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Mary Sell

74 neighbors want multi-modal transportation connections (bike paths/walking trails/transit) at Dix Park.

Dix park needs holistic multi-modal connections to get people to, and through, the park.

Would love to see bike trails and other transportation amenities that are used as placemaking opportunity to encourage people to leave cars behind and walk/bike/take transit to the park.

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Dan

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.”

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Are sidewalks and bike lanes the key to better public transit in Raleigh?

Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane and Durham Mayor Steve Schewel attended the annual meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors.

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Posted Feb 1, 2018
Joe Hartman
Joe Hartman
Feb 11, 2018

Simple sidewalks to Dix are sorely needed. Sidewalks without big gaps are needed. Kids who attend the school at Dix ride their bikes there with no safe bike paths, not even connecting sidewalks.

Posted by Joe Hartman on Feb 11, 2018
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Dan

"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."

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Have you seen these bright green bikes around Raleigh? Here’s how you can ride one.

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.

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Posted Sep 7, 2017
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Dan

Oaks and Spokes wants to experiment with a "CycleTrack" on West street and see how we all like it. oaksandspokes.wildapricot.org/...

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Posted Jul 28, 2017
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Bridget

"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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Bicycle ‘superhighway’ along I-40 could connect Raleigh, RTP

The Triangle Bikeway would allow cyclists to travel uninterrupted between Trenton Road in West Raleigh and Airport Boulevard in northwest Morrisville.

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Posted Mar 7, 2017
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Dan

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."

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Posted May 30, 2016
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Scott Reston

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.

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Posted Aug 26, 2015
Jay Dawkins
Jay Dawkins
Aug 26, 2015

Agreed! The Bike Raleigh process is ongoing, and they just released a new plan here: bikeraleigh.org/home/

Posted by Jay Dawkins on Aug 26, 2015
Marcy Bauer
Marcy Bauer
Aug 28, 2015

Yes - biking on Atlantic is frightening!!!

Posted by Marcy Bauer on Aug 28, 2015
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Eric J. Lamb

To learn more about Raleigh's efforts to consider a bikesharing system, please visit bikeraleigh.org.

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Posted Aug 26, 2015
Dan
Dan
Aug 26, 2015

Thank you!

Posted by Dan on Aug 26, 2015
Allie Jacobs
Allie Jacobs
Sep 2, 2015

Instead of the city spending $8+ million on parking spots in the new Kane tower I'd rather see some money spent on a bike share and bike lanes. We don't need to encourage more driving in downtown.

Posted by Allie Jacobs on Sep 2, 2015
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Bridget

"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."

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NC Senate bike-lane limits may clash with Durham road-diet plan

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.

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Posted Jun 23, 2015
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