Raleigh Bike Plan

Thank you for your interest in the Raleigh Bicycle Plan!  Please take a few moments to fill out this short questionnaire. Your response will help build a better understanding of community needs and priorities. Even if you do not bike regularly, your feedback will be helpful. Thank you for your time!

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City of Raleigh Poll:
How do you rate present bicycling conditions in Raleigh?
Fair
70%
Poor
22%
Excellent
8%
Poll Closed | 135 Responses
John SelvaggioAs part of their sentences hardened criminals should be made to ride bicycles around Raleigh !
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 years ago
Carlito AgnerOne thing- the Greenway. So I'd say high rating. Now, on the road, not safe.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 years ago
Derrick DA AdamsCould follow Charlotte NC by having bikes for rent downtown.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 years ago
gameweldI commute by bike in central Raleigh 4-5 times a week.

Compared to Atlanta, much better... there are a lot more people on the street with bikes.

A "complete street" for Oberlin will be essential in maintaining future growth for Cameron Village, and keep a nice North/South route.

Biked to Doctors office off of Six Forks. Was essentially infeasible to cross without running across street with bike to other sidewalk.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Tina GovanWe have very few safe bike lanes that take you to destinations. The roads don't accommodate bikes and the greenways are not connected to destinations people want to go to on a daily basis.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Carol LenhardtToo few bike lanes and those that exist end abruptly with no real destination. Love greenways for recreation
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
afhardy1Each roadway need space for bicycles to drive to work. I live off of South New Hope Road.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Alli Renner WaltonGreenways are great but for commuting it's dangerous. We need wider shoulders (that are enforced to be kept clear of cars, yard waste, debris). Trenton Road is dangerous - lots of folks use that to connect to Umstead Park or the greenways on Reedy Creek.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Tom BlazejackProtedted lanes on McDowell and Dawson in the old downtown area (i.e., bounded by North, South, East and West Streets) and a planned, convenient route from downtown, through Dix park to the State Farmers Market.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Evam ?????SAs has been mentioned, there needs to be more facilities going from the north to the south. It is of course possible to take the Honeycutt Greenway all the way to Meredith College, but a protected conection between the Honeycutt Greenway and the Simm's Branch/Abbot Creek/Neuse River Greenways perhaps utilizing the existing pedestrian bridge over the North Wake Expressway, would be ideal.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Mike RitcheySHARO is the safe alternative. Key roads needed for N-S and E-W are unsafe for bicycle.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
JgessulaWe need designated bike lanes like the ones in NYC...there are islands separating the streets with cars with the bike lanes. I used to messenger in Boston and I feel less secure here than I did on those streets.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Patrick HansburyI live just 3 miles from downtown and there are zero roads in this area on which I would feel safe riding my bicycle. This in my opinion the conditions for cyclists are horrible.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
rogersommerI agree with Joe Mecca and Jurassic Tank. Excellent for Greenways. But It is tough to get to most practical destinations without confronting a major bike-unfriendly intersection.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Allie JacobsIt isn't even possible to ride through downtown on continuous bike lanes. Raleigh needs to plan for alternative transportation options if the city continues to grow.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Joe MeccaThey're good, but we need to bridge the gap between recreation and transportation. It's easy to ride 30 or 40 miles for recreation, but it's difficult to ride 5 miles to get to a destination.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
JurassicTankThe greenways are great, but the roads are terrible. We need more bike lanes and need to better maintain those we already have.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
mollymstuartLet's raise our standards. The greenways are terrific but not practical for daily transportation and running errands. We should at least have the option to complete trips under 2 miles by bike without fear, even for kids.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Anne Elizabeth Stevenson PedenDangerous
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
suhoopsNice progress in 6 years I have lived in downtown Raleihg. Greenway expanding nicely. Only a couple more critical improvemtns needed there. Bike lane/cycle tracks are really lacking making much of the city dangerous riding for all but the most experienced rider.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Bill WalkerAlways in the way of traffic
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Deborah Womack-JordanI try very hard to be aware of people riding bicycles and think Raleigh has made great progress in the 9 years I have been here. With that being said, I have a real problem with bikers not following road rules. Running red lights, not yielding, I could go on and with each of these I have seen them almost get hit by drivers obeying road rules. Let's say we could all do better! ??
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Delinda MoreheadPersonally I am more conscious of bikers when I see the bike paintings.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Doug GillotteI commuted in Tampa, now that I ride here I have to say Raleigh roads and drivers are much better.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Sasha LizstWon't ride on the roads anymore - awful
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
John Del BaroneThe worst city for bicycle riding on the roads
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Julia GessulaGreen ways rock, but I feel safer riding in NYC than I do here..IN NYC they have bike lanes with islands that divide bikers from drivers
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Clifton LeeThe green way is great roads our quite dangerous
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
James CoppI have been a long time bike commuter and acomplished racer. Been clocked more times than I care to remember from motorists coming from behind and then turning in front of me. Drivers were always sorry the didnt see me. However, dealing with their insurance companies has always been a nightmare.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Ted Bucknergood connectivity in the greenways. bike lanes are not maintained well. residents block them in the fall with piles of leaves (no enforcement) or they are full of debris (maintenance). More wide outside lanes needed.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
brianroach4For those familiar and comfortable with finding bike routes ahead of time it's ok but for the novice it is daunting. Also competing with car traffic is dangerous, slows car traffic and is not welcoming to new bikers.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Rich WileyWe are making progress for sure but bike lanes are scarce and are often too dirty to ride in without fear of flats. Greenways are magic for sure and glad they are being improved all the time.
