Bicycle and Pedestrian
Triangle Bikeway Study
The Triangle Bikeway Study planning effort resulted in design and construction recommendations for a future 17-mile bicycle path linking Raleigh, Research Trinagle Park (RTP), Durham and Chapel Hill along I-40 and NC 54. The bikeway will connect Triangle communities making both short and long bike trips for work, play and daily errands possible. Ideas from residents, other community members, and key stakeholders helped shape the plan. Agencies across the region worke together in the planning process, which took approximately 18 months.
Final Report - Triangle Bikeway Study
For additional information, please email Kenneth Withrow, Senior Transportation Planning and Project Manager.
Trail & Sidewalk Counters in the Triangle Region - 2020 Data Available
The Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) currently manages the North Carolina Non-Motorized Volume Data Program (NC NMVDP) on behalf of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). The purpose of the program is to establish a robust data collection framework to reliably calculate sidewalk, shared use path, bike lane, and shared lane volumes through the installation of permanent bicycle and pedestrian counters that continuously collect count data on representative facilities in North Carolina. The NMVDP has expanded to include additional permanent counters installed by the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department. Counters are located across the state, and the Triangle region in particular, including counters in Apex, Cary, Raleigh, and Wake Forest.
Data are now available for the 2020 NC NMVDP Annual Dataset covering the period from December 2019 to November 2020. As with previous annual datasets, ITRE is reporting these data through Eco-Visio 5 using its dashboard system.
Safe Routes to Schools
Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) programs are sustained efforts by parents, teachers, community leaders, and local, state, and federal governments to enable and encourage children to safely walk or bicycle to school. SRTS program organizers examine conditions around schools and conduct projects and activities that aim to improve safety and reduce traffic and air pollution in the vicinity of schools. Where conditions are safe for walking and bicycling, program organizers encourage these activities through events, contests and other strategies. CAMPO is serving as a partner with regional agencies; along with local, state, and federal governments to provide support in this effort.
SRTS - Road Safety Audit
As of August 26, 2021, CAMPO staff in cooperation with NCDOT staff and the Wake County Safe Routes to School coordinator have selected Vandora Springs Road Elementary School as the state’s first pilot project for a school Road Safety Audit. Vandora Springs Road Elementary School is located in the Town of Garner and operates on a traditional calendar. The main challenges are that there is a lack of sidewalk infrastructure in the area around the school and there is not a marked pedestrian crossing to allow students to safely get across Vandora Springs Rd. With that lack of pedestrian crossing infrastructure in particular, the Town does not allow crossing guards that would enhance pedestrian safety to and from school. Staff from CAMPO, NCDOT, Wake County Health and Human Services, Wake County Public Schools, and the Town of Garner participated in the Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian “Train the Trainer” workshop on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 in preparation for the upcoming RSA. The Road Safety Audit for Vandora Springs Elementary School occurred on Friday, November 5, 2021. The audit report for Vandora Springs Elementary School was completed in 2022.
SRTS Subcommittee Meeting - Next meeting - March 17, 2023.
NCDOT and Other Partner Resources:
- Complete Streets Policy Updates - NCDOT & CAMPO 2019
- FHWA Bicycle & Pedestrian Project Development Guidance 2019
- Raleigh Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission
- Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Strategies in N.C.: Statewide Input and Priorities 2011
- NCDOT on Bike Lanes
- NCDOT on Grade Separated Crossings
- NCDOT on Multi-Use Paths
- NCDOT on Signed Bike Routes
- NCDOT on Wide Outside Lanes
- NCDOT on Wide Paved Shoulders
- Wide Outside Through Lanes: Effective Design of Integrated Passing Facilities