Mayor McFarlane agrees: "When it comes to public transportation, the Triangle needs a “comprehensive system” that allows people to easily walk or ride a bike to their destination after they get off a bus or train, Raleigh’s mayor says.
“It’s not just connecting dots doing light rail and connecting with commuter rail and bus rapid transit,” Nancy McFarlane said. “It’s more than just the spine. When you get off the spot, you’ve got to get to where you’re going.”
Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane and Durham Mayor Steve Schewel attended the annual meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors.
"LimeBike, a California company, has brought its bike-share program to N.C. State University at the invitation of the school’s transportation department. Three hundred of the company’s bright green bikes were set out on campus as students returned on Aug. 16, and since then more than 1,400 people have downloaded the company’s mobile app that lets them unlock a bike and charges them for the time they’re using it."
LimeBike, a California company, has brought its bike-share program to NC State University. Three hundred of the company’s bright green bikes were on campus when students returned on Aug. 16.
Oaks and Spokes wants to experiment with a "CycleTrack" on West street and see how we all like it. oaksandspokes.wildapricot.org/...
A lot of streets in Raleigh could look like this - twitter.com/jen_keesmaat/statu...
"A recent push from Hutchinson for a bikeway along the north side of I-40 in western Wake County could bring this scenario closer to reality. The Triangle Bikeway, as the concept is known, would allow cyclists to travel unimpeded for about five miles between Trenton Road in West Raleigh, near I-40’s Wade Avenue split, and Airport Boulevard in northwest Morrisville."
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The Triangle Bikeway would allow cyclists to travel uninterrupted between Trenton Road in West Raleigh and Airport Boulevard in northwest Morrisville.
Great post from Scott Lane, Senior Transportation Planner in Raleigh:
"The research on this topic in my home state of North Carolina is spearheaded by an oft-cited report released by the Institute of Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) studying the effects of cycling in the Outer Banks: cycling investments are returned nine-fold by extending vacations, drawing new vacationers to the area, and encouraging them to return again and again. Cyclists tend to have higher-than-average incomes and educational levels, facts that businesses should be aware of when thinking about creating bike-friendly atmospheres (adding a $350 loop-and-post bicycle rack out front would be a good start). And you don’t have to be a big city or a big tourist destination to realize economic benefits: the tiny town of Scotland Neck, North Carolina pulls in a couple hundred visitors each year with their County Roads bike tour. Many of those people buy gas, hotel rooms, food, souvenirs, or all of the above."
Design with community in mind.
I feel that safer bike transit city-wide dovetails well with plans to improve transit options. Atlantic Ave is my most-desired north-south safe bike route.
To learn more about Raleigh's efforts to consider a bikesharing system, please visit bikeraleigh.org.
"North Carolina towns and cities will find it harder to convert car lanes to bike lanes on some roads if new Senate-approved restrictions become law. The legislation would outlaw any “road diet” project that removes automobile lanes to make room for bike lanes on a busy state road traveled by more than 20,000 cars a day – or on a road where the change will significantly degrade traffic flow over the next 20 years."
North Carolina towns and cities will find it harder to add bike lanes on some roads if new Senate-approved restrictions become law. The legislation was approved the same day the Durham City Council voted to convert car lanes to bike lanes on a one-mile stretch of U.S. 15-501 Business.