More driver education is needed and we should look to Minn-St Paul and Portland as guides to lane markings .. Bike boxes and green boxes at intersections
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Rev DivaSome improvement can certainly be made for a better biking experience.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Jodi Leese GluscoBetter than fair, but not excellent.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Leo SuarezThe additions since 2009 are certainly welcome but I selected 'Fair' here because maintenance of lanes is poor, the network is just not well connected yet, and other vehicles are creeping or turning into lanes when they shouldn't.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
kezering@ncsu.eduExcellent Greenway system, but we need more on-road facilities-especially protected bike lanes and cycle tracks to encourage the "interested but concerned" cycling population to take more trips by bike. We need better connections between our trails and on-road facilities. We have too many gaps in our cycling infrastructure. We also need to improve intersections so they are safer for bicyclists.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
JJ LaPlanteI'd rather have an entirely separate road/lane for bikers (such as sidewalk) where it gives space between the biker and the multi-ton vehicles that fly past you. (Not to mention the apprehension of drunk drivers on the weekends)
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
trungmvoRecreational cycling facilities are fantastic; utilitarian cycling facilities could use some work. Commuting by bike between Cary and downtown Raleigh presents a few challenges (House Creek Trail on Meredith College has gates closed on both sides before sunrise; having to bike on Reedy Creek Trail through Umstead State Park).
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Tyson WepprichGreenway improvements have been amazing! Unparalleled long trip potential for exercising. More bike lanes on major streets around downtown and NCSU needed.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Maria MayorgaGreat Greenaways, do not feel safe biking on roads
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Gary SmithI would like cars not to park in bike lanes. I would like bike lanes to allow a complete trip from "Five Points" to downtown.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Jay DawkinsIt's come a long way in the last few years! Continuing to make strategic investments that make bikers feel safer will pay dividends for years to come!
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Jason MyersWe are making progress.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
City of Raleigh Poll:
Which three roads are the most important for adding bike lanes or making other improvements for bicyclists?
Poll Closed
Maria BelloCreo k toda calle en Carolina necesita banquetas con rampas para minos balidos y plan para bicicketa
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 years ago
America ZetinaBufaloe RD.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 years ago
Cecilio MontoyaMuy buena idea ya q la mayoría de los hispanos no tenemos licencia
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 years ago
Gloria RomeroPoole rd
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 years ago
El Galan RiveraToda él área urbana de
Ralehgh necesita espacios más hanchos..
Para los de bisicleta
Señal de tránsito cámaras
En sitios estrategicos..
Para conductores.
Agresivos y buenas
Multas que no lo
Buelban..hacer
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Victor Guadarrama HdezCapital blvd !!!
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Luis Tamara ZunigaTodas las calles, sin embargo igual como tiene leyes para conductores que tambien pongan leyes a las personas que andanen bicicleta. Muchos se llevan las luces rojas, y aunque tengan carril para bicicletas estos creen que pueden hacer lo que quieren e invanden carriles de carros.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Elena MenariniCreo q en todos lados deberia de Haber Camino para andar en bici. Y tambien deberian de enfocarse en crear paradas de buses mas comodas ....asientos y un techito para q la gente espere...
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
El Pariente DíazY los parkes para q son ?????
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Marlen Yarelin ResinosPienso que todo es perfecto nadamas que los conductores deben tener mas precaución y los padres vijilar mas años niños porque ahí padres que desatienden a sus hijos por el celular
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Kristal Yohanny Merejildo YakuzaMillbrook, new hope church rd, capital blvd.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Eliza G GutierrezMas espacio, ose mas ancho el carril de bicicletas,también poner multas mas fuertes a los conductores porque ya no respetan el carril de ciclista tampoco respetan los stop de peatones muchas veces se pasan cuando el peatón tiene el paso y lo digo porque me a pasado casi me atropellan por que no respetan
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Juvenal DominguezHillsboro rd
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Milagros MatosSi algunas calles tienen hpyos y en malas condiciones
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Cesar ArmandoDodas principal mente por el centro
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Elena Salgado JimenezMuy bien pero ke se aga
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Pablito Roa Mtzmuchas
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Lisseth CamposMás Anchas la calles para los qe andan en bicicleta p
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Miriam FernandezEnd poole rd
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Lety BarcenasNew berd brigham peace
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Jay DawkinsPeace, Edenton, y Morgan St
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
gameweldOberlin, Six Forks, Peace Street
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Tina GovanPeace Street, Person and Blount
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Nancy Lindquist MizeCreedmoor Rd, Edwards Mill, Falls of Neuse
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
donnawhite3Raleigh Blvd and Skycrest
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Steven KillionGarner Road
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
afhardy1South New Hope Road
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Timothy TresohlavyThose in high density residential areas: Oberlin Rd, Hillsborough St, Boylan Ave
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Paul MinorJones Franklin Rd, Western Blvd, and Hillsborough west of Blue Ridge Rd
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Plm0902Capital blvd, wade ave, hillsborough st
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Sonya ZellAtlantic Avenue, Glenwood Avenue, Wake Forest Rd <->Blount
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Bryan PooleHillsborough, Wilmington, Glenwood
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Daniel CulbertsonAtlantic Ave, Capital Blvd, Six Forks
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Person, Blount, Hillsborough
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Raymahl SuttonGlenwood Ave, Hillsborugh Street, Western blvd
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
fyouHillsborough, Person, Blount
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Alli Renner WaltonTrinity/Trenton Rd to connect to Umstead/Reedy Creek.

