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Celebrating Umstead State Park since 1934!

Triangle I-40 Bikeway (along I-40)

The Triangle I-40 bikeway  will connect the Trenton Road Greenway to RDU Forest and Davis Drive (RTP- Triangle Park Center). This missing link would enable bike/pedestrian connections from downtown Raleigh to RDU and RTP.  It will enable connections to many of the area's major greenways, including: Black Creek, Reedy Creek, House Creek, Rocky Branch, Walnut Creek, American Tobacco Trail, Crabtree Creek, and the Neuse Greenways.  In addition to the regional/national East Coast Greenway and NC 2 (Mountains to Sea) and US 1 (Carolina Connection) bike routes.

AND, the Triangle Bikeway would serve as a vital connection to the RDU Forest trail system at Lake Crabtree County Park, RDU Airport, and Umstead State Park via the Old Reedy Creek Road Corridor.

More information and status: 

Your tremendous public input has made a BIG difference!  Starting as a vague concept on a map, it now is on the Regional and Statewide project list for strong consideration of planning and funding.

The Triangle Bikeway along I-40 moved forward with unanimous support at September 21, 2017 CAMPO meeting. As of July 2018, it was on the line for funding as part of the Statewide NCDOT transportation projects (with local match).  We are hoping that a big public support will push it into funding priority. 

The Triangle Bikeway got a high ranking (4th out of 43) for the bike/pedestrian greenways that CAMPO recommends for funding.  When ranked by NCDOT with all the other regional and state projects, it remained on the project list, with a score about 40.  We are hoping the score will rise a little higher with support from Citizens and CAMPO's support. 

Thanks to Wake County Commissioner Sig Hutchinson for adding the "Triangle Bikeway" along I-40  to a list of projects being evaluated for funding under CAMPO's request to NCDOT (known as SPOT 5). Note: Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) is the regional transportation organization serving Wake, Frankly, Granville, Harnett, and Johnston Counties. 

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