Avent Ferry Corridor Study

 

At the Avent Ferry Road Corridor Study Kickoff Meeting attendees provided input on ways to improve the corridor. Corridor planning is a long process that begins with a vision that community members like you help to craft. Followed by data gathering, inventory + analysis that result in design solutions with a final recommendation that goes to council for review. There will be many steps along the way for you to participate in the process. If you were unable to attend the kickoff meeting, you still have a chance to participate. Begin today by responding to the questions below.

Areas of Influence


General Orientation Questions

City of Raleigh Poll:
My connection to the Avent Ferry Corridor is (Choose all that apply)
Business owner
4%
Property owner
42%
Nearby resident
79%
Business patron
19%
Commuter (I use the street to get to work, school, etc.)
52%
Other
3%
Poll Closed | 67 Votes
Nancy A reevesIt is scary to see the planning map encroach a full house lot into the
Wynnwood neighborhood from Avent Ferry Road. Avent Ferry is a natural barrier between a rapidly upgrading single family, single story, large lot R4 neighborhood and the shopping center which supports it. The large front yards of the homes on the North side of Avent Ferry provide a valuable buffer. We would absolutely oppose any rezoning or other encroachment north of Avent Ferry road.
Reply Flag 4 Agree4 months ago
Rachel PohlmanI am very concerned about the lack of bike lanes and safe places to cross on this street. On a daily basis I see commuters taking the bus to or from NCSU who have to dash through traffic to catch the bus.
Reply Flag 3 Agree4 months ago
Timothy TresohlavyIf only they would choose to cross at the marked crosswalks rather than dart across the road in all directions.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
Corinne WilsonThere are not nearly enough crosswalks for this to be feasible. At a minimum, there should be a crosswalk at each bus station.
Reply Flag 1 Agree3 months ago
Gracey VaughnI would like to propose greenways that connect this area to downtown and Dorothea Dix and updated retail space. I would suggest bars and restaurants along the greenway.
Reply Flag 1 Agree3 months ago
Rosalyn Snyder Much of The property I own in the corridor and much of the other land in the study area is in the Simmons Creek floodway or floodplain. That's why it's undeveloped. Just because trees exist doesnt mean that cutting them improves the neighborhood. The city (or someone) has been spending a considerable fortune trying to remedy the problems from careless development 40-60 years ago.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 months ago
ampNot much information is given. How close is all that coming to our homes in the area and what will it do to our property values. Will our taxes be reduced due to less desirable buying factor of our properties? How will the city prepare for increased traffic as it is already challenging to get to work on time since it has changed to one lane after Gorman St for the rare biker. I would like to know whose idea it was for this corridor and why hasn't it been public? Who is benefiting? There is also a flood zone in the corridor. Personally, I would not want to look out my window to apt buildings or 3 story high buildings. With all the development around us, we are having issues with wild life in attics of our homes, and in our gardens. All this growth is displacing the wild life which is crucial to the ecosystem. There is a lot of questions and concerns that has not been made known.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
wesley snyderAvent Ferry road is a natural boundary between commercial/high density and residential.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
City of Raleigh Poll:
Are you a member of NC State Community (student, staff, faculty)?
Yes
45%
No
55%
Poll Closed | 69 Votes
ampIs this about creating more revenue for the university?
Reply Flag 1 Agree3 months ago
Janet LinkI'd like to ride my bike to work, but it's too dangerous.
Reply Flag 1 Agree4 months ago
Rosalyn Snyder1.There was once a proposal for a monorail from Centennial to West Campus. That would be worth supporting.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 months ago
Tim BlairMy concerns are around pedestrian and bicycle safety with the high number of student housing properties along the corridor.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
City of Raleigh Poll:
I found out about this survey from… (Choose all that apply)
Flyer
7%
Email notice
46%
Word of mouth
32%
Website
12%
Television/Radio
0%
Other
18%
Poll Closed | 57 Votes
Rachel PohlmanNeighborhood listserve
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
City of Raleigh Poll:
What is your age? (Choose 1)
Under 18
0%
18-24
10%
25-35
30%
36-50
29%
51-65
21%
Over 65
10%
Poll Closed | 70 Votes
City of Raleigh Poll:
Were you involved in the previous visioning workshop for Avent Ferry Road?
