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Raleigh City Council OKs plan for more bike lanes

MAY 18, 2016

City leaders hope adding new bike lanes that are separated from traffic will encourage people who have safety concerns about bicycling through Raleigh to get out and ride.

The Raleigh City Council on Tuesday adopted an updated BikeRaleigh Plan that expands the city’s commitment to making two-wheeled transportation more accessible. Officials will host a public forum about the plan May 25 at the City of Raleigh Museum.

The plan sets a five-year goal to build 30 miles of well-marked bike lanes on low-traffic neighborhood streets and 10 miles of lanes separated from traffic by barriers such as concrete curbs or planters. It also aims to educate residents on how to safely navigate the city’s biking network.

“It is necessary for a lot of people to consider biking,” said Jason Myers, a transportation planner for Raleigh.


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