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Raleigh greenway iPhone app set for release

Posted September 7, 2012 11:44 a.m. EDT
Updated September 10, 2012 1:26 p.m. EDT

2012 Downtown Raleigh Skyline

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

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.