Last week, gas prices hit a record high in Raleigh. If the rising costs of filling up your tank are getting you down, we’ve got you covered with four ways to be fuel frugal.
City editor Cat likes to scooter downtown | GIF by RALtoday
Get to steppin’ 👟
Although Walk Score called Raleigh “a car-dependent city,” there are still other, less fuel-dependent ways to get around in the City of Oaks. You can strut through a walkable part of Raleigh, such as North Hills or downtown + knock out two birds with one stone by walking between restaurants, shops, and grocery stores.
PS: Be on the lookout for upcoming projects that will make the city more pedestrian friendly, like Walkable Midtown.
Break out the bikes 🚲
Enjoy pedaling down the Neuse River Trail, which runs from the Falls Lake Dam to the Wake County line. Check out this map for places to eat, park, and launch your canoe along the trail. Stop by Oak City Cycling at 707 N. Person St. after your ride for a tune-up. It’s National Bike Month, so be sure to check out these events that the city is hosting throughout May.
If you don’t have your own set of spokes, you can rent a bike through the Cardinal Bikeshare program.
Not ready to commit to cycling? Try out an electric scooter to get around town more efficiently.
A Cardinal Bikeshare docking station in the Village District | Photo by RALtoday
Public transit is legit 🚍
Getting around the City of Oaks is made easy with a plethora of bus routes. Pro tip: Download the TransLoc app to make riding even easier by tracking your bus in real time.
Get creative with your commute 🚘
Sometimes driving is unavoidable. Hunt down the best gas prices by using an app like GasBuddy or Google Maps. Split the bill by starting a carpool with your coworkers + or by using GoTriangle’s rideshare program.
Where have you spotted the cheapest gas? Let us know here.
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Hampton Farms peanuts are a must-have baseball game snack. | Photo provided by Hampton Farms
Baseball + peanuts = a home run. Raleighites can now bring the salty crunch of in-shell peanuts home while watching their favorite team with Hampton Farms’officially licensed MLB peanuts. They have all the teams in the US so you can show your team pride while cheering them on from the comfort of your couch.
To purchase this perfect game-day snack, head to your local grocery store (Lowes Foods, Harris Teeter, Acme + more). 🥜
On Fri., May 13, Gov. Roy Cooper and US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the Internet For All initiative will invest $45 billion to help provide affordable internet access across NC (and the US). NC will receive at least$100 million in funding. (The News & Observer)
Grab a reusable bag… or two. Raleigh Parks is partnering with The Produce Project to set up a food pickup location at Marsh Creek Community Center (3050 N New Hope Rd.). Community members can pick up fresh produce starting Tues., June 7 from 3-8 p.m. 🍅
As summer nears + temperatures heat up, more critters will start to show up in backyards and on greenways. Here are ways to identify if an animal is wounded and when to intervene. WRAL also provided this interactive map to look up the nearest wildlife rehabilitator. 🐦
The Carolina Hurricanes won the best-of-seven series against the Boston Bruins, 4-3 in the first round of playoffs. The Canes will face the New York Rangers for the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The date + time of the series has not been released.
The Raleigh Medal of Arts program is now accepting nominations for individuals, organizations, projects, and collaborations until Fri., May 20. This honor recognizes artists and people who support local arts. Award categories include community arts, youth arts, creativity and innovation, and leadership in the arts.
Raleigh Beer Gardenis hosting its annual Summer Crush beer festival on Sat.,June 11 from 12-4 p.m. Try out 75+ ciders, seltzers, beers, and kombucha from more than 30 breweries. Purchase tickets here. 🍻
Speaking of rising gas prices… enter NCMA’s Go Green! Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo Raffle for a chance to win an all electric Porsche. You can purchase tickets at $100 each until Sun., May 22; the winner will be announced on Mon., May 30. 🚘
More than 40% of popular baby formula brands are currently sold out throughout the US. With many parents unable to find adequate supplies for their children, now is a great time to donate unopened cans of baby formula within its expiration date to local organizations like Carolina Cares. (The Ledger)
NerdWallet ranked Raleigh No. 6 on its list of top 10 metro areas for freelancers. The list was created based on recent census and state-level data + the included cities were chosen based on rent affordability, growing freelance culture, and demand for goods and services. 💻
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Raleigh’s first cidery is chuggin’ along (and soon, we will be too). East Bower Cider Co.is getting closer to opening up shop in June. We look forward to tasting its house-produced ciders + craft cocktails on the garden patio.
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Editor’s pick:I recently visited the ParTee Shack and had so much fun testing my putting abilities while attempting to avoid obstacles like spinning wheels and a foosball defensive line on the three different courses.
This indoor putt-putt spot has beer drink caddies, multi-sport simulators + weekly specials. ⛳
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