Yes
9%
No
90%
Not sure
1%
Poll Closed | 67 Votes
wesley snyderI went to a rezoning meeting at Powell drive park, but that was some time ago. Since I attended that one, I was surprised to find this was going on without my being notified.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
davidunable to attend the kickoff meeting due to a work conflict
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
Susan SternbergerTraffic is bad now. increasing height of apt. building. to 3-5 stories would be the worse possible answer to Avent Ferry Road
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Timothy TresohlavyTraffic will not disappear. New construction is the mechanism to improve the streetscape (crosswalks, pavement markings, turn lanes, bike lanes, new or improved signage, traffic or pedestrian crossain't signals). This is a good thing for the corridor.
Reply Flag 1 Agree3 months ago
City of Raleigh Poll:
I typically travel along Avent Ferry Road by: (Choose 1)
Car
88%
By foot
4%
Bike
7%
Bus
0%
Other
0%
Poll Closed | 69 Votes
Amanda RothMaking a left turn across Avent Ferry from one of the side streets can be very difficult and dangerous.
When I do go on bike there is no ramp to access the greenway, you have to go over the curb.
Reply Flag 1 Agree4 months ago
Scott McInturfRiding a bike on Avent Ferry is a dangerous proposition.
Reply Flag 1 Agree4 months ago
Matthew FrazierSeeing so few participants choose "Bus" is a little surprising given how full 1 and 11 buses are...
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
Martha StallmannIf Avent Ferry was safer for bicycles, I would travel by bike more often.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
wesley snyderI also use the bus, and would bike more if it were safer.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
Gracey VaughnI take the greenway from my house near AB Combs to Lake Johnson by bike, but would love for the road to be safer so that I can also go in towards downtown or to the shops.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
Corinne WilsonI would ride my bike if I felt safe.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
Eric BaxterBy bike on the weekend when there is not as much traffic. I prefer the bike path but it stops at Gorman. Looking forward to the path and bridge repair completion for uninterrupted route to centennial campus trail. They are close.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
Hannah McKenzieI also walk along and across Avent Ferry. there is a dire need for protected pedestrian crosswalks.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Rachel PohlmanI do cross Avent Ferry on foot to get to shops. Traffic on Avent Ferry limits access to nearby shopping and greenways. I am not comfortable letting my kids cross solo.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Chris MitchellI wish I could bike more on Avent Ferry, but many portions of the road just aren't safe.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Sean GleasonI travel mostly by car but also run and bike in the area. Not a great corridor to run or bike.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Tappan VickeryI also travel by foot to get to bus stops, Walgreens or to Lake Johnson Park.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Paige GarriquesWould travel more often by foot and bike if there were designated bike lanes and safe crossings
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Rebecca MillerI also travel by foot, I do not feel comfortable traveling by bike.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Janet LinkWould prefer to travel by bike.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Andrea ReifMany people cross this road at Lake Johnson both before and after bridge. This area needs a lower speed limit or more enforcement
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Krystal M.Would like to bike but it is way too dangerous. No bike lanes.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Tim BlairUsually car, but sometimes by foot. Would look at other options if I felt they were safer
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
patrickxmostly by car but by bike 1-2 times a week. having access to greenway to get downtown is important
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
patrickxand easy bike access to Dix park
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
EvanHaving a quick access to the Greenway to get downtown helps a lot with commuting by bike.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Greg DeanI often travel by car between our home and downtown using Avent Ferry. My son is a student at NCSU and too uses this route.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Katie KoffmanI would love to ride my bike or walk more along the street but it feels so dangerous.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Laura HowardI travel by car. My husband commutes this route on his bicycle.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
City of Raleigh Poll:
How would you rate the overall appearance of Avent Ferry Road? (Choose 1)
Very Good
1%
Good
13%
Average
46%
Poor
35%
Very poor
4%
Poll Closed | 69 Votes
Krystal M.From lake Johnson to Tryon, the road is in bad condition. The pot hole filling last about 2 days before it is back to bad conditions.
Reply Flag 2 Agree4 months ago
Corinne WilsonThere are several very unsightly properties along the avent ferry stretch between gorman and western. Can there be a streetscape requirement in future projects? Road quality is very poor, and there needs to be more nice, covered bus stops along this stretch. A grassed or tree-lined median would greatly improve the appearance of the road (and bonus help slow traffic)
Reply Flag 1 Agree3 months ago
Chris MitchellRoad quality is very poor from Lake Johnson to Tryon. Safety in that stretch is also a huge concern as 45mph coming down the hill from I-40 to Lake Johnson is way too fast for the amount of pedestrians and cars turning into the Lake Johnson parking lot.
