Monday, July 26, 2010

High Speed Rail Public Hearing Tonight!

Tonight, there will be a public hearing to discuss the future of the Southeast High Speed Rail. The discussion will center around the Tier II Draft Environmental Impact Statement, which covers the portion of the corridor between Richmond and Raleigh.

The SEHSR project proposes to implement about 162 miles of high-speed rail to extend the existing Northeast Corridor, which covers Boston to Washington, DC. The new, Southeastern corridor would include approximately 100 new bridges and overpasses that would create a fully separated system to ensure the safety of train passengers and crew, and also motorists and the surrounding communities. The complete project would provide another option of travel from the Northeast through Charlotte. This is a great opportunity for Raleigh to continue to be on the forefront of innovation in transportation!

More information on the Southeast High Speed Rail is available here!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

City Council Meeting

We have City Council Meetings today, with a public hearing tonight. The full agenda is available here.

I hope to see some familiar faces there tonight!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Raleigh Wide Open!

Saturday, July 31 Raleigh Wide Open 5 is being held! This is a great opportunity to bring the entire family out for a day of fun! It will all begin with a parade down Fayettville Street at 11 am, and it will end with fireworks at 11pm. There will be plenty of live music throughout the day, featured on three stages this year, provided by 21 different bands!
More information can be found here. I hope to see everyone there!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Bicycle and Pedestrian Map

I wanted to share this new map with everyone - it shows where bicycle lanes and pedestrian friendly corridors are located throughout Raleigh. Please feel free to pass it along, and I hope you will utilize and enjoy our growing bike lanes! Also, the City recently established a Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission to provide guidance and leadership on the incorporation of relevant programs, policies, regulations and funding principles related to walkable and bike friendly streets. Thanks to Chair Steven Waters for his efforts in creating this wonderful new tool for citizens to use.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting Today! The full agenda is available here. Please come out and join the conversation, we would love to hear your input!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Fourth of July!!

Happy Independence Day everyone! I hope that you all are enjoying the holiday weekend. Tonight, the City of Raleigh will have our annual Fourth of July celebration tonight at the State Fairgrounds. The festivities are set to begin at 5:00 and fireworks are scheduled for 9:15. More information is available here.

Hope to see you all there!