downtown Durham greenway
— The Herald Sun, July 28, 2017

Bull City Today

"It's been a long time coming, but the city is finally able to move ahead with buying the land for the Durham Belt Line Trail."

Only by attaining maximum community engagement can we ensure that this will be a trail for everybody.
— Clarion Content, August 9 2018