As you consider the Wake County transit referendum that is on the ballot this November, we would like to point out the connection between walking, biking and public transportation.
People of all ages are expressing interest in getting around without a car. Many urban areas are recognizing that to be prepared for the future, they need to build a modern public transportation system that relieves traffic congestion, grows their economy, and provides new and better transportation options for everyone. With greater investments in transit, improvement in bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure will also need to be made as “first and last mile” solutions.
We need to be able to walk and/or bicycle safely to access transit and likewise, transit expands the destinations that bicyclists and pedestrian can access without a car. BWNC supports greater transportation choice, enhanced investment in infrastructure and a lessening of auto dependence.
For more information visit the Wake County Transit plan.