More mobility options for escaping traffic congestion

Our city needs to address growing traffic congestion by implementing the Wake Transit Plan and by enhancing our streetscapes to be more friendly to pedestrians and people on bikes.

From an NC DoT camera looking at Westbound 540 near Six Forks Rd.

Traffic congestion is stealing our quality of life by robbing us of time at home with our families.

This data speaks to the heart of our challenge: we have a growing population in Wake County and each of us is driving more than we did in the past. Driving helps us go where we want, do the things we want to do, and live where we want to live. This trend will make all of that more difficult.

Efficient and Effective Implementation of the Wake Transit Plan

Enhancing our Streetscapes

Goal: Slow down traffic inside neighborhoods and capture stormwater runoff

Goal: More sidewalks and better street crossings for pedestrian safety and connectivity.

Goal: Fully networking our on-street bike facilities and integrating the greenway system as a transit option

An example of how a downtown bike network could work, taken from the proposed Downtown Transit Plan. The Raleigh Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Council (BPAC) is still working to make sure that this proposal will make a positive impact in people’s lives.

Conclusion

Candidate for Raleigh City Council District A, running to keep Raleigh moving forward