Reply Flag 1 Agree4 months ago
Tim BlairThe part of Avent Ferry by Western is horrible. Reduction in lanes is odd by the Gorman Street intersection. No areas for the buses to pull out of traffic at stops. Speed is a significant issue. Creates a dangerous situation where students who are accessing the buses are crossing all lanes of traffic as crosswalks and bus stops do not line up.
Reply Flag 1 Agree4 months ago
Scott McInturfThis road is very busy and not well designed for all of the traffic. It has not only become the feeder for Centennial Campus and associated growth but it's also a pass thru from many locations including Tryon Road, Kaplan and Cary to get down town.
Reply Flag 1 Agree4 months ago
Matthew FrazierOn foot, it feels huge and wide. Lots of asphalt between you and the buildings, and there's not much shade... It feels kind of like Capital Blvd but smaller.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
wesley snyderI think the road is fine, although the massive development of high density housing between the Gorman shopping center and the lake has increased the traffic density a great deal. I might point out that at the time that development was being discussed, the cost of widening AFR was pointed out, so it should not come as a surprise
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
Nancy A reeves
The present appearance is satisfactory with trees and buildings set back from the road. Taller buildings nearer the road would create an urban canyon effect inappropriate for the neighborhood.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
City of Raleigh Poll:
How would you rate the overall safety of Avent Ferry Road? (Choose 1)
Very Good
0%
Good
6%
Average
26%
Poor
63%
Very poor
6%
Poll Closed | 70 Votes
Nancy A reeves
The Merrie Rd. intersection with Avent Ferry needs work. It badly needs a cross walk and a light synchronized with the Gorman St. light.
Reply Flag 2 Agree4 months ago
Chris MitchellSpeed limit from Tryon to Lake Johnson needs to be reduced to 35mph. Drivers coming down the hill over I-40 to Lake Johnson cause a dangerous pedestrian situation for cars turning into the Lake Johnson parking lot and pedestrians. In addition, road quality is poor in this area which causes cars to try and dodge the potholes.
Reply Flag 1 Agree4 months ago
Sean GleasonThe number of bus stops causes a reduction in lanes which ends up forcing traffic to weave around buses. This is dangerous for car to car damage as well as hidden pedestrians and bikes.
Reply Flag 1 Agree4 months ago
Ann E HuntDriving to work in the morning...I always wonder where someone will be darting across the street close to NCSU....terrible crossing options for those living along Avent Ferry. Closer to the high school, you are taking your life in your hands if you obey the school speed zones.
Reply Flag 1 Agree4 months ago
patrickxi dont see a lot of accidents but I think that is by grace and chance because the street crossings for pedestrians are TERRIBLE. Also, there are continuously opening potholes that cars swerve out of the lane to avoid.
Reply Flag 1 Agree4 months ago
patrickxthe design couldbe so much better that it moves it into very good.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Rosalyn Snyderthink roundabouts are the only solution to slow traffic. One at Athens drive would help reduce the number of accidents, and might even ease congestion in the am and pm rush hours. Also one at Lake Johnson. Widening the Lake Johnson bridge would devastate the park, which is one of Raleighs jewels
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 months ago
Matthew FrazierAs others have said, crossing the street is really difficult. No crosswalks between Western and Centennial or between Varsity and Gorman. Having refuge islands at crosswalks would help tremendously too.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
Martha StallmannIt's a wonder a student has not been hit by a car when dashing across the street after getting off of the bus. At night, especially, it's very dangerous.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
wesley snyderIt could be significantly improved by some minor changes. Lowering the speed limit is not the solution because the capacity of a road is the product of traffic speed and demand. If you lower the speed, the capacity drops and traffic backs up. A better solution is to consider different traffic management.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
Corinne WilsonWay too fast! Speed limit needs to be reduced, but there also needs to be traffic slowing measures (bump outs, medians, bike lanes, road narrowing) to make this corridor more safe for all commuters.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
Eric BaxterOnce the bridge and path open beyond Gorman it will be smooth sailing. The centennial campus/paths are a jewel in this town.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
Rachel PohlmanThere needs to be more safe places to cross the street from Lake Johnson up to NCSU.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Tappan VickeryThe road rises and falls around many curves, making it troubling to enter traffic by car or to cross.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Janet LinkIt seems very dangerous for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Krystal M.Pedestrians crossing on Avent Ferry is very dangerous, they wait in the turning lanes to cross (scary!).
