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.