Last updated Oct. 24, 2017 - 12:39 pm

Raleigh is dedicated to becoming a more walkable city!

Get Out and Walk Raleigh

Get out and walk Raleigh! There are many ways to enjoy walking in Raleigh:


Join us!

  • Walktober - Join us in our month long initiative celebrating October as National Walking Month! It’s a great way to enjoy the city of Raleigh as well as enhance your health and well being. Remaining October Events: 

    • Fitness Walk Dorothea Dix Park Sunday October 29 at 2 p.m. The Old Hospital Building on the Boylan Avenue Side Halloween Weekend Fitness Walk at Dorothea Dix Park - Enjoy beautiful Dix Hill Sunday afternoon, October 29 from 2-4 pm. The brisk walk will tour the future 306-acre park, and explore some interesting spaces you may not have known were there. On the way we will stop and hear about the ongoing Master Plan process and some of the history of the site, and learn about some of the benefits of walking for fitness. Meet in the parking lot adjacent to the old Hospital Building on the Boylan Avenue side, Umstead Drive. Please Note: This will be a 3 mile brisk walk. 

    • Walktober Oakwood Cemetery Tour Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 5 p.m. The Entrance the Oakwood Cemetare at 701 Oakwood Avenue. Conclude the Raleigh BPAC “Walktober” walking events with a guided tour of Historic Oakwood Cemetery! Oakwood Cemetery is close to downtown Raleigh and is “home” to many famous Raleigh and North Carolina citizens…and maybe a ghost or two! We’ll have a guided cemetery tour. After the tour, we will walk into the Historic Oakwood neighborhood and enjoy some of the Halloween Decorations.Bring your flashlights and wear reflective clothing for safe walking after dark! Please Note: This will be a 90 minute walk.

  • Walking Wednesdays - #WalkingWednesdays

Improving Walkability

  • Pedestrian Plan
  • City Initiated Projects
  • See Click Fix


Want a Sidewalk?

You can ask for sidewalk construction to complete portions of sidewalk at no cost to the property owners.

  • “Here’s how to Petition the City for a sidewalk” link
    • Eligibility link
    • Petition Process link
    • Ranking and Project Authorization link
    • Current Sidewalk Petitions link

City-Initiated Sidewalk Projects

The City initiates sidewalk projects to fix gaps discovered by other City departments, schools, transit providers and citizens.

  • “Here’s the details about City Initiated Projects
    • Current Street Projects tab
    • CIP tab
    • Petition tab
    • Microgap Sidewalks tab
      • Microgap Sidewalks are short sections of sidewalk that need to link up to provide pedestrian connectivity
      • Tab to List of Microgap Sidewalk projects
      • Report Damaged Sidewalks
        • Online Sidewalk Repair Link
        • SeeClickFix link

• Create “Get Involved” tab

• Pedestrian Resources tab on right > Change to “Helpful Links”

o Include a link to: “See Click Fix”


Learn more about City-Initiated Sidewalk Projects

Sidewalk Petition Projects

New sidewalk projects on local residential streets are typically handled through a petition process by the residents along the street. The petition program for a new sidewalk requires signatures from a majority of the property owners along the street that make up the majority of the property frontage.

Learn more about Sidewalk Petition Projects

Adopted Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan

The Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan was adopted by City Council on January 2nd, 2013. The Pedestrian Plan provides strategies for enhancing Raleigh's transportation system to promote walkability throughout the City. The plan assesses the existing facilities, policies, plans, and programs that affect pedestrian mobility and provides recommendations for improvements. The plan includes templates for pedestrian infrastructure improvements, examples of tools and techniques for improving walkability, and a prioritized list of over 200 proposed sidewalk projects throughout the City.

Executive Summary
Chapter 1 - Introduction & Plan Goals
Chapter 2 - Existing Conditions
Chapter 3 - Best Practices, Design Standards, & Sidewalk Program
Chapter 4 - Pedestrian Facility Recommendations

Chapter 5 - Programs and Initiatives for Walkable Raleigh
Chapter 6 - Summary of Recommendations
Chapter 7 - Implementing the Plan
Chapter 8 - Longer Term Vision

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