Downtown is a discontiguous mess of bike paths that are often blocked.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
joshrattDowntown in general...
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Dylan Ross HorneCapital Punishment Blvd.
Hillsborough, Outside of 440, especially near the fairgrounds
Millbrook
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Renee FosterHargett, Wilmington and all roads downtown
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
kevin cogginsHillsborough, something going north out of downtown and something going south out of downtown
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Alberto LopezCreedmoor, Glenwood, Leesville, Carpenter Pond
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Zachary HendersonPerson st
Glenwood ave
Peace st
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Mike RitcheyGlenwood Ave, Creedmoor/Edwards Mill, Six Forks or Falls of Neuse
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Keegan GuizardWestern Ave, Wade Ave, Wake Forest Rd
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
JgessulaMajor roads connecting different neighborhoods...Atlantic, Whitaker Mill, Glenwood
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Javier León Padilla GuzmánAlain A Borthayre
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
JslanempoAvent Ferry Between Western Boulevard and Gorman (where the existing bicycle lanes start/end); St. Mary's/Lassiter Mill; Garner Road
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Pat McLaughlinWilmington; New Bern; Glenwood South
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Gracey VaughnLAKE WHEELER - connect the Farmer's Market to downtown and prevent accidents on this bike-heavy narrow road.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Graham StonePeace Street, Blount Street, Person Street.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
rogersommerFix the bridge that crosses Crabtree creek just across Glenwood from Morehead Dr.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
rogersommerCreedmor, Edwards Mill and Glen Eden
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Harry JohnsonHillsborough St., Oberlin Rd., Peace St.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Allie JacobsPeace
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Joe BeardenLeadmine, Lynn, Creedmoore
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Cass ChisholmSix Forks Rd, Hillsborough, Creedmoor Rd.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Jamie YannayonPeace, Oberlin, Hillsborough
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
brentonsonglen eden, peace/clark, blue ridge
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
idwilderpeace st., capitol blvd, wake forest rd.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
kaweardenBlue Ridge, Laurel Hills, Glen Eden
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Randolph LinhartWestern-MLK JR, Peace, Edenton
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Scott BowerGlen Eden, Glenwood, Lassiter Mill (deaths on all of them, the unofficial cross town route)
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
mollymstuartPeace Street, Atlantic Avenue, Six Forks Road
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
JurassicTankOberlin, St. Mary's, Hillsborough
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
baileymbhGlenwood Avenue, Six Forks Road, Leadmine Road
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Dave TomsGlenwood, Capital Blvd, Atlantic. Greenways or lanes with full separation paralleling these would be best
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
suhoopsPeace St., St. Mary's, Peace St again
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Jasmine St. DennySix forks/ Lynn/ falls and as it continues to wake forest/ creedmoor
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
sallyedwCrossing Wade to West (connects outlying neighborhoods to downtown); Hargett (central east-west corridor downtown); Atlantic Ave north of greenway (greenway gets you there, but then what?)
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
patrickxedenton. and a North and South bound street downtown.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Ken MetzgerOberlin, wilmington, person
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Kenneth AtwaterNew Been ave, Blount/Person, Six forks
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Gregg WarrenWilmington, person, safe crossing across wade onto west st. to enter downtown
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Aimee HoltsclawHillsborough Street from NCSU to RTP for commuting,
Glenwood Ave,
Wade Ave
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
OlgaOlgaPeace Street, Oberlin, Glenwood
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
KlinhartSix forks, Atlantic, Hillsborough
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Ted Buckner1. Leadmine, way too narrow.
Then other roads around it.
2. Lynn
3. Sawmill
there are others, DOT can determine the best priorities. Focus on that whole area.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
brianroach4Hillsborough, Wilmington (or another North-South corridor like Bloodworth), and Glascock---they're already doing roadwork there-how hard would painting a few extra lines be?
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Evan O. KanePerson Street and Capital Boulevard corridor (maybe not Capital itself in places, but opening up bike access to the business districts in Capital would be good for low-income residents without access to a personal car), New Bern Ave.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
awillisivWake Forest Road/Atlantic Avenue - these are the only connectors from the rest of DTR to 5 points - I would love to ride my bike to some of the businesses in 5pts or the Crabtree Creek greenway entrance on Atlantic from DTR but riding down Atlantic from Wake Forest Rd currently requires a death wish
Peace Street from Person to Cameron Village
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Greg PateRoutes outside the belt line would help too, like a lane separate from traffic on Six Forks or Creedmoor. Also, lanes as opposed to sharrows on Oberlin and/or St Mary's.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Susan MarieLeesville and creedmoor roads. These routes would provide a ready connection to a huge amount suburban bike traffic.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Jennifer Fountain BaltzegarDuraleigh/Blue Ridge, Wade, Hillsborough
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Rich WileyWade Ave is the most dangerous and can't see lanes there .. Duraleigh, Edwards Mill/Creedmore, Glenwood, MLK part of Western, Avent Ferry, Atlantic ... Guess all the major artery roads wide enough to accept them
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Rev DivaNew Hope Road between New Bern Ave and Rock Quarry Road
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Sarah Hagerwade, wilmington, lake wheeler
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Jodi Leese GluscoMajor N/S or E/W routes like New Bern, Capital Blvd., S. Saunders
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Leo SuarezPeace Street from Person all the way to Cameron Village. (make it wide, that hill near Glenwood is a $%&*#)

