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Raleigh will create new bike lanes this year; will your street get one?

The city plans to create new bike lanes on 16 streets when it repaves them later this year.
The city plans to create new bike lanes on 16 streets when it repaves them later this year. N&O file photo

More than a dozen streets in Raleigh will get new bicycle lanes this year, under a repaving plan now being considered by the city.

The bike lanes will make cycling safer, but also can result in narrower travel lanes for cars or the elimination of on-street parking. To get the public’s feedback, the city will present the plans at seven public meetings this month, starting Tuesday evening at Lake Lynn Community Center.

The 16 streets slated to get bike lanes will be repaved beginning in April. They were identified as good candidates for bike lanes under the city’s Bicycle Plan that the City Council adopted in May 2016. The specific plans will be presented to the council in February.

The streets are:

▪ Arco Corporation Drive

▪ Arnold Palmer Drive, between Brier Creek Lane and Brier Creek Parkway

▪ Common Oaks Drive, between Falls of Neuse Road and Forest Pines Drive

▪ Corporation Center Drive, from Chapel Hill Road to Trinity Road

▪ Country Trail, from Pinecrest Drive to Glenwood Avenue

▪ Forest Pines Drive, from Common Oaks Drive to Wakefield Plantation Circle

▪ Crabtree Boulevard, from Raleigh Boulevard to Capital Boulevard

▪ Glen Eden Drive, from Glenwood Avenue to Ridge Road

▪ Glen Eden Drive, from Blue Ridge Road to Edwards Mill Road

▪ Grove Barton Road, from Hilburn Road to Lynn Road

▪ Ileagnes Road, from South Saunders Street to Peach Road Community Center

▪ Lineberry Drive, from Bliss Street to Trailwood Drive

▪ Marvino Lane, from Country Trail to Ebenezer Church Road

▪ Morningside Drive

▪ Spruce Tree Way, from Falls of Neuse Road to Wakefield Pines Drive

▪ St. Albans Drive, from Wake Forest Road to Greenlawn Drive

Two of the streets – Glen Eden Drive and Forest Pines Drive – had bike lanes installed in 2015. But the city plans to repave those streets this year and may reconfigure the bike lanes.

For more information, including the time and place of the public meetings, go to the city’s street resurfacing and bicycling markings website.

Richard Stradling: 919-829-4739, @RStradling

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