Monday, March 25, 2013

Input Needed On Proposed NC DOT Bike Routes

The state Department of Transportation is updating its statewide bike route system, which dates back to the 1970s (the old routes are pictured above). The changes are needed in some areas where growth and sprawl have transformed what were once largely rural roads. The routes have already gone through one round of input. I'm delighted to see that the proposal has incorporated many of my suggestions for alternative routes east of Raleigh. 

Raleigh folks who are familiar with roads running east please have a look. I've used Poole Road to get out of town but that's less than desirable at rush hour times. Is Garner Road or Rock Quarry Road a better option? Please weigh in with your opinions. I also note that the stretch along New Bern Avenue will need to add a parallel road since New Bern is one way.

The note from the planners and the link to the proposed routes are below:

Hi All,
Thank you for the insight thus far regarding North Carolina's state bike route system update.  
Your feedback has been essential in compiling alternative routing ideas and additions to the current system.  This link - will show proposed alternatives and additions in conjunction with the current route system.  In some places, several potential alternatives have been identified.  Again, we would love to hear your thoughts now that these ideas have been compiled onto one map as you will see in the link.  Vote for an addition or alternative that you like; mark a section of a proposed addition or alternative that is unsuitable; suggest other ideas.
Also, feel free to contact me anytime, directly via email/phone if you would prefer.  We look forward to hearing from you.  Thank you! - Steve
Stephen Bzomowski Planning Intern, 
5850 Fayetteville Road, Suite 211 Durham, NC 27713
ph: 919-484-8448

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