St. Mary's/Lassiter Mill between Hillsborough Street and North Hills would be a great route.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
kezering@ncsu.eduAn east-west downtown connection (Hargett or Morgan); a north-south downtown connection (Person or Blount); also-Hillsborough, St. Mary's, and Peace
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
JJ LaPlanteAvent Ferry, Hillsborough, Western Blvd, and Gorman St
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Joe BurgessBlue Ridge between Hillsborough and Museum
Wilmington
Oberlin around Cameron Village
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
jeboyerOberlin, Lassiter Mill, Pullen
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
trungmvoEdenton Street, Hillsborough Street, Milburnie Road
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Tyson WepprichDon't worry about Wade-it will always suck for bicycles (too many hills). Oberlin, St. Marys, Atlantic between Crabtree Creek greenway and Falls of Neuse Rd.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Maria MayorgaWade, Oberlin, Glenwood
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Maria MayorgaBusy major roads inside the beltway....such as Wade
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Gary SmithSt Mary's, Hillsborough, Glenwood.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Thomas DowBike lanes are only part of it, having bike lanes on the beltline would not be very pleasant. Being away from traffic like on greenways are the key for me.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Alex BrissetteHillsborough, St. Mary's, Edenton.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Bob SteinbeiserWade Ave. Hillsborough St. Glenwood Ave.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Gregory MacfarlaneHillsborough, glenwood south
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Zach Manfredihillsborough, wilmington, edenton
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
City of Raleigh Poll:
Which type of bicyclist should the City be planning for?
Enthused and Confident (Confident but prefers separation from traffic)
60%
Interested but Concerned (Will not bicycle unless separated from traffic completely)
37%
Highly Experienced (Comfortable in ANY roadway environment)
2%
No Way, No How (You won’t find me on a bicycle)
1%
Poll Closed | 116 Responses
Nancy Lindquist MizeAll of the above. Commuting and doing errands by bicycle should be the goal, not just making it less dangerous for brave souls to exercise.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Timothy TresohlavyAll of the above?
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Allie JacobsUsers of a bike share program tend to be less experienced than bike owners / regular bikes. Making the biking experience best for casual bikers and visitors will also greatly benefit commuters.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
JurassicTankThe city should be planning for as many bicyclist types as possible. Building separate bike lanes and making the experience safer will benefit everyone. Sharrows seem to do very little if anything and will only make Raleigh bike friendly on paper.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
mollymstuartWe all have to start somewhere. Planning for the Interested but Concerned gives us all a safe haven. And there is no reason cycling should be inherently dangerous.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Dave TomsNeed to get as many bike on the road as possible. More users leads to more facilities.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
sallyedwMotorist awareness, education and enforcement is imperative to improving cycling as a transit option in our region.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
patrickxthis question forces the idea that people can't be highly experienced AND comfortable in any situation AND prefer to be separated from traffic. This produces answers that are not accurate. We should plan for separate(d) bikes lanes and anything that promotes the most bicycle use.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Ted BucknerFocus on those who might use cycling for commute, errands, and learning to get about town more.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
brianroach4The amount of sharrows feels kind of like a cop out/cars generally don't know how to pass bikes and giving them a painted bike lane to stay out of is much safer-Also We have such wide streets and fairly large front yards in most of Raleigh I would love to see protected bike lanes
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Rich WileyNeed to improve motorist education on a state level for the experienced though
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Tyson WepprichConcerned or exercise-only cyclists can use great greenway system. Commuters and would-be commuters need bike lanes (sharrows really don't do anything).
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Maria MayorgaWill help everyone
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Gary SmithWe should what we can to encourage more biking.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
City of Raleigh Poll:
Which type of bicyclist are you?
Enthused and Confident (Confident but prefers separation from traffic)
56%
Highly Experienced (Comfortable in ANY roadway environment)
28%
Interested but Concerned (Will not bicycle unless separated from traffic completely)
16%
No Way, No How (You won’t find me on a bicycle)
0%
Poll Closed | 121 Responses
Nancy Lindquist MizeI love riding at road speeds but never feel safe on Raleigh/Wake County roads unless I'm on a supported group ride, and even then it's nerve wracking.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
fyouPrefer street riding but I like a bike lane and, even better, a protected lane
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
baileymbhWe need greenway access to downtown from multiple directions (Particulary from the north), not just the Western Blvd greenway through Boylan.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Dave TomsThe belt line is a major barrier to getting downtown. There are few places to cross and you may be forced miles out of your way to access one. There should be a safe bike route paralleling all arteries in & out of downtown.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
patrickxthis question forces the idea that I can't be highly experienced yet also prefer separation from traffic. This produces answers that are not accurate. I am comfortable in any roadway environment and confident in my ability AND I still prefer separation from traffic.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
AlexNo Yo Face lane. Bike Lane
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
AlexI'd really like to see some separation for safety in the yo face lanes. To many cyclists are getting hit now
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
KlinhartI use the existing greenways plus sidewalks for commuting and errands, but won't ride on streets like Six Forks
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
brianroach4I bike to work and use public transit almost everyday and bike for fun a few nights a week-having more dedicated bike racks that are better lit/looked after/safer would be a huge improvement at public transit stops
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Jennifer Fountain BaltzegarI know you're not supposed to, but I ride on the sidewalk to avoid the 5-lane traffic on Duraleigh Rd.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Rev DivaTraffic makes me nervous, the Greenways are most convienent although I would love if I could enter the Greenway from my neighborhood especially considering I can see it from my back porch and walking through a neighbors backyard to access the trail is not an option.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Gary SmithI bike the Greenways for exercise most days, but riding with traffic makes me very nervous.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Emily GriffithsWe are a household with three bicycles, a bike trailer, and no car. We cycle or take the bus everywhere.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
City of Raleigh Poll:
How important to you is improving bicycling conditions in Raleigh?
Very important
89%
Somewhat important
11%
Not important
1%
Poll Closed | 114 Responses
Tina GovanIt's critical, especially when we don't have any strong form of public transportation.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
fyouI don't have a car and rely on a bicycle for basic transportation.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Pat McLaughlinIt's the best way to get around but could be much safer and connected.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
JurassicTankThis is the most important local issue to me. Raleigh lacks any sort of subway system or non-road vehicle public transportation system. Traffic and parking congestion are only going to get worse as the city grows. Building a larger, interconnected bike system would be a cheap way to help alleviate traffic issues and would improve the health of the city. I already try to bike everywhere I possibly can, but it almost never feels that safe.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
brianroach4I feel that improving cycling is the quickest and most cost effective way to alleviate parking and car traffic congestion. Models built after the dutch and danish planned bike friendly cities show how important biking can be to economics, health and road maintenance. Also the more it improves and becomes easier for those that aren't experience bikers the more it will synergistically improve our system with ridership, participation etc.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Rich WileyI enjoying riding in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Durham, and Chapel Hill and improving safety is very important to me.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
kezering@ncsu.eduI commute to work by bike everyday. Making improvements is very important to me because I'd like to feel safer when I commute.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Maria MayorgaWill make it more accessible which will increase ridership
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Gary SmithBiking is great exercise that many people can do - young and old. Use of bicycle transportation can also decrease our use of foreign energy and fossil fuels and in turn decrease climate change.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Emily GriffithsI love cycling as it is, but improvements can always be made. It would be great to see more people cycling more often.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
City of Raleigh Poll:
What do you think is the key factor that discourages bicycling in Raleigh?
Vehicle traffic
49%
Lack of bicycle lanes and greenways
38%
Lack of time/interest
4%
Lack of nearby destinations
4%
Lack of information about where bicycle lanes and greenways are located
3%
Other
3%
Lack of amenities (bike racks, etc)
1%
Personal safety concerns (other than traffic)
0%
Poll Closed | 112 Responses
gameweldNeed to establish "complete routes". I have to invent very complicated routes to go to common destinations to avoid problem areas in roads.
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Tina GovanMake safe bike lines and people will use them without doubt. Just do it.
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Nancy Lindquist MizeI have been in too many close calls on city and county roads to feel safe-- cars are in a hurry, drivers expect cyclists to remain to the right of the fog line on roads with no significant lane to the right of the fog line! Let alone drivers who are texting or playing on their phones....
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Tom BlazejackHills
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Dylan Ross HorneNASCAR Country.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Mike RitcheyCell phone and texting compound the problem, along with oversized SUVs and Commercial Vehicles on undersized roads.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Davy Barnabas NemetzSprawl. More Route options connecting north Raleigh and Cary to dt Raleigh would really promote bike transportation.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Joe MeccaI think we have a great greenway system, but the traffic on the streets between greenways (and designated lanes) and the destinations is often a major hurdle to making regular use of them as a transportation system
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
JurassicTankLack of bicycle lanes and vehicle traffic are easily the top factors discouraging bicycling in Raleigh and are essentially one issue. If there were more separate bicycle lanes, cyclists wouldn't feel as threatened by vehicle traffic and it would not be as much of a concern. With Raleigh's growth rate and population level I don't think vehicle traffic will realistically start significantly decreasing so the best way to encourage biking would be to make more bicycle lanes.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Dave TomsTicket the Jimmy John's and other riders who break every traffic rule. This isn't Quicksilver. They make drivers and peds hate us all even though they look super hip with their pretty bikes, skinny jeans & rockstar hair. Stay fashionable! Premium Rush was a stupid movie.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
suhoopsGreenway system has grown nicely and is very nice, other than limited connection to downtown raleigh. Bike lanes however seem very limited. I understand the concept of the sharrow, but don't feel like they offer much real benefit.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
brianroach4Vehicle traffic is annoying to deal with on a bike but does not matter as much when there are very safe and dedicated bike specific lanes.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Evan O. KaneI love in a very bike able neighborhood and watch many of my neighbors drive for 1/2 to 1 mile trips within the neighborhood.Part of that is decades of being conditioned to think of their cars first.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Jeff SovichDevelopment pattern outside of urban core, that does not support bicycling,
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Rich WileyGreenway amenities would be second. In Germany bike paths would pass points of interest and restaurants and Biergartens and cafes. A greenway in Greenville, SC had small buildings rented by church and civic groups selling drinks and snacks
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Leo SuarezConvenience is king! Raleigh makes parking and driving for cars so easy everywhere that when compared to riding a bicycle, the car wins out in a lot of situations.

