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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 the


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’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 continue to

provide athletic venues for every resident to

maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Goal 2:

The City of Raleigh will continue to

promote the community as a premier athletic

venue destination where residents and visitors

can compete, stay active and healthy, and enjoy

amenities of the region.

Athletic programs and facilities in the City of Raleigh

continue to provide opportunities for residents to enjoy

a healthy and active lifestylewhile promoting affordable

family-friendly activities. Growth throughout the

community has increased a need for additional athletic

facilities with equitable distribution. Investments

in athletic facilities and special venues can promote

redevelopment and economic growth opportunities

consistent with the city’s overall vision.