The City of Raleigh’s Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department announced that the Capital Area Greenway (CAG) is receiving its first Master Plan update since 1989.
What’s being changed?
🌳 Review and evaluate current city policies and make recommendations for updates to respond to evolving needs of the program and CAG users.
🌳 Review + recommend improvements to the city’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) based on best practices.
🌳 Review and recommend improvements to the CAG’s existing trail classifications, greenway corridors, and widths.
🌳 Provide an existing conditions evaluation on accessibility (ADA) and maintenance needs + provide recommendations for improvements and implementation strategies.
🌳 Review and make trail alignment recommendations to connect existing system gaps.
🌳 Develop a greenway trail design for greenway trails that don’t run along stream corridors.
🌳 Determine the priority of projects based on community-confirmed principles and criteria.
🌳 Provide preliminary cost estimates for highest priority projects.
With these updates + plans for improvement, the city is looking for input and opinions from the general public. To gather these opinions in a time when in-person meetings aren’t being held, they have released a survey to get the public’s opinion on the Greenway Master Plan. Take the survey here before Tuesday, June 30.