I'm not saying let's make driving worse but instead let's level the playing field, bring balance to our transportation network so bicycles can move and park (bike parking is important too) very conveniently. Bike paths that lead right up to a shop front door, not the edge of the development. Bike parking with a cover against rain or even inside a large store. Bicycle priority lighting at intersections. There are lots of ideas out there.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
kezering@ncsu.eduLack of connected bicycle lanes. Vehicle traffic wouldn't be as much of an issue, if there were adequate bicycle facilities.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Tyson WepprichI hardly ever took Hillsborough St before the bike lanes. They've made a big difference even though vehicle traffic still heavy.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
Alex BrissetteI wasn't able to choose three, so: lack of bike lanes, vehicle traffic, lack of time. Some of these are interrelated anyway; ie, vehicle traffic is a safety concern when there is a lack of bike lanes.
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago
byrdmartin1automatically says lack of time/interests; lack of destinations. these are not my choices
Reply Flag 0 Agree2 years ago

Past Project Activity

Which three roads are the most important for adding bike lanes or making other improvements for bicyclists?
Maria BelloCreo k toda calle en Carolina necesita banquetas con rampas para minos balidos y plan para bicicketa
Reply 2 Agree2 years ago
America ZetinaBufaloe RD.
Reply 1 Agree2 years ago
Cecilio MontoyaMuy buena idea ya q la mayoría de los hispanos no tenemos licencia
Reply 1 Agree2 years ago
Gloria RomeroPoole rd
Reply 1 Agree2 years ago
El Galan RiveraToda él área urbana de
Ralehgh necesita espacios más hanchos..
Para los de bisicleta
Señal de tránsito cámaras
En sitios estrategicos..
Para conductores.
Agresivos y buenas
Multas que no lo
Buelban..hacer
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Victor Guadarrama HdezCapital blvd !!!
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Luis Tamara ZunigaTodas las calles, sin embargo igual como tiene leyes para conductores que tambien pongan leyes a las personas que andanen bicicleta. Muchos se llevan las luces rojas, y aunque tengan carril para bicicletas estos creen que pueden hacer lo que quieren e invanden carriles de carros.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Elena MenariniCreo q en todos lados deberia de Haber Camino para andar en bici. Y tambien deberian de enfocarse en crear paradas de buses mas comodas ....asientos y un techito para q la gente espere...
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
El Pariente DíazY los parkes para q son ?????
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Marlen Yarelin ResinosPienso que todo es perfecto nadamas que los conductores deben tener mas precaución y los padres vijilar mas años niños porque ahí padres que desatienden a sus hijos por el celular
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Kristal Yohanny Merejildo YakuzaMillbrook, new hope church rd, capital blvd.
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Eliza G GutierrezMas espacio, ose mas ancho el carril de bicicletas,también poner multas mas fuertes a los conductores porque ya no respetan el carril de ciclista tampoco respetan los stop de peatones muchas veces se pasan cuando el peatón tiene el paso y lo digo porque me a pasado casi me atropellan por que no respetan
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Juvenal DominguezHillsboro rd
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Milagros MatosSi algunas calles tienen hpyos y en malas condiciones
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Cesar ArmandoDodas principal mente por el centro
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Elena Salgado JimenezMuy bien pero ke se aga
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Pablito Roa Mtzmuchas
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Lisseth CamposMás Anchas la calles para los qe andan en bicicleta p
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Miriam FernandezEnd poole rd
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Lety BarcenasNew berd brigham peace
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Jay DawkinsPeace, Edenton, y Morgan St
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
gameweldOberlin, Six Forks, Peace Street
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Tina GovanPeace Street, Person and Blount
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Nancy Lindquist MizeCreedmoor Rd, Edwards Mill, Falls of Neuse
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
donnawhite3Raleigh Blvd and Skycrest
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Steven KillionGarner Road
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
afhardy1South New Hope Road
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Timothy TresohlavyThose in high density residential areas: Oberlin Rd, Hillsborough St, Boylan Ave
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Paul MinorJones Franklin Rd, Western Blvd, and Hillsborough west of Blue Ridge Rd
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Plm0902Capital blvd, wade ave, hillsborough st
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Sonya ZellAtlantic Avenue, Glenwood Avenue, Wake Forest Rd <->Blount
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Bryan PooleHillsborough, Wilmington, Glenwood
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Daniel CulbertsonAtlantic Ave, Capital Blvd, Six Forks
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Person, Blount, Hillsborough
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Raymahl SuttonGlenwood Ave, Hillsborugh Street, Western blvd
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
fyouHillsborough, Person, Blount
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Alli Renner WaltonTrinity/Trenton Rd to connect to Umstead/Reedy Creek.

Downtown is a discontiguous mess of bike paths that are often blocked.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
joshrattDowntown in general...
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Dylan Ross HorneCapital Punishment Blvd.
Hillsborough, Outside of 440, especially near the fairgrounds
Millbrook
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Renee FosterHargett, Wilmington and all roads downtown
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kevin cogginsHillsborough, something going north out of downtown and something going south out of downtown
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Alberto LopezCreedmoor, Glenwood, Leesville, Carpenter Pond
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Zachary HendersonPerson st
Glenwood ave
Peace st
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Mike RitcheyGlenwood Ave, Creedmoor/Edwards Mill, Six Forks or Falls of Neuse
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Keegan GuizardWestern Ave, Wade Ave, Wake Forest Rd
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JgessulaMajor roads connecting different neighborhoods...Atlantic, Whitaker Mill, Glenwood
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Javier León Padilla GuzmánAlain A Borthayre
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
JslanempoAvent Ferry Between Western Boulevard and Gorman (where the existing bicycle lanes start/end); St. Mary's/Lassiter Mill; Garner Road
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Pat McLaughlinWilmington; New Bern; Glenwood South
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Gracey VaughnLAKE WHEELER - connect the Farmer's Market to downtown and prevent accidents on this bike-heavy narrow road.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Graham StonePeace Street, Blount Street, Person Street.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
rogersommerFix the bridge that crosses Crabtree creek just across Glenwood from Morehead Dr.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
rogersommerCreedmor, Edwards Mill and Glen Eden
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Harry JohnsonHillsborough St., Oberlin Rd., Peace St.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Allie JacobsPeace
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Joe BeardenLeadmine, Lynn, Creedmoore
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Cass ChisholmSix Forks Rd, Hillsborough, Creedmoor Rd.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Jamie YannayonPeace, Oberlin, Hillsborough
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
brentonsonglen eden, peace/clark, blue ridge
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idwilderpeace st., capitol blvd, wake forest rd.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
kaweardenBlue Ridge, Laurel Hills, Glen Eden
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Randolph LinhartWestern-MLK JR, Peace, Edenton
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Scott BowerGlen Eden, Glenwood, Lassiter Mill (deaths on all of them, the unofficial cross town route)
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
mollymstuartPeace Street, Atlantic Avenue, Six Forks Road
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JurassicTankOberlin, St. Mary's, Hillsborough
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
baileymbhGlenwood Avenue, Six Forks Road, Leadmine Road
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Dave TomsGlenwood, Capital Blvd, Atlantic. Greenways or lanes with full separation paralleling these would be best
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
suhoopsPeace St., St. Mary's, Peace St again
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Jasmine St. DennySix forks/ Lynn/ falls and as it continues to wake forest/ creedmoor
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
sallyedwCrossing Wade to West (connects outlying neighborhoods to downtown); Hargett (central east-west corridor downtown); Atlantic Ave north of greenway (greenway gets you there, but then what?)
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
patrickxedenton. and a North and South bound street downtown.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Ken MetzgerOberlin, wilmington, person
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Kenneth AtwaterNew Been ave, Blount/Person, Six forks
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Gregg WarrenWilmington, person, safe crossing across wade onto west st. to enter downtown
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Aimee HoltsclawHillsborough Street from NCSU to RTP for commuting,
Glenwood Ave,
Wade Ave
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
OlgaOlgaPeace Street, Oberlin, Glenwood
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
KlinhartSix forks, Atlantic, Hillsborough
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Ted Buckner1. Leadmine, way too narrow.
Then other roads around it.
2. Lynn
3. Sawmill
there are others, DOT can determine the best priorities. Focus on that whole area.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
brianroach4Hillsborough, Wilmington (or another North-South corridor like Bloodworth), and Glascock---they're already doing roadwork there-how hard would painting a few extra lines be?
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Evan O. KanePerson Street and Capital Boulevard corridor (maybe not Capital itself in places, but opening up bike access to the business districts in Capital would be good for low-income residents without access to a personal car), New Bern Ave.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
awillisivWake Forest Road/Atlantic Avenue - these are the only connectors from the rest of DTR to 5 points - I would love to ride my bike to some of the businesses in 5pts or the Crabtree Creek greenway entrance on Atlantic from DTR but riding down Atlantic from Wake Forest Rd currently requires a death wish
Peace Street from Person to Cameron Village
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Greg PateRoutes outside the belt line would help too, like a lane separate from traffic on Six Forks or Creedmoor. Also, lanes as opposed to sharrows on Oberlin and/or St Mary's.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Susan MarieLeesville and creedmoor roads. These routes would provide a ready connection to a huge amount suburban bike traffic.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Jennifer Fountain BaltzegarDuraleigh/Blue Ridge, Wade, Hillsborough
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Rich WileyWade Ave is the most dangerous and can't see lanes there .. Duraleigh, Edwards Mill/Creedmore, Glenwood, MLK part of Western, Avent Ferry, Atlantic ... Guess all the major artery roads wide enough to accept them
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Rev DivaNew Hope Road between New Bern Ave and Rock Quarry Road
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Sarah Hagerwade, wilmington, lake wheeler
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Jodi Leese GluscoMajor N/S or E/W routes like New Bern, Capital Blvd., S. Saunders
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Leo SuarezPeace Street from Person all the way to Cameron Village. (make it wide, that hill near Glenwood is a $%&*#)

