Sprucing Up Capital Boulevard

Capital Boulevard is a very important artery to downtown Raleigh. The way I see it, the corridor can either grow in two directions; for cars or for people. Building it for cars means more lanes and more of the suburban style growth that you see north of I-440. The other is to build a truly mixed use corridor with mass transit and walkable, livable communities. The city is holding a public workshop to talk about the future of this area. The city writes:

The City of Raleigh will hold a public workshop on the Capital Boulevard Corridor Study on Thursday, June 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the new vehicle showroom at the Bobby Murray Chevrolet dealership located at 1820 Capital Blvd. Registration and check-in begins at 6 p.m. and light refreshments will be served.

I encourage anyone who is interested to attend and show support for smart growth along Capital Boulevard.

2 Comments

  1. LOL!

    The event is held inside of a car dealership, I wonder if they’ll choose “for cars or for people”

  2. I was talking to my friends about this subject 2 months ago. I mentioned how the city should make that section of capital blvd at gateway to downtown. Raleigh has so much potential, but not the right planner to tap into it. Look at other cities with similar size and you will see that Raleigh is lacking a lot of things.

    If Raleigh keeps heading in the direction in which it’s going, then I think Cary will start to make a move to becoming the main attraction in the triangle. Talk is cheap. I’d rather have someone who “walks the walk”, instead of someone who just “talks the talk”. Mix-use and pedestrian friendly is the best scenario for the portion.

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