Input Requested by May 14
If you’re interested in traveling to more destinations in the Triangle region by bike, now is the time to give your input on the Triangle Bikeway Study.
The Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO) is seeking public input on the current draft of the Triangle Bikeway Study, which draws upon previous planning efforts and community guidance to identify a multimodal corridor connecting Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville, Research Triangle Park (RTP), Durham, and Chapel Hill.
With approximately 186,000 jobs and 61,000 households in the study area, the Triangle Bikeway will provide a direct and accessible route separated from traffic as well as safe connections to local and regional bus routes to meet growing demands for multimodal travel choices as the region continues to rapidly develop. Once constructed, the bikeway will connect Triangle communities making both short and long bike trips possible for work, play, and daily errands.
The Triangle Bikeway Study contains design and construction recommendations between Raleigh and RTP, and a corridor assessment for the connection west to Durham and Chapel Hill. Ideas from residents, community members, and key stakeholders helped shape the current draft of the plan, and agencies across the region worked together in the planning process, which took approximately 18 months.
Spanning over 20 miles and seven jurisdictions, the Triangle Bikeway will be implemented in phases over several years, similar to the way that projects such as the American Tobacco Trail have been implemented. Designing, funding, and constructing the project will require collaboration among multiple agencies and use various funding sources. The study report outlines implementation scenarios and provides a detailed list of action steps needed to move forward.
Residents and other stakeholders are asked to review the Triangle Bikeway Study and provide comments by email or by calling (919) 560-4366, ext. 36421 no later than Saturday, May 14.
Residents who wish to provide their comments directly to the DCHC MPO Board at their virtual public hearing on Wednesday, May 11 at 9 a.m. are asked to send their request to speak by email or by calling (919) 560-4366, ext. 36421. The board meeting livestream will also be available for viewing on the DCHC MPO’s YouTube Channel.
About the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization
The DCHC MPO is responsible for planning and programming state and federal transportation projects in all of Durham County and the urbanized areas of Orange County and Chatham County. To learn more, follow the DCHC MPO Facebook and Twitter pages to stay up-to-date on news about their transportation planning efforts.