Six Forks Corridor Study

Last updated Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:30 pm
Corridor Study

Six Forks Road is the heart of Raleigh's midtown. This section of the road is home to churches, banks, schools and shopping with several established neighborhoods bordering the corridor. New mixed-use development and high-rise apartment living are now part of the landscape and are a destination for the entire city. Six Forks Road is also a major transportation corridor that connects to the 1-440 beltline and is planned for future widening. Could the corridor relate better to the surrounding uses? What steps should we take to make the corridor more transit, pedestrian and bike friendly? Help the City craft a vision for how the corridor should evolve in the coming years.

Status Updates

A two-day design workshop will be held on the Six Forks Road Corridor Study. The workshop will be conducted by the City of Raleigh’s Urban Design Center staff in partnership with the consulting team of DesignWorkshop, Midtown Raleigh Alliance, Stantec Engineering, and Noell Consulting Group.

The first of the two workshop sessions will be held Sept. 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria at Carroll Magnet Middle School, 4520 Six Forks Road. The second session will be held at the same time on Sept. 18 at the Trinity Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 4815 Six Forks Road. Both sessions are open to the public. Feedback from the first session will be further discussed at the second session, so residents are encouraged to attend both sessions.

Each workshop session will provide different opportunities for engagement and will hone in on the issues and opportunities for improvement to the Six Forks Road corridor that have been identified in previous project phases. Stations will be set up that focus on topics such as bike infrastructure, neighborhood gateways, corridor design, and WalkRaleigh, a special pilot program.

Residents who are unable to attend the design workshops can submit comments to All comments will be forwarded to the project manager.

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Draft Vision Statement

Our vision is to enhance the Six Forks Road corridor in a way that defines a unique sense of place with enhanced fluidity of movement, environmental sensitivity, and connectivity for residents, workers, students, and visitors using transportation modes of all types, including cars, bikes, pedestrian, and public transit. The corridor should enable an active pedestrian life and integrate residential, commercial, recreational, educational, faith, and retail uses. Safety and accessibility are paramount in designing a distinctive streetscape that is uniquely Midtown with unifying features and green space that make it both an attractive urban thoroughfare and an irresistible gathering place.

View the Visioning Workshop Presentation and Event Photos for the workshop held on September 22, 2012.

Provide Feedback

Couldn’t make the public meetings but want to give the project team your input? Use the mapping feature below to identify Current Issues, Future Opportunities or Potential Quick Fixes for the corridor. Your comments will be forwarded to the project manager for consideration.

You can also provide feedback on the Draft Summary Report by contacting staff directly. Email Carter Pettibone with your comments.

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