Sidewalks in or leading to Downtown

I was thinking about the craziness that is the 5 year Oxford Rd sidewalk fail. https://indyweek.com/news/wake/raleigh-spent-five-years-and-thousands-of-dollars-working-on/
and it made me wonder. Do any parts of Downtown not have sidewalks? All of the “official” downtown seems like it does? What is the closest area to downtown that does not? Lake Wheeler is the area that most comes to mind of people living near downtown, but not having sidewalks to walk there on.

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New Bern Ave past Raleigh Blvd doesn’t have sidewalks on either side which seems unacceptable when considering that Enloe HS is located just to the North. On New Bern between Poole and Raleigh Rd. there is also no sidewalk on the South side of the road but at least there are plenty of business with paved parking lots to walk through instead :expressionless:

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Plenty of the surrounding neighbors have blocks without sidewalks. There are some very narrow ones that also have none on either side. If you google map it, it should be easy to spot. I’m sure those will stay that way for awhile, and that’s probably fine, as they are very low volume streets and it’s a block away to a more “main” street.

Like we said in the Longleaf Hotel thread, the former Days Inn hasn’t had a sidewalk in front for awhile but there is this “arch” sidewalk that goes around it.

I’ve always thought formal sidewalks when crossing train tracks are needed like today. Hargett street crosses two train (three?) tracks and the sidewalk turns to gravel as you approach. Let’s get that done. Same with Cabarrus, Harrington, and West. Jones St is paved so that’s not so bad.

Commerce Place in the warehouse district is only on one side. I’d be happy with removing all that on-street parking for a through-street only and more sidewalks. :wink:

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I live just north of that section and help is on the way! https://www.raleighnc.gov/projects/content/PWksDesignConst/Articles/NewBernAvenue.html
I recently saw someone share that Strava has a heatmap of where people excercise and I thought this was a great way to look for demand for sidewalks. https://www.strava.com/heatmap#14.00/-78.64725/35.78220/hot/all.

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That Lake Wheeler Rd. stretch from the Farmers Market to Saunders st needs a sidewalk bad. So scary walking or riding a bike, scooter etc. There is little to no space on both sides.

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Link to the City of Raleigh sidewalk projects

https://www.raleighnc.gov/projects/content/PWksDesignConst/Articles/SidewalkProjects.html

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Great article on sidewalks in Raleigh and the process to get a new one in your neighborhood https://raleigh4all.com/walk-this-way/

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