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Chapter Four

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4.3.4 Greenways

The city’s greenway system, known as the Capital Area

Greenway (CAG), is one of the city’s most valued assets.

Residents consistently rank the enhancement and

expansion of the CAG as one of their top priorities.

Balancing the protection of thousands of acres of natural

areas while providing access to an interconnected

network of greenway trails, this system is a framework

for environmental protection, recreation opportunities

and transportation infrastructure.

Goal 1: The City of Raleigh will protect and

enhance vegetation, wildlife and wildlife

habitat and the waterways along linear

natural environment areas.

Goal 2; The City of Raleigh will improve

connectivity and accessibility to greenway

corridors and greenway trails throughout

the city.

Goal 3: The City of Raleigh will enhance

existing greenway trails to provide a high

quality system consistent with trail user

needs and priorities.

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The City of Raleigh will improve connectivity

and accessibility to greenway corridors and

greenway trails throughout the city.

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Objective 1A:

Support initiatives that work to create a

protected, linked network of linear natural areas, wildlife

habitats and greenspaces throughout the region.

Objective 1B:

Continue to expand protection of

contiguous greenway lands to full width of the flood plain

or include quality natural resource areas adjacent to the

greenway corridors.

Objective 1C:

Preserve the natural character of

watercourses through greenway acquisition, management,

and protection.

Objective 1D:

Educate citizens about the benefits of

supporting stewardship efforts of greenway corridors.

#1

The City of Raleigh will protect and enhance

vegetation, wildlife and wildlife habitat

and the waterways along linear natural

environment areas.

Objective 2A:

Prioritize an implementation schedule

to complete the system of greenway trails, including

connectors with a focus on inter-connectivity among

neighborhoods, parks, schools, commercial areas, cultural

and civil institutions and other regional destinations.

Objective 2B:

Create a hierarchy of greenway corridors

and greenway trail classifications based on trail user needs.

Objective 2C:

Strengthen and prioritize connections

to public transportation, streets, sidewalks and other

transportation corridors by closing gaps in connectivity to

the greenway network.

Objective 2D:

Provide increased accessibility and

provide connectivity of greenway trails to growth areas.

Objective 2E:

Provide adequate parking at trailhead

locations.

Objective 2F:

Develop a regional trail system.

New greenway trail directional signage