St. Mary's/Lassiter Mill between Hillsborough Street and North Hills would be a great route.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
kezering@ncsu.eduAn east-west downtown connection (Hargett or Morgan); a north-south downtown connection (Person or Blount); also-Hillsborough, St. Mary's, and Peace
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
JJ LaPlanteAvent Ferry, Hillsborough, Western Blvd, and Gorman St
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Joe BurgessBlue Ridge between Hillsborough and Museum
Wilmington
Oberlin around Cameron Village
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jeboyerOberlin, Lassiter Mill, Pullen
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trungmvoEdenton Street, Hillsborough Street, Milburnie Road
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Tyson WepprichDon't worry about Wade-it will always suck for bicycles (too many hills). Oberlin, St. Marys, Atlantic between Crabtree Creek greenway and Falls of Neuse Rd.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Maria MayorgaWade, Oberlin, Glenwood
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Maria MayorgaBusy major roads inside the beltway....such as Wade
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Gary SmithSt Mary's, Hillsborough, Glenwood.
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Thomas DowBike lanes are only part of it, having bike lanes on the beltline would not be very pleasant. Being away from traffic like on greenways are the key for me.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Alex BrissetteHillsborough, St. Mary's, Edenton.
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Bob SteinbeiserWade Ave. Hillsborough St. Glenwood Ave.
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Gregory MacfarlaneHillsborough, glenwood south
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Zach Manfredihillsborough, wilmington, edenton
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
How important to you is improving bicycling conditions in Raleigh?
  • 101 89% Very important
  • 12 11% Somewhat important
  • 1 1% Not important
Tina GovanIt's critical, especially when we don't have any strong form of public transportation.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
fyouI don't have a car and rely on a bicycle for basic transportation.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Pat McLaughlinIt's the best way to get around but could be much safer and connected.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
JurassicTankThis is the most important local issue to me. Raleigh lacks any sort of subway system or non-road vehicle public transportation system. Traffic and parking congestion are only going to get worse as the city grows. Building a larger, interconnected bike system would be a cheap way to help alleviate traffic issues and would improve the health of the city. I already try to bike everywhere I possibly can, but it almost never feels that safe.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
brianroach4I feel that improving cycling is the quickest and most cost effective way to alleviate parking and car traffic congestion. Models built after the dutch and danish planned bike friendly cities show how important biking can be to economics, health and road maintenance. Also the more it improves and becomes easier for those that aren't experience bikers the more it will synergistically improve our system with ridership, participation etc.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Rich WileyI enjoying riding in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Durham, and Chapel Hill and improving safety is very important to me.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
kezering@ncsu.eduI commute to work by bike everyday. Making improvements is very important to me because I'd like to feel safer when I commute.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Maria MayorgaWill make it more accessible which will increase ridership
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Gary SmithBiking is great exercise that many people can do - young and old. Use of bicycle transportation can also decrease our use of foreign energy and fossil fuels and in turn decrease climate change.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Emily GriffithsI love cycling as it is, but improvements can always be made. It would be great to see more people cycling more often.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
How do you rate present bicycling conditions in Raleigh?
  • 94 70% Fair
  • 30 22% Poor
  • 11 8% Excellent
John SelvaggioAs part of their sentences hardened criminals should be made to ride bicycles around Raleigh !
Reply 1 Agree2 years ago
Carlito AgnerOne thing- the Greenway. So I'd say high rating. Now, on the road, not safe.
Reply 1 Agree2 years ago
Derrick DA AdamsCould follow Charlotte NC by having bikes for rent downtown.
Reply 1 Agree2 years ago
gameweldI commute by bike in central Raleigh 4-5 times a week.

Compared to Atlanta, much better... there are a lot more people on the street with bikes.

A "complete street" for Oberlin will be essential in maintaining future growth for Cameron Village, and keep a nice North/South route.

