Transit/Transportation


Pic of the Week

Raleigh Amtrak Station, October 2017 Happy New Year all! Shown above is a photo of the Raleigh Amtrak Station in October 2017. I show this because the Triangle Business Journal had an article stating that once our new train station, Raleigh Union Station, opens this year the former station will be demolished. Perhaps the archivists, […]


Latest Update on Raleigh Bikeshare Plans for May 2018 Launch

If you can’t see the embedded video, click here. I’m catching up on my city council updates. During the November 21, 2017 meeting, the city’s Transportation Planning Manager, Eric Lamb, gave us an update on the planned Raleigh Bikeshare and asked the council to approve moving forward with signing a contract with the preferred vendor, […]


2017 Transportation Bond Includes Downtown Projects

Map of projects as part of 2017 bond proposal. Click for larger. There’s an election coming up and on the ballot for Raleigh residents will be a transportation bond which will include money for upcoming projects around the city and in the downtown area. Early voting has already started but you’ll get your chance to […]


Limebike Bikeshare Spotted Around Downtown Raleigh

With so much attention going to the city’s bikeshare system, planned to launch in Spring 2018, this was somewhat of a surprise for me. NC State helped launch a private installation of Limebike a few weeks ago and recently, the citrus-colored bicycles have been spotted around downtown Raleigh. I couldn’t help myself, I just had […]


Pic of the Week

It may not be officially complete as of today but as far as we’re concerned the two-way conversion of South and Lenoir Street is now finished. I say that because the streets are now running as two-way streets compared to their former one-way. The new bike lanes are in and landscaping is done. According to […]


Raleigh’s Parking Requirements

The video below was posted this summer from Vox. They explore a topic of mine that’s one of my favorites; parking requirements set by cities. If you can’t see the embedded video, click here. One part of the video shows the various parking rules based on the type of development such as number of spots […]


First Uptick in Bus Service after Sales Tax Increase

I’m posting this here purely for posterity. If you didn’t see it recently, bus service is starting to expand, including changes on the weekends. This comes as a direct result from the one-half cent sales tax increase that was voted on in the Fall of 2016. Go GoRaleigh! Starting Aug. 6, GoRaleigh will: Increase Sunday […]


Oaks and Spokes Trying to Bring Community Funded Cycle Track to West Street

I stumbled on this Oaks and Spokes project recently and just had to share it. They want to lay down a temporary cycle track along West Street as part of a “6 month pilot to showcase a new type of bikeway and get feedback.” The project is taking donations from the public and there is […]


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