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
EvanStudents frequently jay-walk across the street to get to bus stops as well as to the shopping center to get groceries. A more pedestrian and bike friendly road would make the road a lot safer.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Amanda RothI agree, the pedestrians crossing the road can be very dangerous.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
City of Raleigh Poll:
How would you rate the overall traffic flow? (Choose 1)
Very Good
3%
Good
20%
Average
61%
Poor
13%
Very poor
3%
Poll Closed | 69 Votes
Jennifer HagaPedestrians don't have enough crosswalks to get to the bus stops on the opposite sides of Avent Ferry from their apartments and often stand in the middle of the road waiting for a break in the traffic. Avent Ferry and Merrie (in front of the Circle K gas station) where two lanes merge into is an accident waiting to happen.
Reply Flag 1 Agree4 months ago
Sean GleasonThe number of bus stops causes a reduction in lanes which ends up forcing traffic to weave around buses. This is dangerous for car to car damage as well as hidden pedestrians and bikes.
Reply Flag 1 Agree4 months ago
Laura ShewmonTurning left onto AFR from any direction is difficult and dangerous due to fast moving traffic. The middle lane (turning lane) in front of the Kangaroo is dangerous, as cars are trying to use it from both directions to turn left into the Food Lion from the west, and others turing left onto Merrie Rd from the east.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 months ago
Matthew FrazierThe only place I see major backups is at the intersection with Western Blvd. I don't recommend widening it though!
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
Corinne Wilsonvery dangerous.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
Nancy A reevesExcept when entering from Merrie Rd.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Krystal M.Taking a left on Gorman from Avent Ferry (toward 40) is pretty backed up but it may be because of the bridge project diverting traffic.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Tim BlairThe road can be very busy at key class times. Drivers speed up to make lights or will even go through red lights.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Scott McInturfI would hate to have to ride my bike on Avent Ferry.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Laura HowardCars move along the road uninhibited. But that's not a good thing considering what's on both sides of the street between Gorman and Western. The entire length is lined with student apartments. These people need to cross the street to catch the bus or ride their bicycles on the road to make it to class. The nearby greenway is nice for exercise and recreation, but not practical for commuters.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
City of Raleigh Poll:
What are your biggest safety concerns? (Select all that apply)
Drivers not yielding to pedestrians
63%
Lack of Crosswalks
83%
Safety for Bicyclists
82%
Lack of Pedestrian Signals
52%
Safety for children coming and going to school
28%
Safety for folks going to church
12%
None of the above
5%
Poll Closed | 60 Votes
Nancy A reevesSo long as Avent Ferry is a no parking zone the grassy strip between the sidewalk and road could be paved and used by bicycles with suitable barriers to keep cars and pedestrians out of dedicated bicycle lanes. This would make cycling safer and leave more room for auto lanes. The present painted bicycle lanes are unsafe for both cyclists and cars because there is no auto barrier and some drivers use them as a surprise travel lane endangering cars making a right turn.
Reply Flag 1 Agree4 months ago
Chris MitchellRecommend pedestrian crosswalks and some traffic calming on the south side of Lake Johnson. This exists on the North side, but there is nothing on the south side where the wooded trail crosses into the parking lot or anything near the parking lot itself.
Reply Flag 1 Agree4 months ago
Rachel PohlmanI completely agree.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
ampMy issue anywhere is there is too much emphasis on driver's watching out for pedestrians and bikers, but not enough on pedestrians and bikers watching out for cars. They must be aware that a driver may not always see them due to glare, etc. You can't always depend on someone else for your safety.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
Ann E HuntNeed to be more spaces for busses to pull off....
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Krystal M.Bus pull off would be great, crosswalks for the pedestrians (maybe overhead - they are expensive).
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Greg DeanBus areas need to marked better and safer. Ideally, it would be nice if they could have a separate pull off area. Also, notice the pavement in these areas constantly in repair. Use more durable pavement (concrete) that would also help designate the bus stop area from surrounding pavement! Other areas within the city have started using lighter pavement color (concrete) in these areas and it informs where buses plan to stop.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
City of Raleigh Poll:
What are your safety concerns when walking along the corridor? (Choose your top 3)
Crossing Avent Ferry
71%
Crossing side streets
3%
Too many curb-cuts / driveways
3%
Personal security – crime incidents
3%
Lack of separation between sidewalk and roadway
5%
Lack of shade
2%
Lack of adequate lighting
2%
I normally do not walk on Avent Ferry
12%
Poll Closed | 66 Votes
Nancy A reeves
A lot of people live up Merrie Rd. and need a crosswalk to get to the shopping center.
