Wake BRT: Western Boulevard
The Wake BRT: Western Boulevard Planning Study is intended to bridge the gap between the Major Investment Study and Project Development for the new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service between Downtown Raleigh and Downtown Cary (the ‘Western BRT’ service). The output of this study is intended to leverage existing and recently adopted studies to position the corridor for successful BRT implementation. The goals of the study are to:
- Identify preferred alignment for BRT connection into downtown Cary
- Understand the redevelopment potential along the Western Blvd. corridor
- Generate consensus for a conceptual land use strategy for the corridor
- Identify engineering hot spots and coordinate with other planned improvements
The City of Raleigh will present information on the Wake Transit Plan and discuss how Western Blvd. will connect downtown Raleigh, NC State University, and downtown Cary at a public meeting Sept. 5. Residents will have an opportunity to learn about the study, ask questions of planning and transit staff, and provide feedback on the proposed corridor options.
The kickoff meeting will be held on from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman Street. A formal presentation will begin promptly at 6 p.m.
Can’t attend? You can still participate in the survey at https://publicinput.com/BRTProjects.
Over the course of the Wake BRT: Western Boulevard Planning Study, the following key areas of analysis will be completed:
Existing Conditions: Existing conditions along the corridor will be evaluated to identify environmental features and study alignment alternatives for BRT.
Multimodal and Safety Analysis: A multimodal and safety analysis will be performed that looks at existing and future transit conditions, along with conditions for bicycle and pedestrians and recommendations to improve safety.
Engineering Hot Spots Analysis: A hot spot analysis will be conducted to identify locations with safety and traffic concerns.
Land Use and Urban Form: In conjunction with the multimodal transportation work, corridor-wide land use and urban form analysis will be performed to understand development potential and develop a conceptual land use strategy.