Category Archives: #BikeRaleigh

Will Raleigh get protected bike lanes?

This week, Raleigh submitted an application for the Green Lane Project 2.0.  Launched in 2012, the project has worked with six U.S. cities to build what is expected to be over 200 miles of protected bike lanes by early 2014.   In the next phase, the project coordinated by PeopleForBikes, will work with six new cities on building protected bike lanes. Recognizing the need for good examples of bike infrastructure in order to create a backbone bicycling network in Raleigh, Oaks and Spokes was eager to write a letter of support for the project.  Will we get protected bike lanes in 2014?

Oaks and Spokes Letter of Support - Green Lane Project
Oaks and Spokes Letter of Support – Green Lane Project

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Once Upon a Time in Raleigh…

Hey!  Do you have a minute?  There's a little story we want to tell.
Hey! Do you have a minute? There’s a story I want to tell you about a city in the South.  It shouldn’t take too long.
The place is Raleigh, North Carolina.  The time is right now.
The setting is Raleigh, North Carolina. You might have heard of it.  We make a lot of lists for the “Top ten city for” this or “One of the best places” to do that.

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Raleigh wants to know: where do you park?

bike rack raleigh

The City of Raleigh has begun a bike rack initiative and wants to know where cyclists want bike parking. This is a great opporunity to provide input on where these racks are installed. City riding has exploded recently and there are areas we all recognize as prime candidates for increased bike parking. Help encourage trips by bicycle by recommending racks at destinations you frequent.

How do I submit my ideas? It’s easy! Just follow these easy steps:

  1. Go to SeeClickFix 
  2. Select “Report an Issue” and enter your preferred location for a new rack
  3. In the Category drop down menu, select “Pick a Bike Rack Location!”
  4. If a request has already been made at this location, hit the “like” button

On the red carpet: The 2013 Golden Modes

We just got back from Go Triangle’s 2013 Golden Modes, an annual Triangle-area commuter award and recognition event. This year it was held in the beautifully re-purposed downtown Cary Arts Center. There were many multi-modal users and organizations being recognized for encouraging others to try alternative commute modes and efforts to make the Triangle a better place.  Continue reading On the red carpet: The 2013 Golden Modes

Vote with your Butt on November 5

Have you been upset about cars parked in the bike lanes?
Have you been concerned about cars opening their door into you?
Are you concerned about motorists passing safely?

Attend the City Council meeting on Tuesday November 5 at 7PM to show your support for changes in Raleigh’s City Code to address these issues.

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