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Raleigh greenway iPhone app set for release

Posted September 7, 2012
Updated September 10, 2012

2012 Downtown Raleigh Skyline

— Beginning Monday, residents can navigate the city of Raleigh's nature trails with an iPhone app.

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The city says the "RGreenway" application shows the 77-mile, 3,700-acre greenway system as a single, divided park and will let users see where they are and how to best connect to other trails.

The program integrates Raleigh's GPS data to also show available parking and other nearby points of interest, as well as the city's "See, Click, Fix" program.

The "See, Click, Fix" program allows Raleigh residents to report potholes, graffiti and streetlight outages.

A version of the app for Android phones is being developed.

The iPhone version is available in Apple's iTunes store, as well as the app's website.

The app is the result of an idea out of CityCamp Raleigh, a three-day brainstorming session that looks to implement technology to increase the transparency of local government.

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  • nomorethanthat Sep 12, 8:32 a.m.

    I downloaded this app this past Saturday which was before the stated release date. What is very nice about it that is not stated is that the greenway routes are displayed on a city street map unlike the greenway maps available on the internet.

  • dwntwnboy Sep 10, 12:29 p.m.

    What a wonderful app!!! Can't wait to get it. Love going for walks and bike rides on the trails- but never know where they go, this will be handy as can be. YAY!

  • kcfoxie Sep 10, 9:46 a.m.

    The people who complain the most about 'perps on the trail' don't actually use the trails. At any point during the day. Just something I've noticed.

  • samdfa Sep 7, 1:29 p.m.

    I cant tell if this is a novelty commenter account, in which case it's brilliant. If not,kys.

  • dirkdiggler Sep 7, 12:05 p.m.

    lol the perps are on the greenways in durham, poooodaddy. we'd need a different app for that.

  • pooodaddy Sep 7, 11:59 a.m.

    Will this app let you know where the perps are at all times? That would be handy.