Biked to Doctors office off of Six Forks. Was essentially infeasible to cross without running across street with bike to other sidewalk.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Tina GovanWe have very few safe bike lanes that take you to destinations. The roads don't accommodate bikes and the greenways are not connected to destinations people want to go to on a daily basis.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Carol LenhardtToo few bike lanes and those that exist end abruptly with no real destination. Love greenways for recreation
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
afhardy1Each roadway need space for bicycles to drive to work. I live off of South New Hope Road.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Alli Renner WaltonGreenways are great but for commuting it's dangerous. We need wider shoulders (that are enforced to be kept clear of cars, yard waste, debris). Trenton Road is dangerous - lots of folks use that to connect to Umstead Park or the greenways on Reedy Creek.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Tom BlazejackProtedted lanes on McDowell and Dawson in the old downtown area (i.e., bounded by North, South, East and West Streets) and a planned, convenient route from downtown, through Dix park to the State Farmers Market.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Evam ?????SAs has been mentioned, there needs to be more facilities going from the north to the south. It is of course possible to take the Honeycutt Greenway all the way to Meredith College, but a protected conection between the Honeycutt Greenway and the Simm's Branch/Abbot Creek/Neuse River Greenways perhaps utilizing the existing pedestrian bridge over the North Wake Expressway, would be ideal.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Mike RitcheySHARO is the safe alternative. Key roads needed for N-S and E-W are unsafe for bicycle.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
JgessulaWe need designated bike lanes like the ones in NYC...there are islands separating the streets with cars with the bike lanes. I used to messenger in Boston and I feel less secure here than I did on those streets.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Patrick HansburyI live just 3 miles from downtown and there are zero roads in this area on which I would feel safe riding my bicycle. This in my opinion the conditions for cyclists are horrible.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
rogersommerI agree with Joe Mecca and Jurassic Tank. Excellent for Greenways. But It is tough to get to most practical destinations without confronting a major bike-unfriendly intersection.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Allie JacobsIt isn't even possible to ride through downtown on continuous bike lanes. Raleigh needs to plan for alternative transportation options if the city continues to grow.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Joe MeccaThey're good, but we need to bridge the gap between recreation and transportation. It's easy to ride 30 or 40 miles for recreation, but it's difficult to ride 5 miles to get to a destination.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
JurassicTankThe greenways are great, but the roads are terrible. We need more bike lanes and need to better maintain those we already have.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
mollymstuartLet's raise our standards. The greenways are terrific but not practical for daily transportation and running errands. We should at least have the option to complete trips under 2 miles by bike without fear, even for kids.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Anne Elizabeth Stevenson PedenDangerous
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
suhoopsNice progress in 6 years I have lived in downtown Raleihg. Greenway expanding nicely. Only a couple more critical improvemtns needed there. Bike lane/cycle tracks are really lacking making much of the city dangerous riding for all but the most experienced rider.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Bill WalkerAlways in the way of traffic
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Deborah Womack-JordanI try very hard to be aware of people riding bicycles and think Raleigh has made great progress in the 9 years I have been here. With that being said, I have a real problem with bikers not following road rules. Running red lights, not yielding, I could go on and with each of these I have seen them almost get hit by drivers obeying road rules. Let's say we could all do better! ??
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Delinda MoreheadPersonally I am more conscious of bikers when I see the bike paintings.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Doug GillotteI commuted in Tampa, now that I ride here I have to say Raleigh roads and drivers are much better.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Sasha LizstWon't ride on the roads anymore - awful
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
John Del BaroneThe worst city for bicycle riding on the roads
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Julia GessulaGreen ways rock, but I feel safer riding in NYC than I do here..IN NYC they have bike lanes with islands that divide bikers from drivers
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Clifton LeeThe green way is great roads our quite dangerous
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
James CoppI have been a long time bike commuter and acomplished racer. Been clocked more times than I care to remember from motorists coming from behind and then turning in front of me. Drivers were always sorry the didnt see me. However, dealing with their insurance companies has always been a nightmare.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Ted Bucknergood connectivity in the greenways. bike lanes are not maintained well. residents block them in the fall with piles of leaves (no enforcement) or they are full of debris (maintenance). More wide outside lanes needed.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
brianroach4For those familiar and comfortable with finding bike routes ahead of time it's ok but for the novice it is daunting. Also competing with car traffic is dangerous, slows car traffic and is not welcoming to new bikers.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Rich WileyWe are making progress for sure but bike lanes are scarce and are often too dirty to ride in without fear of flats. Greenways are magic for sure and glad they are being improved all the time.
More driver education is needed and we should look to Minn-St Paul and Portland as guides to lane markings .. Bike boxes and green boxes at intersections
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Rev DivaSome improvement can certainly be made for a better biking experience.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Jodi Leese GluscoBetter than fair, but not excellent.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Leo SuarezThe additions since 2009 are certainly welcome but I selected 'Fair' here because maintenance of lanes is poor, the network is just not well connected yet, and other vehicles are creeping or turning into lanes when they shouldn't.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
kezering@ncsu.eduExcellent Greenway system, but we need more on-road facilities-especially protected bike lanes and cycle tracks to encourage the "interested but concerned" cycling population to take more trips by bike. We need better connections between our trails and on-road facilities. We have too many gaps in our cycling infrastructure. We also need to improve intersections so they are safer for bicyclists.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
JJ LaPlanteI'd rather have an entirely separate road/lane for bikers (such as sidewalk) where it gives space between the biker and the multi-ton vehicles that fly past you. (Not to mention the apprehension of drunk drivers on the weekends)
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
trungmvoRecreational cycling facilities are fantastic; utilitarian cycling facilities could use some work. Commuting by bike between Cary and downtown Raleigh presents a few challenges (House Creek Trail on Meredith College has gates closed on both sides before sunrise; having to bike on Reedy Creek Trail through Umstead State Park).
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Tyson WepprichGreenway improvements have been amazing! Unparalleled long trip potential for exercising. More bike lanes on major streets around downtown and NCSU needed.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Maria MayorgaGreat Greenaways, do not feel safe biking on roads
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Gary SmithI would like cars not to park in bike lanes. I would like bike lanes to allow a complete trip from "Five Points" to downtown.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Jay DawkinsIt's come a long way in the last few years! Continuing to make strategic investments that make bikers feel safer will pay dividends for years to come!
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Jason MyersWe are making progress.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Which type of bicyclist are you?
  • 68 56% Enthused and Confident (Confident but prefers separation from traffic)
  • 34 28% Highly Experienced (Comfortable in ANY roadway environment)
  • 19 16% Interested but Concerned (Will not bicycle unless separated from traffic completely)
  • 0 0% No Way, No How (You won’t find me on a bicycle)
Nancy Lindquist MizeI love riding at road speeds but never feel safe on Raleigh/Wake County roads unless I'm on a supported group ride, and even then it's nerve wracking.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
fyouPrefer street riding but I like a bike lane and, even better, a protected lane
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
baileymbhWe need greenway access to downtown from multiple directions (Particulary from the north), not just the Western Blvd greenway through Boylan.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Dave TomsThe belt line is a major barrier to getting downtown. There are few places to cross and you may be forced miles out of your way to access one. There should be a safe bike route paralleling all arteries in & out of downtown.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
