Very Intriguing. I hope to make it out there and see what they do with this street closed off.
Raleigh’s first downtown open streets event, Stroll in the Streets, is Sunday, Oct. 17. During the event, the 1.3-mile stretch along Lenoir Street and South Saunders Street between Chavis and Dix Parks will be closed to traffic to allow for walking, biking, art and play stations, food trucks, and more! Join us at this event to help us imagine the possibilities of this strollway.
A lot of people have tried for years to put on an open streets event in Raleigh. It’s finally happening and we need to get the word out. This event has taken a lot of work and coordination between city departments and I fear it’s not getting enough publicity to get a lot of folks out. Please plan to participate if you can. Getting more people to support infrastructure and policy that encourages active transportation is a key to mitigating climate change. And it’s a great way to to enjoy our city together.
Yea, 2 weeks from Sunday to be exact, I just figured since this will close a significant section of Lenoir St. they would mail out letters to the residents. This will also re-route the 22, 5 and I think 13 GoRaleigh Bus routes on Sunday for 5 hours.
Either way, let’s hope the Chirba Chirba truck shows up and parks close enough where I can make multiple trips.
In Atlanta, signalized cross streets were open. Of course Streets Alive corridors in Atlanta are typically 3-6 miles long so it’d be logistically impossible not to.
Even in this stretch, while just part of 1 day, I don’t see it possible to not have at least some cross streets open.
You’d have to have a fully signed detour on other state routes and I believe a public meeting for a complete state route closure.
Not impossible but then we’re talking loads of money for a 4 hour event.
One thing I thought of, if they routed the event like this…
You could run it over MLK and avoid blocking Dawson / McDowell
Looking at it from a realistic stand point: every greenway, every trail, etc has street crossings. Maybe they’ll modify the cycle lengths or have manual control to allow more uninterrupted cross time due to the pedestrian volumes we’ll see. But as far as an multiple mile uninterrupted route in a city, I don’t think we see that anywhere.