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Connectivity + Green Space

Downtown Raleigh continues to see major new investments as the region’s hub for transportation, walkability, and greenspace. Downtown is the most walkable part of the Triangle, becoming a leader nationally in downtown greenspace, adding new transit investments, and home to energy efficient buildings as well as a strong local food and urban farm movement.

of downtown residents walk to work versus 1.1% regionally1
miles of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) planned2
miles of Commuter Rail Transit (CRT) planned3
miles of greenway in Raleigh3
miles of bike lanes in Raleigh3
PARKS within one mile of downtown3
ACRES of existing public park space within one mile of downtown3
total bikes at 30 docking stations available for rent in Phase I of the Citrix Cycle program3
1US Census 2GoTriangle 3City of Raleigh

Downtown Raleigh has the highest walk score in the region with a high score of 97 and an average of 92 across the downtown core.


Acres of Greenspace Within Two Miles of Downtown

Note: Methodology used municipal GIS data in each city to measure acres of green space within two miles of the center of each respective downtown. Source: DRA   

Highest Walk Score


Miles of On-Street Bicycle Lane in the City of Raleigh

Source: City of Raleigh Department of Transportation

Source: Wake County

Downtown Raleigh has a strong system of parks and green space, which is being enhanced with renovations and new parks in the near future. The downtown area’s park space includes historic squares, an expansive mall, recreation fields, and a greenway with a new destination park on the way.