Reply Flag 3 Agree4 months ago
Rachel PohlmanI would also add lack of shade and better facilities at the bus stops. I have seen people sitting on the curb with their legs in the street.
Reply Flag 1 Agree4 months ago
Laura ShewmonI do enjoy using and would hate to see go the 8ft walking paths along the N side of AFR from Gorman to LJ.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 months ago
Martha StallmannThis site isn't letting me choose 3 for this question. My top safety concern is definitely crossing Avent Ferry. To cross Avent Ferry safely from Merrie Road one must walk down to the light at Gorman.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
Krystal M.Drive it in the morning between 7:30 and 8:30 and see all the pedestrians trying to cross to the bus stops. It is super dangerous.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Tim BlairI would have selected more than one of these, including lack of separation between the sidewalk and roadways and lack of adequate lighting.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
patrickxit only lets you choose one
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
City of Raleigh Poll:
What are your safety concerns when traveling by car? (Choose your top 3)
High traffic speeds (traffic travels too fast)
42%
Too many driveways / curb cuts
7%
Traffic congestion
30%
Difficulty making left turns across oncoming traffic
42%
Difficulty making left turns coming out of local businesses / residences / offices
49%
Overall vehicular safety / too many accidents
11%
Confusing signage / hard to locate businesses or particular streets
2%
Lack of parallel streets or frontage roads to access local businesses, offices or residences
7%
Avoiding conflicts with pedestrians
54%
Avoiding conflicts with cyclists
37%
Poll Closed | 57 Votes
Barbara FraserFrom the intersection of Gorman and Avent Ferry Rd headed towards Lake Johnson needs to be put back to two lanes each direction. The lane that runs out at Gorman creates a hazard by cars racing to get in front of cars in the one lane. Also makes it difficult to get out of the shopping center.
Reply Flag 1 Agree4 months ago
Ann E HuntNear Lake Johnson, coming down the hill major pot holes. Driving to work people are always right on my bumper....(not confined to this road, but I feel that this is one road that I may need to stop quickly)
Reply Flag 1 Agree4 months ago
Krystal M.Bus stops need shelters.
Reply Flag 1 Agree4 months ago
James PryorMany sections of Avent Ferry Road could use a re-painting of all lane markings, turning lanes, arrows, etc. Especially at the turn of Avent Ferry Road AND Old Avent Ferry Road. While turning onto Old Avent Ferry at night, I am concerned that oncoming traffic might not be in their proper lane
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 months ago
ampI think a lot of the accidents are due to young college and HS age drivers and internationals.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
Tappan VickeryThe students running across Avent Ferry at the Wolf Line stops are a real problem. They cut out and do not go to crosswalks.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Greg DeanBus Stop areas need better designation. Pavement in these areas are rough (pothole) and requiring repair too frequently.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Katie KoffmanThere are so many pedestrians that cross the road to catch the bus in the worst places.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Laura HowardOne of these days someone is going to plow into a pedestrian in the suicide lane. I hope it isn't me.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago

Creating Priorities

City of Raleigh Poll:
What should be the key objectives for improving Avent Ferry Road? (Choose your top 3)
Create a plan for redevelopment of key properties and parcels
25%
Improve pedestrian safety and circulation
66%
Improve auto circulation and safety; reduce congestion
41%
Improve bicycle safety, access, and circulation
66%
Improve open space amenities and connections, along and near Avent Ferry Road
29%
Improve access to transit services in the corridor
25%
Create an identifiable aesthetic and image for the area along the corridor
27%
Poll Closed | 56 Votes
Martha StallmannI agree with Patrick. Improve pedestrian and bicycle access and safety, and provide more frequent bus service, and fewer people will drive.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
patrickxwe all know auto movement will get improved, spend your time and money on real, honest improvement to pedestrian and bicycle traffic.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
City of Raleigh Poll:
Select the most important public realm / streetscape improvements: (Choose 1)
Additional street trees
8%
Street lighting
6%
Wider and continuous sidewalks
5%
More separation between sidewalk and street
0%
Signage and wayfinding
3%
Bicycle lanes
21%
Crosswalks and signal countdowns
27%
They are all equally important
30%
They are not important
0%
Poll Closed | 63 Votes
wesley snyderAll these things are important, but remember that any development will eventually result in higher use, and while that might seem desirable, that will, in turn result in more problems down the road. It's not bad now. Leave it alone.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
