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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 Phase 1 was installed on Harrington Street between Davie and Morgan from April 5th through the 7th. Future phases will better link 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 3 blocks in length, but has the potential of extending the entire corridor.  After analyzing the data from the pilot weekend we will continue looking at implementing more phases along this corridor. 

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.


Those who donate to the project will be recognized in their contribution to enhancing the community and making Raleigh a better place to go by bike.  We are offering 3 sponsorship levels for the CycleTrack project.

All donations are tax deductible.  

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$50 - Trusty Unicycle  

Every bit counts!  Your name on the website.

$500 - Community Cruiser

Your logo/name on the website and outreach/promotion materials.

$2,000 - Titanium Tourer Block Sponsor

Sponsor a block! Your logo/name on the website and highlighted as title sponsor for an individual block of the project.

CycleTrack Donation goal

Latest updates!
  • April 2019 - The pop-up weekend started with a rainy install, but continued with warm, sunny days throughout the weekend. Many people, including families, tested out the cycletrack on bikes, scooters and Citrix Cycles. We collected an estimated 200+ paper surveys in two days. Families and their kids enjoyed sidewalk chalk art, bubble wands and decorating their bikes. The feedback received from participants was extremely positive, we couldn't be happier with how the pop-up went! City of Raleigh staff will analyze the survey data and recordings from traffic analysis cameras. Results will be published as soon as they are made available. Stay tuned, Raleigh! 
  • March 2019 - Pop-up weekend set for 4/5 - 4/7: Day of planning, material requirements & acquisition, coordinating with partners, and volunteer sourcing has started
  • February 2019 - Phase 1 approach set to cover 3 blocks from Davie to Morgan, to be installed as a temporary weekend pop up to introduce CycleTracks to the community, gather feedback, and identify issues/pinch points that will need to be considered for future installations
  • January 2019 - The idea of a phased installation approach was proposed
  • December 2018  - Discussions between O&S and CoR to realign time tables and plans
  • November 2018 - DOT determined width restriction and intersection design on West St posed problems with the project, DOT proposed Harrington St as an alternative. O&S collected donor feedback regarding moving the CycleTrack. Donors supported this transition

Our Amazing Supporters!

54 Trusty Unicycles

7 Community Cruisers

3 Titanium Tourers

Kurt Arehart

Thomas Blazejack

James Bledsoe

Kenneth Bowers

Alex Brissette

Raechel Brooks

Lydia Buehrer

Jeff Butterworth

Beth Carmichael

Jennifer Champion

Louis Cherry

Laurent de Comarmond

Joan Ellen Deck

Todd Delk

Denise Doucette

John Erhart

Ben Gellman

Tory Gibler

Chris & Susan Haisty

Bo Hemphill

Sherri Henderson

Elizabeth Hester

Sig Hutchinson

Thomas Huzij

John Durkee

The Other Woman, Inc.

James Demby

Allie Jacobs

John Jernigan

Michael Kelly

Sarwat Khattak

Kyle Kloster

Suzanne Levinson

Chris Martens

Nathan McGaha

Joyce Munro

Van Murray

Rebecca Proudfoot

Gregg Sandreuter

Steve and Trish Sheldon

John Skarbek

Andrew Sleeth

Cody Stokes

Cliff Swanson

Josh Swindell

Pierre Tong

Greg Towner

Jon Weisz

Amy and Tom Wentley

Jon Williams

Nate Zellmer

Mark Ayers

Margaret Clement

Ryan Cooper

Oak City Cycling Project

New Belgium Brewing Company

Fred Hutchison

Paul Nevill

Mark Olsen - Carolina Tarwheels

Michael and Molly Stuart

Erik Troan


Banner Real Estate Group

Johnson Ohana Foundation

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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