Five Points Glenwood Avenue

Five Points Streetscape and Safety Study

Improving transportation, safety, and traffic in Five Points

The project team has gathered public feedback on each of the Five Points intersection concepts and is working to refine and narrow down the list of alternatives. The draft alternatives will be analyzed for multimodal safety and operations and then presented at the next public meeting, which will be held in Spring 2023.

Project Details

 
Type:
Transportation Improvements
Project Lead:
Jason Myers
Contractors:
Kittelson & Associates

Contact

 

Jason Myers

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

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Strategy

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.

We now have the first of 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.
    • Review existing conditions analysis.
    • How does each intersection concept address your needs?
  • Touchpoint #2: Winter 2023 – Concept evaluation, streetscape concepts, and greenway concepts.
    • Review intersection concept evaluation.
    • How does each concept streetscape and greenway concept address your needs?
  • Touchpoint #3: Spring 2023 - Recommendations
    • Do the recommended concepts address your needs adequately?

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Phase Contacts

 

Jason Myers

Lead Department:
Transportation

Five Points Public Open House

Schedule

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

History

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.

Take the Five Points Streetscape & Safety Study Public Open House Survey!

The survey closed on October 31.
The project team has gathered public feedback on each of the Five Points intersection concepts and is working to refine and narrow down the list of alternatives. The draft alternatives will be analyzed for multimodal safety and operations and then presented at the next public meeting, which will be held in Spring 2023.

Five Points Open House - Touchpoint #1

This video provides a summary of the existing conditions findings and the status of the study. A draft of the entire existing conditions report is posted on the project page.