Five Points Glenwood Avenue

Five Points Streetscape and Safety Study

Improving transportation, safety, and traffic in Five Points

The City of Raleigh is conducting a study to determine how to improve the safety, walkability, and connectivity of the Five Points neighborhood.

What's new with the Five Points Streetscape project?

  • City staff and the consultant team held an interdepartmental and interagency coordination meeting in late August.
  • There is a more detailed analysis of crashes, vehicle travel conditions, curbside parking, as well as pedestrian and cycling conditions.
  • The team conducted short interviews with small groups of stakeholders with shared interests (e.g., businesses, faith-based institutions, schools, neighborhood stakeholders, commercial property owners) on August 31 and will be attending the Five Points CAC meeting on September 12 at 7 p.m.. The input will help inform future intersection concept alternatives. 

Save the Date! Public Open House

A public open house will be held on October 6, from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.. Drop in for an overview of the project to date, to view and comment on a range of intersection concepts, and to share your priorities.  

Five Points Streetscape & Safety Study Public Open House
Thursday, October 6
Five Points Center for Active Adults
2000 Noble Road, Raleigh
4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Ride to meeting for FREE!

  • You can take GoRaleigh #2 Route
  • Buses run every 30 minutes from Glenwood to the Five Points Center until 7 p.m.
  • Buses run from the venue to Glenwood until 8 p.m.

Visit for maps and schedules!

Project Details

Transportation Improvements
Project Lead:
Jason Myers
Kittelson & Associates



Jason Myers

Lead Department:
Participating Department:
Planning and DevelopmentEngineering Services
Service Unit:
Transportation Planning




Next Steps


As part of our effort to engage the community, the project team will be attending community meetings over the next few months. On Monday, July 11, the project team presented an overview of the study process at the Five Points CAC meeting.

In addition, we are actively reaching out to additional groups with a shared focus (e.g., businesses, faith-based institutions, transit riders, schools, families, recreational bicyclists) to provide project input.

Following these initial interactions, we will have three Touchpoints to convey project information and request feedback from the public. These Touchpoints will include pop-up events and a public meeting. The Touchpoints will address the following topics:

  • Touchpoint #1: October 2022 – Existing conditions and intersection concepts
    • Describe your experience traveling to and through Five Points
  • Touchpoint #2: Winter 2023 – Concept evaluation, streetscape concepts, and greenway concepts
    • How does each concept address your needs?
  • Touchpoint #3: Spring 2023 - Recommendations
    • Do the recommended concepts address your needs adequately?

How can you stay up to date on the project?

Stay informed by regularly viewing this page for upcoming events or updated project information.

You can also subscribe to “Transportation News and Events” to receive email updates related to the project. Visit and search: My Raleigh Subscriptions.

Phase Contacts


Jason Myers

Lead Department:


Meeting Schedule
Touchpoint #1 October 2022
Touchpoint #2 Winter 2023
Touchpoint #3 Spring 2023


From Downtown Raleigh to St. Mary’s Street, Glenwood Avenue is surrounded by urban fabric developed before World War II, when the area was served by a streetcar line. The street is “complete” in that it has sidewalks and curb and gutter. However, there are still many challenges and opportunities for improvement in this section, especially for enhancing pedestrian crossings and transit access. At the Five Points intersection, the unique geometry combined with the volumes of turning vehicles both creates challenges. Both north and south of Five Points, the distance between traffic signals and other dedicated pedestrian crossings is also an issue.

The Wake Transit Plan designated Glenwood Avenue as a recommended frequent transit corridor. An additional opportunity for improvement is enhancing the connection to the nearby Crabtree Creek Greenway Trail. After construction of the programmed Oxford Road sidewalk project, there will be a gap in the sidewalk system approximately 0.4 miles long along the shortest path between the greenway and Five Points.

In recent years, there have been several high-profile traffic crashes, often involving excessive speed. These have occurred at a time when many more people wish to walk, bike, and use transit for transportation and during a time of business growth in Five Points. City Council requested and approved this project to address these concerns.

The purpose of the project is to develop strategies and projects to improve transportation outcomes, particularly safety and access around the Five Points intersection. The project is expected to take approximately 12 months.

Cty staff met with community residents and business owners on April 19, 2022 to provide an overview of what the intersection and streetscape study will address and to solicit feedback from the public. About 200 people attended. In addition, 275 people responded to the spring survey and provided 513 comments.

Five Points Streetscape and Safety Study Survey Results

As part of Five Points engagement, the City put out a community survey for the kickoff meeting and received more than 800 responses. Thank you to all of those who participated. View the survey results