Bicycle Benefits Program
Raleigh has a Bicycle Benefits program that rewards bicycle friendly businesses and individuals and promotes safe cycling and sustainable options. Supporting businesses offer specials and discounts to cyclists who show their Bicycle Benefits helmet sticker. Go to any of the Bicycle Benefits Business Members in Raleigh to purchase your $5 helmet sticker.Learn more about Bicycle Benefits Program
BikeRaleigh Plan Update
City Council adopted the updated BikeRaleigh Plan after a year-long process. Since the pervious its 2009 Bicycle Transportation Plan was adopted, Raleigh has earned a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community status, but there is still more to do to improve Raleigh’s bikeability. The BikeRaleigh Plan Update incorporates lessons learned—both in Raleigh and nationally—in the last five years. The plan lays out a strategy for the next five to ten years to improve the health, safety, and transportation options for Raleighites.
Please visit BikeRaleigh.org/BikePlan to learn more about the plan.
Bicycle Facilities Explained
The Bicycle Pavement Design Project installed over 28 miles of new bicycle facilities across the City of Raleigh. New facility types were included with the more familiar standard bike lanes. We created a page to explain the different types of facilities and the responsibility and use for both bicyclists and motorists.Learn more about the types of bike facilities around Raleigh.
2009 Raleigh Bike Plan
In 2009, Raleigh adopted a Comprehensive Bicycle Plan that identifies existing bicycle needs and deficiencies, recommends over 440 miles of new bicycle infrastructure, and provides a program of action for addressing the immediate and long-term needs for bicyclists and bicycle facilities.
Chapter 1- Introduction
Chapter 2- Existing Conditions
Chapter 3- Demand & Benefit Analysis
Chapter 4- Bicycle Facility Network & Maps
Chapter 5- Program Recommendations
Chapter 6- Code & Policy Analysis
Chapter 7- Facility Standards
Chapter 8- Implementation
Have you checked out the BikeRaleigh blog lately? You’ll find an interactive bike map, information on our Bike Plan, and ways for you to join in on the conversation! We would love your feedback on our efforts and our posts!
The BikeRaleigh Map is available at the following locations:
- 1 Exchange Plaza, Suite 727
- 222 West Hargett St. at the front desk
- Local bike shops
- Your neighborhood community center
The map highlights existing on-road bicycle facilities, GoRaleigh routes, the greenway system, and popular destinations. Also featured, is a system of preferred routes that are intended to help cyclists plan their trips. These routes were selected based on cyclist feedback, existing conditions, destinations, and connectivity. These routes may not be suitable for all experience levels, so please use caution when planning your trip.
The BikeRaleigh Map is also viewable online as a PDF. File size is large, so download time may be lengthy.
Art to Heart Corridor
The Art to Heart Corridor connects the North Carolina Museum of Art to the heart of Downtown Raleigh. Riding through the corridor, you will find beautiful sculptures, scenic college campuses, and historic landmarks.Learn more about Art to Heart Corridor
Bike Share is Feasible in Raleigh!
The City of Raleigh has completed its bike share feasibility study! The report includes case studies from programs across the country, a community profile, and a summary of opportunities and challenges to launching a Raleigh bike share system. The next steps will be to complete an implementation plan for a bike share program!
Want to get involved? Go to our project website to learn about the project, take a short user survey, and view the suggested bike share station location report.
Bicycle Commuter Profiles
Share your commuting experiences with us!See Profiles
Current Bike Improvement Projects
Blount Street - Person Street Phase I Implementation:
The City of Raleigh has secured funding and is initiating the Phase I implementation of the Blount/Person Corridor study. The project is currently in design and will include:
- Resurfacing for Blount and Person Streets from Edenton St. to Wake Forest Road.
- Resurfacing for Wake Forest Road from Person St. to Brookside Ave.
- Road diet conversion for Wake Forest Road from existing 4 lanes to 3 lanes, including a center turn lane and bike lanes (Person St. to Brookside Ave.)
- Conversion of Blount and Person Streets from existing 2 or 3 lanes to 2 lanes with bike lane from Wake Forest Rd. to Hoke St.
View Blount Street - Person Street Corridor project information page.
Gorman Street Connector Project
The project seeks to improve bicycle and pedestrian connectivity on Gorman Street between the Rocky Branch Trail at Ligon Street/Sullivan Drive and the Reedy Creek Trail at Hillsborough Street/Clark Avenue. In addition to connecting the trails, the project will also connect North Carolina State University and Meredith College. The project design includes:
- A two-way separated bicycle facility (also known as a cycle track) on the west side of the Gorman Street bridge over the North Carolina Railroad,
- A wide sidepath on the west side of Gorman Street north and south of the bridge,
- Improvements at the intersection of Hillsborough Street, Gorman Street, Faircloth Street, and Clark Avenue to facilitate improved bicycle and pedestrian crossing and access to the Reedy Creek Trail and Meredith College, and
- Improvements at the intersection of Gorman Street, Sullivan Drive, and Ligon Street, to facilitate improved bicycle and pedestrian crossing and access to the Rocky Branch Trail and North Carolina State University.
View Gorman Street Connector Project information page.
Blue Ridge Rd. Bike/Ped Improvements from Trinity Rd. to NCMA:
The City is looking to complete bicycle and pedestrian improvements to Blue Ridge Road from Trinity Road to just north of Reedy Creek Road in Raleigh, NC. The objective of this project is to fill bicycle facility and sidewalk gaps along this roadway.
View Blue Ridge Road Corridor project information page.
Raleigh Bicycle Resources
We have compiled a list of resources to help our bicyclists in Raleigh.
Learn more about Raleigh Bicycle Resources