The City of Raleigh is pleased to announce Shared Streets, a new social distancing initiative designed to help people find safe, healthy ways to enjoy outdoor activities. Presented today to the Raleigh City Council, the program will use “soft” street closures on designated neighborhood residential streets to provide communities with places to walk, run, ride bikes, or even walk the dog during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The initial pilot of Shared Streets includes the following streets:
- Fiesta Way from Falls of Neuse Road to Harps Mill Road;
- Mourning Dove Road from Six Forks Road to the end of Mourning Dove Road;
- Pineview Drive from Kaplan Drive to Avent Ferry Road;
- Rose Lane from Poole Road to the Walnut Creek Greenway access point; and
- Winthrop Drive from Rembert Drive to Millbrook Road.
These neighborhood residential streets were selected based on safety consideration and their connections to bicycle and pedestrian improvement efforts. The streets are identified as neighborhood bikeways in the City’s bike plan and
- have relatively low traffic volumes;
- have lower posted speeds -- 25 or 30 mph;
- serve as key connectors to existing greenways, nearby parks, or commercial areas;
- are at least half-mile in length;
- are maintained by the City of Raleigh; and,
- are not GoRaleigh bus routes.
The City welcomes feedback from the community. Questions, suggestions, comments, or concerns about Shared Streets can be shared by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit our dedicated Shared Streets page.