So, Hillsborough Street finally has bike lanes, which were installed back in July. SInce their installation, everyone has voiced their opinion in a variety of places, including on New Raleigh. I ride these lanes a few times per week and can say that I feel much safer than two years ago on Hillsborough Street. While the lane between a parked car and moving car may not be the most ideal situation, being a very aware biker can help make sure that you that you aren't swiped by a car door. That said, some bikers feel safer than others riding in this lane position and that's what the public comment period should be used for.
You can submit comments to help the City and NCDOT determine the safety and effectiveness of the Hillsborough Street bicycle lanes. The comment period will be open until 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7. Comments can be sent via e-mail to RaleighBPAC@raleighnc.gov or by mail to the City of Raleigh Office of Transportation Planning, PO Box 590, Raleigh, NC 27602.
So you're welcome to comment below, but we'd much rather you send all that feedback to the city.