Corinne Wilsonbike lanes and crosswalks, tied for me
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
Corinne Wilsonseperated bike lanes would be ideal -- it is not a safe road to ride with cars due to all the hills and turns.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
Chris MitchellBike Lanes and Crosswalks are the most needed items.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Krystal M.Cross walks and bike lanes. A more targeted survey should be sent to pedestrians to speak to lighting, sidewalks, etc.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Scott McInturfAdding to Laura Howards comment, the bike lane across from the Kangaroo gas station starts in a dangerous fashion as cars are merging into one lane at the same location that turns into the shopping center, gas station and Merrie road exists. Not a well thought out bike lane as it should start at the light at Gorman/Avent Ferry if not before.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Laura HowardThe bicycle lanes along Avent Ferry now make no sense. They are only South of Gorman Street, where they are least needed.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Laura HowardI hate to have to choose just 1. Crosswalks are just as important. And I see no choice for a natural median, my main ask.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
City of Raleigh Poll:
Select the most important public transportation improvements: (Choose 1)
More convenient and practical bus stop locations
34%
More frequent and faster bus service
8%
Bus shelters
2%
Enhance existing bus stop locations / shelters / amenities
21%
Enhancing specialized bus service (i.e. for seniors or people with disabilities)
3%
They are all equally important
29%
They are not important
3%
Poll Closed | 62 Votes
patrickxline up bus stops with crosswalks. I realize maybe busses can't stop at corners but give pedestrians a chance with a crosswalk.
Reply Flag 2 Agree4 months ago
Nancy A reevesEvery bus stop should be served by a safe cross walk even if that means having fewer stops. The city bus and the Wolfline schedules should be coordinated for user convenience. The neighborhood enjoys excellent free Wolfline service to NCSU where city buses could connect when classes are in session.
Reply Flag 1 Agree4 months ago
Krystal M.Also agree with patrickx
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Tim BlairI agree with patrickx
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
City of Raleigh Poll:
Select the most important roadway capacity solution: (Choose 1)
Reduce speed limits along the entire corridor
17%
Restripe lanes to make them consistent widths along the entire corridor
15%
Create access management plan to reduce or eliminate curb cuts
3%
Create a continuous center median sized to accommodate turn lanes
37%
They are all equally important
22%
They are not important
5%
Poll Closed | 59 Votes
Puni32I don't think speed limits need to be reduced. I think the local police need to enforce the already existing speed limit. As I am driving, I frequently see cars driving up to 20 mph over the 40mph speed limit. That is VERY dangerous, especially since there are so many businesses and residents along the road. If there is no accountability, then reducing the posted speed limit will make very little difference.
Reply Flag 2 Agree4 months ago
Corinne WilsonI agree that changing a sign with the speed limit doesn't do any good alone, but rather than enforcement, I think implementing traffic calming measures (reduced road widths, added crosswalks, center median, etc) will improve this..
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
Laura HowardAvent Ferry Road needs a grassy median from Western Blvd to Gorman Street. This will eliminate the need for pedestrians to use the current suicide lane as a stopping point for crossing multiple traffic lanes. Something like Glenwood Avenue between Fairview Road and Cowper would be ideal. Limited turn lanes through this natural median would be helpful. Not every driveway needs two way access to Avent Ferry Road. We also need bike lanes on that road, but bike lanes that are cleared of rocks and grit. It's dangerous to ride in a cluttered bike lane on a road bike. Too big a risk of crashing into traffic. Riding on the sidewalk is not a good option as there are too many driveways to the road to make it practical at all. That said, sometimes the sidewalk is the only safe place to travel on this road.
Reply Flag 2 Agree4 months ago
wesley snyderHow about adding a question: "Select the WORST idea for a solution to roadway capacity." That would tell you more. If you reduce speed limits on AFR, the congestion will simply be worse. I agree with the idea of enforcing the limits we have.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
Rachel PohlmanMy biggest concern is pedestrian and cyclist safety on this road
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
patrickxWhats up with curb cuts? Have people complained to you about them? You need to explain this issue, otherwise it just comes across as bureaucratic jargon designed to get some votes in the staff project basket. This came up at the public meeting to and a good answer was not given then. Be forthright about this issue - what is the problem and what is your solution?
