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Raleigh's Community Funded CycleTrack

What is a CycleTrack?

What is it?  A CycleTrack is a two-way protected bi-directional bicycle lane.  A physical barrier separates the bicyclists from traffic while a centerline divides the track into two lanes for bicyclists, going opposite directions.

Who benefits from a CycleTrack?

  • Bicyclists and families who don't feel safe riding in traffic
  • Drivers who will have less negotiation to do around bicyclists, and fewer cars on the road
  • Local businesses, with a convenient connection from downtown to warehouse district
  • Pedestrians, who will have increased buffer from car traffic
  • Individuals who are encouraged to increase their physical activity and health through bicycling

How will the pilot project work?

Oaks and Spokes, the BikeRaleigh Program and Raleigh's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission are teaming up with a unique partnership to deliver a Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper (LQC) Project.  LQC is a way to perform small scale actions using short-term, low-cost materials to activate and change a neighborhood. It utilizes an open and iterative development process to use creative social interaction, pilot an idea, and get feedback before making permanent change.

Key details of the project:

  • Uses community volunteers for planning, set up, and maintenance
  • 6 month pilot to showcase a new type of bikeway and get feedback
  • Two-way bike lane protected by a physical space
  • Connect Glenwood South to the Warehouse District via Harrington Street

Where is the project located?

The pilot project is proposed on Harrington Street, linking Glenwood South to the Warehouse District in downtown Raleigh. The actual location of the project may vary based on construction projects or other constraints in the downtown but is anticipated to be 4-5 blocks in length, but has the potential of extending the entire corridor.  We are currently expecting to launch the project in Spring 2019.

How will funds be used?

Oaks and Spokes has decided to raise at least $20,000 for the project. Your donation will go toward purchase of materials for the project such as delineation posts, contractor grade paint, planters, traffic tape, adhesives, reflective tape, plants, trees, grasses, bushes, and tools.  

After the project needs are met, additional contributions will go toward Oaks and Spokes programming.

OUR VISION: Bicycling in Raleigh will be a safe, convenient and comfortable option for people of all ages and abilities.


Oaks and Spokes

PO Box 28726

Raleigh, NC 28726

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Oaks and Spokes fosters the community of people who ride bikes in Raleigh.  

We are a registered 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit.

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