The BikeRaleigh Program encourages biking in Raleigh through on-road facility design, cycling safety and education promotion, and encouragement events. Our primary goal is to promote bicycle use as a viable, attractive, non-polluting form of transportation and assure safe and convenient access to all areas of the City.
Bike share programs are quickly spreading across the United States due to their convenient access to alternative transportation. There are currently two different systems of bike share programs: by utilizing a smart dock with a docking station to return the bike or by using smart bike technology with bikes equipped with GPS tracking. Smart docks are the most widely-used system, but there are positive and negative aspects to both systems. The City of Atlanta will soon be the first to roll out a smart biking system in the United States. With Raleigh looking to integrate a bike share program, we must ask ourselves which fits our landscape and community better.
The League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) program nationally recognizes employer efforts to encourage a more bicycle-friendly atmosphere for employees and guests, such as providing secure bike parking or shower facilities. A BFB practices social responsibility by integrating bicycling into the business culture and giving employees the opportunity to be active stewards of their personal and environmental health through cycling.