Rank: Municipal Avenger Civic Points: 990
  • 2101 Avent Ferry Rd Raleigh, North Carolina - Southwest
    Ped signal actuator in median torn out of the ground at Western and Avent Ferry
  • Sunnybrook Rd Raleigh, North Carolina - East Raleigh
    Why do we design our roads so that those walking to get groceries must take their life into their hands? New Bern Avenue and adjacent streets are dangerous to cross between Tarboro all the way to I-440 ( and beyond). People walk here every day! This photo was taken at Sunnybrook. Cars were cutting off this woman left and right. If you want to talk near misses, I'd say there were at least 5. She started running in fear. Does someone need to die??
  • Brentwood Park Raleigh NC - Raleigh Council District B
    The bathrooms at the park have no toilet paper, paper towel or soap. There are lots of events and games, tons of kids, but the facilities need to be restocked. Yesterday staff that we spoke to indicated they would be taken care of.
  • 310 Cutler St Raleigh, North Carolina - Central
    Don't fall in!
  • Walnut Creek Trail Raleigh, North Carolina - Southeast

    I was biking on the greenway with a group yesterday coming inbound to downtown Raleigh from the Neuse River Trail on the Walnut Creek Greenway. The tunnels on that section are all poorly lit. There are at least 10 sections of the Walnut Creek Greenway between the new connector and State Street that are becoming increasingly filled with slippery mud from the rain storms. All of these sections were challenging to navigate by bike and you would not be able to go through this area with a family or children due to all of the maintenance issues. On foot someone would have been forced to walk through large sections of mud. The underpass/tunnel at State Street is impassible by bicycle or on foot due to all of the mud and slippery growth. One of our cyclists wiped in the tunnel. I know it says to dismount, but when the choice is wading through an indeterminate amount of mud or attempting the crossing on the bicycle, most people will choose to ride and stay above the muck. We decided to abandon the Walnut Creek Greenway at State Street and used roads on the eastside of Raleigh to get back into downtown. Please start doing maintenance on the Walnut Creek Greenway.

    Compared with the quality of the Neuse River Greenway, and as much as we tout our greenway system in Raleigh as an amenity, it's an embarrassment.

  • Rocky Branch Trail Raleigh, North Carolina - Hillsborough
    The tree roots in this area are causing safety problems for bicyclists. Yesterday I saw a bicyclist riding along the Rocky Branch Trail wipe out at this location. Fortunately no one in the group was injured.
  • Rocky Branch Trail Raleigh, North Carolina - Hillsborough
    The pedestrian signal on the SW side of the intersection at the Rocky Branch Trail is out.
  • 218 S Blount St Raleigh, NC - Blount Corridor
    There are limited places for bicycles to park in front of Tir Na Nog, Bida Monda, and the Pour House. The new art rack in Moore Square is not very user friendly and far enough away that people won't find it if they are visiting this corridor.
  • 317 S Harrington Raleigh, NC - Central
    There are limited places to lock bicycles to in the warehouse district, especially near this location next to Humble Pie, Spy, and the Pit.
  • 598 Raleigh Boulevard Raleigh, North Carolina - North Central
    There are no curb ramps at the SE side of the intersection at Raleigh Boulevard and Milburnie.
  • 944-998 Raleigh Boulevard Raleigh, North Carolina - East Raleigh
    There are no curb ramps at the crosswalks on 3 sides of this intersection (6 locations) at Raleigh Boulevard and Glascock. I have seen a woman in a wheelchair who must go in the street because there is no way for her to get through this intersection. Also, there is non-compliant placement of many of the push buttons at this intersection -- although it seems like push buttons should not be necessary here.
  • Rocky Branch Trail Raleigh, North Carolina - Southwest

    While new greenways are being built in Raleigh's less urbanized areas, the paths nearer to the city center, largest university, and arguably most popular city park seem to have been neglected for long enough. There are places on the Rocky Branch Trail where tree roots have heaved up and damaged the trail and places where the greenway disappears altogether to end in a muddy patch at Bilyeu St.