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
City of Raleigh Poll:
What kind of new development would you like to see? (Choose 1)
Mixed-use redevelopment along the corridor
37%
Keep existing development types along the corridor
23%
Promote a balance of the two development types
28%
None of the above
12%
Poll Closed | 60 Votes
wesley snyderWe already have a good partition. Leave the north side alone. Redevelop the Gorman shopping center (including Food lion shopping center) and provide good access to them, e.g. a pedestrian bridge.
Reply Flag 3 Agree3 months ago
Nancy A reevesThe current land use is essentially with adequate neighborhood businesses. There is plenty of turnover in businesses and no need for more store fronts.
Reply Flag 1 Agree4 months ago
Janet LinkI would not like to see the natural environment give way to development, but the residential and commercial spaces could certainly be better - and please don't line Avent Ferry with a bunch of boring cracker boxes like you've done on Hillsborough street! NCSU is one of the cradles of modernism, for pity's sake, make aesthetics part of the equation. Development needs to be a comprehensive plan and needs to include TRULY afforadable housing.
Reply Flag 1 Agree4 months ago
Christina MitchellI would like to see a retainment and enhancement of the natural area, I would not like to see demolition of natural area to give way to more development.
Reply Flag 1 Agree4 months ago
patrickxthis depends on what is being redeveloped. We already ousted a 5-7 story apartment building replacing a 2 story multi unit at the corner of Varsity. It's pretty obvious we don't want a Cameron Village Canyon along avent ferry road.
Reply Flag 1 Agree4 months ago
davidA mix of Parkway and Green frontage through the corridor would be nice.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
Tappan VickeryAFFORDABLE HOUSING! And I would love noting more than to be able to walk to a coffee shop.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Krystal M.Traffic issues need to be handled before development/ redevelopment. Stay focused.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Tim BlairRedevelopment need to consider the infrastructure. I feel that big part of the issue is that infrastructure (use of the road, bike lanes, etc) were not considered until well after the volume of people and vehicles increased so much.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
City of Raleigh Poll:
If redevelopment of multi-family residential properties north of Gorman Street were to occur, what type of development character would you prefer? (Choose 1)
3-5 story buildings that front to the street with parking behind
30%
Suburban development like exists now
30%
A mix of all of the above
28%
None of the above
12%
Poll Closed | 60 Votes
Nancy A reevesTaller building would be out of character with the present suburban look and feel. Keep the low construction set back from the road with trees and grass. In our area near Merrie and Octavia homes are being upgraded with floor areas and values often doubling from their original size. The large lot open feel along with proximity, single floor plans, and a very good elementary school are the driving forces to this development. Changing Avent Ferry into an urban canyon would not help.
Reply Flag 2 Agree4 months ago
Laura HowardThe types of development there now work well. Some of the buildings are aging, but I see no need for high rises here.
Reply Flag 1 Agree4 months ago
Martha StallmannSmall businesses that are easily accessible by foot/bicycle. Not tall apartment buildings.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
wesley snyderIt is already solid apartments. More apartments means more lanes added to AFR, and you will be sending out this same survey again in ten years.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
Corinne Wilsonsome small businesses along avent ferry would be nice, rather than just apartment complexes.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
david3-5 story could be OK as long as transition zones are not reduced to less that 100' regardless of transit or other overlays. Only Parkway and Green frontages would be acceptable.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
patrickxYou use the word suburban development and my guess is that is an effort to trick people into thinking it is one story. But currently we have a number of 2 story multi family apartment complexes that fit in great. So, if you are going to specifically say 3-5 story buildings, than you should specifically stay 1-2 sotry buildings and not try to trick people into thinking sprawl. The further I get in this survey, the sneakier it becomes.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
Cyrus Belenky3-5 story buildings are a good idea to increase population density but there should also be more development of green spaces, underground parking for the residential properties and design the buildings with more effort so they don't look like they were made with Google Sketchup as seen on Hillsborough St.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
City of Raleigh Poll:
If redevelopment of multi-family residential properties south of Gorman Street were to occur, what type of development character would you prefer? (Choose 1)
3-5 story buildings that front to the street with parking behind
17%
Suburban development like exists now
52%
Urban development greater than 5 stories
5%
A mix of all of the above
14%
None of the above
12%
Poll Closed | 58 Votes
Matthew FrazierSouth of Gorman St, there's much more natural forest and much more watershed to worry about, so I don't think densifying more is appropriate. That said, the suburban development should still have more path connections out to the street and possibly less parking (though south-of-Gorman's transit is much less adequate than north-of-Gorman's).
