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
Goal 3: The City of Raleigh will enhance
existing greenway trails to provide a high
quality system consistent with trail user
needs and priorities.
The City of Raleigh will improve connectivity
and accessibility to greenway corridors and
greenway trails throughout the city.
Support initiatives that work to create a
protected, linked network of linear natural areas, wildlife
habitats and greenspaces throughout the region.
Continue to expand protection of
contiguous greenway lands to full width of the flood plain
or include quality natural resource areas adjacent to the
Preserve the natural character of
watercourses through greenway acquisition, management,
Educate citizens about the benefits of
supporting stewardship efforts of greenway corridors.
The City of Raleigh will protect and enhance
vegetation, wildlife and wildlife habitat
and the waterways along linear natural
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.
Create a hierarchy of greenway corridors
and greenway trail classifications based on trail user needs.
Strengthen and prioritize connections
to public transportation, streets, sidewalks and other
transportation corridors by closing gaps in connectivity to
the greenway network.
Provide increased accessibility and
provide connectivity of greenway trails to growth areas.
Provide adequate parking at trailhead
Develop a regional trail system.
New greenway trail directional signage