patrickxthis question forces the idea that I can't be highly experienced yet also prefer separation from traffic. This produces answers that are not accurate. I am comfortable in any roadway environment and confident in my ability AND I still prefer separation from traffic.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
AlexNo Yo Face lane. Bike Lane
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AlexI'd really like to see some separation for safety in the yo face lanes. To many cyclists are getting hit now
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
KlinhartI use the existing greenways plus sidewalks for commuting and errands, but won't ride on streets like Six Forks
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
brianroach4I bike to work and use public transit almost everyday and bike for fun a few nights a week-having more dedicated bike racks that are better lit/looked after/safer would be a huge improvement at public transit stops
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Jennifer Fountain BaltzegarI know you're not supposed to, but I ride on the sidewalk to avoid the 5-lane traffic on Duraleigh Rd.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Rev DivaTraffic makes me nervous, the Greenways are most convienent although I would love if I could enter the Greenway from my neighborhood especially considering I can see it from my back porch and walking through a neighbors backyard to access the trail is not an option.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Gary SmithI bike the Greenways for exercise most days, but riding with traffic makes me very nervous.
Reply 0 Agree2 years ago
Emily GriffithsWe are a household with three bicycles, a bike trailer, and no car. We cycle or take the bus everywhere.
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Which type of bicyclist should the City be planning for?
  • 70 60% Enthused and Confident (Confident but prefers separation from traffic)
  • 43 37% Interested but Concerned (Will not bicycle unless separated from traffic completely)
  • 2 2% Highly Experienced (Comfortable in ANY roadway environment)
  • 1 1% No Way, No How (You won’t find me on a bicycle)
Nancy Lindquist MizeAll of the above. Commuting and doing errands by bicycle should be the goal, not just making it less dangerous for brave souls to exercise.
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Timothy TresohlavyAll of the above?
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Allie JacobsUsers of a bike share program tend to be less experienced than bike owners / regular bikes. Making the biking experience best for casual bikers and visitors will also greatly benefit commuters.
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JurassicTankThe city should be planning for as many bicyclist types as possible. Building separate bike lanes and making the experience safer will benefit everyone. Sharrows seem to do very little if anything and will only make Raleigh bike friendly on paper.
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mollymstuartWe all have to start somewhere. Planning for the Interested but Concerned gives us all a safe haven. And there is no reason cycling should be inherently dangerous.
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Dave TomsNeed to get as many bike on the road as possible. More users leads to more facilities.
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sallyedwMotorist awareness, education and enforcement is imperative to improving cycling as a transit option in our region.
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patrickxthis question forces the idea that people can't be highly experienced AND comfortable in any situation AND prefer to be separated from traffic. This produces answers that are not accurate. We should plan for separate(d) bikes lanes and anything that promotes the most bicycle use.
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Ted BucknerFocus on those who might use cycling for commute, errands, and learning to get about town more.
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brianroach4The amount of sharrows feels kind of like a cop out/cars generally don't know how to pass bikes and giving them a painted bike lane to stay out of is much safer-Also We have such wide streets and fairly large front yards in most of Raleigh I would love to see protected bike lanes
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Rich WileyNeed to improve motorist education on a state level for the experienced though
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Tyson WepprichConcerned or exercise-only cyclists can use great greenway system. Commuters and would-be commuters need bike lanes (sharrows really don't do anything).
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Maria MayorgaWill help everyone
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Gary SmithWe should what we can to encourage more biking.
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What do you think is the key factor that discourages bicycling in Raleigh?
  • 55 49% Vehicle traffic
  • 42 38% Lack of bicycle lanes and greenways
  • 4 4% Lack of time/interest
  • 4 4% Lack of nearby destinations
  • 3 3% Other
  • 3 3% Lack of information about where bicycle lanes and greenways are located
  • 1 1% Lack of amenities (bike racks, etc)
  • 0 0% Personal safety concerns (other than traffic)
gameweldNeed to establish "complete routes". I have to invent very complicated routes to go to common destinations to avoid problem areas in roads.
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Tina GovanMake safe bike lines and people will use them without doubt. Just do it.
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Nancy Lindquist MizeI have been in too many close calls on city and county roads to feel safe-- cars are in a hurry, drivers expect cyclists to remain to the right of the fog line on roads with no significant lane to the right of the fog line! Let alone drivers who are texting or playing on their phones....
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Tom BlazejackHills
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Dylan Ross HorneNASCAR Country.
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Mike RitcheyCell phone and texting compound the problem, along with oversized SUVs and Commercial Vehicles on undersized roads.
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Davy Barnabas NemetzSprawl. More Route options connecting north Raleigh and Cary to dt Raleigh would really promote bike transportation.
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Joe MeccaI think we have a great greenway system, but the traffic on the streets between greenways (and designated lanes) and the destinations is often a major hurdle to making regular use of them as a transportation system
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JurassicTankLack of bicycle lanes and vehicle traffic are easily the top factors discouraging bicycling in Raleigh and are essentially one issue. If there were more separate bicycle lanes, cyclists wouldn't feel as threatened by vehicle traffic and it would not be as much of a concern. With Raleigh's growth rate and population level I don't think vehicle traffic will realistically start significantly decreasing so the best way to encourage biking would be to make more bicycle lanes.
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Dave TomsTicket the Jimmy John's and other riders who break every traffic rule. This isn't Quicksilver. They make drivers and peds hate us all even though they look super hip with their pretty bikes, skinny jeans & rockstar hair. Stay fashionable! Premium Rush was a stupid movie.
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suhoopsGreenway system has grown nicely and is very nice, other than limited connection to downtown raleigh. Bike lanes however seem very limited. I understand the concept of the sharrow, but don't feel like they offer much real benefit.
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brianroach4Vehicle traffic is annoying to deal with on a bike but does not matter as much when there are very safe and dedicated bike specific lanes.
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Evan O. KaneI love in a very bike able neighborhood and watch many of my neighbors drive for 1/2 to 1 mile trips within the neighborhood.Part of that is decades of being conditioned to think of their cars first.
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Jeff SovichDevelopment pattern outside of urban core, that does not support bicycling,
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Rich WileyGreenway amenities would be second. In Germany bike paths would pass points of interest and restaurants and Biergartens and cafes. A greenway in Greenville, SC had small buildings rented by church and civic groups selling drinks and snacks
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Leo SuarezConvenience is king! Raleigh makes parking and driving for cars so easy everywhere that when compared to riding a bicycle, the car wins out in a lot of situations.

I'm not saying let's make driving worse but instead let's level the playing field, bring balance to our transportation network so bicycles can move and park (bike parking is important too) very conveniently. Bike paths that lead right up to a shop front door, not the edge of the development. Bike parking with a cover against rain or even inside a large store. Bicycle priority lighting at intersections. There are lots of ideas out there.
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kezering@ncsu.eduLack of connected bicycle lanes. Vehicle traffic wouldn't be as much of an issue, if there were adequate bicycle facilities.
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Tyson WepprichI hardly ever took Hillsborough St before the bike lanes. They've made a big difference even though vehicle traffic still heavy.
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Alex BrissetteI wasn't able to choose three, so: lack of bike lanes, vehicle traffic, lack of time. Some of these are interrelated anyway; ie, vehicle traffic is a safety concern when there is a lack of bike lanes.
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byrdmartin1automatically says lack of time/interests; lack of destinations. these are not my choices
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