    Many of the crossings with city streets are substandard, have poor connections on the other side, occur in dangerous or difficult locations (Ashe Ave), or do not receive proper tree maintenance. The recent improvement between Bilyeu and Nazareth is after a curve and was paved to connect in a sharp right angle after a downhill -- if you go there, you'll see all the tire marks in the grass where a bicycle missed the turn.

    The city needs to consider the repair and resurfacing that should occur on the older sections of greenway to bring them up to standard with the rest of the greenway system so that these areas are no longer the black sheep.

  • 548-578 Barksdale Drive Raleigh, North Carolina - East Raleigh
    There are no curb ramps at Barksdale Dr and Raleigh Boulevard. This location is very close to the city greenway and sees a lot of pedestrian and bicycle activity.
  • 1100 New Bern Avenue Raleigh, North Carolina - South Central

    This intersection (and others on New Bern Avenue) did not have the crosswalks marked after the resurfacing project on New Bern Ave last year.

    Also, a curb ramp is missing on the SE side of the intersection.

    Bicycles need to be in the left lane going northbound to cross New Bern because the right lane is a right turn only lane. The signal does not actuate for bicycles at this location and a green light is not given unless the signal is tripped.

  • Hunt Drive Raleigh, North Carolina - Hillsborough

    A vehicle came around this corner approaching Hunt Drive from the west and did not stop for the red light, and was likely exceeding the speed limit on Western Boulevard. The bicyclist and two large lawn care machines were crossing Hunt Drive from the Prison toward Dorothea Dix. The vehicle locked up its brakes in the intersection and swerved to avoid the bicycle and lawn machines. The bicycle also had to swerve to avoid being hit by the motor vehicle.

    Bicycles, pedestrians, and other slower moving vehicles frequently use Hunt Drive to cross Western Boulevard. There may be issues with speeding or sight distance at this location.

  • 1801-1899 Milburnie Road Raleigh, NC - North Central

    A car swerved to avoid a van that was pulling in to park in the bike lane (the wrong direction of travel). The parking van opened its door and the car swerved into the bike lane on the other side of the road and almost hit me HEAD ON this morning at about 30MPH. I was within inches of a really bad accident -- flesh, bones, all of it -- in the street.

    There are a lot of things wrong with this picture -- cars parking on the wrong side of the road, cars parking in the bike lane, and cars disregarding the markings on the roadway.

  • 616 N Person St Raleigh, NC - Blount Corridor
    There are no bike racks along this section of Person Street. If no racks are provided, people will park on poles and trees, sometimes damaging them. I was informed that there is an issue in providing bicycle racks along the corridor because NCDOT has been a barrier. Although this may just be a rumor, bicycle racks are still needed in this corridor (now) and should be included in any future plans!
  • 2129-2199 Raleigh Blvd Raleigh, NC - Raleigh Council District C

    I recently had a few friends who have been badly injured on the greenway boardwalks when riding bicycles so thought I would post this since there were no accident reports.

    The wood becomes slimy and slick when wet and it is very easy to fall when riding. Due to the shading and humidity on the trails, the wood can stay damp and slimy well after the sun comes out. Even at very low speeds I have started to loose control, especially where there are very tight turns. The problem is pervasive throughout the greenway system on the boardwalks. Has the parks department looked into a grip/tread for the boardwalks?

  • 2300-2308 Sheffield Rd Raleigh, NC - East Raleigh
    This section of street on Sheffield Road is severely deteriorated. There are many potholes and loose pavement/gravel the entire width of the road.
  • 101 Donald Ross Dr Raleigh, NC - East Raleigh
    There is no signal actuation for pedestrians or bicyclists at this intersection. You can only actuate the signal in a car. The loop detector on the minor street doesn't pick up bicycles. It is very dangerous to cross, especially because of the vehicle turn phases on New Bern. The city should go out here and look at it because I don't think it's set up properly. At the very least, there should at least be a button to push.