Office of Transportation Planning
The primary goal of the City of Raleigh's Office of Transportation Planning is to create a seamless and efficient multimodal transportation system for the City. The City's transportation plan provides an integrated, multimodal approach with a goal of providing universal accessibility for all residents, employers, and services. Transportation is more than the movement of goods and services - it is the movement of people with a variety of mode choices. It is important to us to ensure those choices and to lay the framework for a quality system that moves people safely, efficiently, and enjoyably throughout the City.
7th Floor - One Exchange Plaza
Manager: Eric Lamb
10-Year Transportation Action Plan
The City of Raleigh is developing a strategic and multimodal transportation plan to guide its capital investment for the next ten years. This ten-year Transportation Action Plan (TAP) will provide citizens with the opportunity to understand the depth and breadth of the City's transportation infrastructure needs and to have a say in how the City selects and funds each project and program.Learn More
Raleigh is determined to increase mode share and safety for all levels of bicyclists, and provide a bicycle friendly environment that all citizens of Raleigh can benefit from.
The City is working to make improvements for pedestrians.
Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School Program teaches children about the broad range of transportation choices and instructs them in important lifelong safety skills.Learn More
Streetscape Capital Program
The City of Raleigh undertakes Streetscape Improvement Projects, which entail a variety of improvements to the street, sidewalks, and the public rights-of-way.
Street Planning Program
Supports the development of connected, well-designed streets that give people safe and efficient multimodal transportation choices.
Thoroughfare Facility Fees
generates revenues for new street improvement projects and provides reimbursements to developers for the portion of the thoroughfare system they are required to improve with a development plan.
The City's Comprehensive Plan contains the blueprint for the City's transportation system. Our staff works closely with the Department of City Planning, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), Triangle Transit, and the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) on the development, maintenance and evolution of this plan. We also coordinate plans for future corridors with other agencies, such as the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the US Army Corps of Engineers, to ensure that the plan elements remain consistent with current regulations and best practices for facility planning.
The Office of Transportation Planning is also responsible for developing project priorities and funding components for all transportation improvements. Our staff prepares the transportation element of the City's Capital Improvement Program (CIP), which includes proposed new street improvements, transit infrastructure, bicycle & pedestrian accommodations, streetscape projects, and parking facilities. Our staff also manages the City's Thoroughfare Facility Fee program, which generates revenues for new street improvement projects and reimburses new developments for portions of the thoroughfare system that they construct.
In addition to City-funded programs, the Office of Transportation Planning works with the Raleigh City Council and CAMPO to prepare requests for projects to NCDOT for their biennial Transportation Improvement Program. Our staff works directly with NCDOT and other agencies on each of their projects to ensure that their work meets the City's multimodal transportation and land use needs.