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Tell us what you think Where are Raleigh’s Shared Streets? How were the pilot Share Streets selected? How do we get a Shared Street in our Neighborhood? Shared Streets FAQ

Raleigh’s Shared Streets program is a new social distancing initiative designed to help people find safe, healthy ways to enjoy outdoor activities. 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. Residents are still encouraged to practice social distancing of at least 6 feet.

Shared Streets are along sections of neighborhood residential streets, and will be temporarily signed as “Road Closed – Local Traffic Only”. These “soft” street closures are designed to divert through traffic and slow down overall speeds, creating a safer environment for people to walk, run, bike, etc. Access points to Shared Streets will be marked blue Shared Streets signs reminding users to observe social distancing of at least 6 feet. Local traffic, emergency vehicles, deliveries, and regular services such as Solid Waste Service collections will still have access to these streets. Driveway access and on-street parking along Shared Streets will not be impacted.

Tell us what you think

Shared Streets is a pilot program for the City of Raleigh, and we would love your feedback! Please reach out with your questions, suggestions, comments, or concerns by sending us an email at sharedstreets@raleighnc.gov.

Where are Raleigh’s Shared Streets?

The initial four-month pilot phase of Shared Streets includes five streets geographically dispersed throughout the City. Based on community feedback and user data, these streets could change and/or new streets may be added in the future.

Here are the City of Raleigh’s first planned Shared Streets:

How were the pilot Share Streets selected?

The five Shared Streets are neighborhood residential streets designated as neighborhood bikeways in the City of Raleigh’s bike plan. They have generally lower-traffic volumes and lower posted speeds (25 or 30 Miles per Hour) and serve as key connections to existing greenways or nearby parks. They lack existing sidewalks and are maintained by the City of Raleigh.
 

How do we get a Shared Street in our Neighborhood?

Shared Streets is a four-month pilot program initially being tested on five Raleigh residential streets. User feedback and community experience will help determine what the future of Shared Streets might look like for our city. We would love your feedback! Please reach out with your questions,
suggestions, comments, or concerns by sending us an email at sharedstreets@raleighnc.gov.

Shared Streets FAQ

Who shares the street? Bikes? Walkers? School buses? Cars?

This could include pedestrians, bikers, runners, residents walking pets, local motorists, school buses that are picking/dropping off children, waste services collections, special delivery services, etc.  

Are people supposed to be able to walk in the middle of the road?  

The program is intended to allow pedestrians use of the street where the sidewalk might be unavailable or social distancing cannot be maintained. 

My street was not selected for the pilot.

Based on resident feedback, the City is considering other neighborhoods for future Shared Streets.  Please email sharedstreets@raleighnc.gov to nominate your neighborhood.

How is traffic control managed?

Barricades and signage are strategically placed along the street as friendly reminders for everyone to remain observant and cautious.

 

 

Contact

 

Transportation 
919-996-3030

Email: Shared Streets

Lead Department:
Transportation