Mobility and Transportation
There are numerous modes of transportation available in the City of Raleigh. As the City continues to grow it is developing a robust sustainable infrastructure including electric vehicle charging stations, affordable transit, bicycle lanes, and greenway trails. The City encourages the use of sustainable transportation options that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Alternative fuel vehicles and the testing of new innovative products such as anti-idling devices are just a few examples that will lead to a cleaner and healthier environment for those who live and work in Raleigh.
Electric Vehicles (EVs)
Raleigh was one of three cities nationwide selected by Rocky Mountain Institute to participate in Project Get Ready, an initiative to prepare for plug-in and electric vehicles (PEVs) and new PEV technology. Since then, Raleigh has served as a test lab, addressing and solving challenges that may have stalled the adoption of electric vehicles. Raleigh's efforts included developing the City's fleet, installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, and removing and reducing barriers to PEV adoption.
The City of Raleigh partnered with ActiveLogix to use Periscope software to monitor and view the use of electric vehicle charging stations in real time.
Alternative fuel vehicles help reduce automobile emissions, promote domestic energy production, improve air quality, and help decrease fuel costs. The City of Raleigh began transitioning its fleet to Alternative Fuel Vehicles in 2002.