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
david3-5 story could be OK as long as transition zones are not reduced to less that 100' regardless of transit or other overlays. Only Parkway and Green frontages would be acceptable.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
patrickx1-3 story buildings, like exist now would fit in perfectly in this area. previous comment quote: You use the word suburban development and my guess is that is an effort to trick people into thinking it is one story. But currently we have a number of 2 story multi family apartment complexes that fit in great. So, if you are going to specifically say 3-5 story buildings, than you should specifically stay 1-2 sotry buildings and not try to trick people into thinking sprawl. The further I get in this survey, the sneakier it becomes.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
City of Raleigh Poll:
If redevelopment of retail/shopping center properties north of Gorman Street were to occur, what type of development character would you prefer? (Choose 1)
3-5 story buildings that front to the street with parking behind
30%
Suburban development like exists now
37%
Urban development greater than 5 stories
12%
A mix of all of the above
13%
None of the above
8%
Poll Closed | 60 Votes
Laura HowardThis are does not need any tall buildings. The current mix of low to medium height buildings allows for sunlight to penetrate to the ground. Buildings over 5 stories? No way.
Reply Flag 1 Agree4 months ago
Corinne WilsonI like the idea of development fronting the street more on Avent Ferry north of Gorman -- it is way more pedestrian-friendly than buildings being set way back behind parking lots.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
Tim BlairFirst question is, "is this needed"? Who/what would the center serve? How can they provide this service without negatively impacting some of the issues related to safety and congestion already identified as issues of the corridor?
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
patrickxI'd be OK with 3-5 story buildings but not at the street front. leave it as a mall , set back fromthe street.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
patrickxthis is specifically for Mission Valley shopping center only. It is for areas which are currently housing retail/shopping centers: MV
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago
City of Raleigh Poll:
If redevelopment of retail/shopping center properties south of Gorman Street were to occur, what type of development character would you prefer? (Choose 1)
3-5 story buildings that front to the street with parking behind
22%
Suburban development like exists now
55%
Urban development greater than 5 stories
3%
A mix of all of the above
12%
None of the above
8%
Poll Closed | 60 Votes
patrickxThis should specifically state the parcel of land that currently runs from Gorman along avent Ferry and includes Food Lion. The way it is written it deceitful and could include other parcels that allow retail/shopping but currently don't have any. Again, I think this is a sneaky survey. This is a marketing ploy to get done what someone wants done. It is not true public involvement, which should involve some education on all of these jargon topics. I don't want to see 3-5 story building that frontthe street but I'd be happy with 3-5 story buildings that replace the current strip mall buildings and are therefore set back behind a parking lot, designed to accomade buses and walking in and out of.
Reply Flag 1 Agree4 months ago
Rosalyn SnyderThe 60 year old subdivision on the west side --across from Food Lion--we live in is not only stable but thriving, and is an island of single family homes in student land. Dont destroy it. The Food Lion center could be greatly improved, --putting entrances to businesses a the street and the parking behind would greatly increase pedestrian and bike usage
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 months ago
Laura ShewmonJust had dinner at North Hills tonight. Was a traffic mess. And no parking. A lot of nice businesses, yes. A lot of pretty apartments, yes. A lot of super aggravated drivers circling endlessly looking for parking spots. Please not that. My husband and I both said to each other, we would not ever want to live there, and we are so glad we live where we do.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 months ago
wesley snyderSince this obviously to figure out what do to with the Food Lion collection of buildings. Why not ask us that? I suggest 3-5 story buildings with apartments on the upper levels and shops/stores/restaurants below. Wrap them around the parking areas, rather than wrapping the parking around the buildings as is done now.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
david3-5 story could be OK as long as transition zones are not reduced to less that 100' regardless of transit or other overlays. Only Parkway and Green frontages would be acceptable.
Reply Flag 0 Agree3 months ago
Jeff EssicUsing Gorman St. as a line of separation between development types for this survey is flawed. The questions should be about development around the major intersections and existing shopping centers, vs. what is in between those intersections. Mixed use, higher density around the intersections seems appropriate, with less density and more open space between them. But the survey isn't worded to capture these distinctions unfortunately.
Reply Flag 0 Agree4 months ago

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