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Old 04-16-2012, 01:24 PM
 
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Bull City, there IS a Target at Northgate Mall.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:32 PM
 
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There are pockets in town where bus service or link bus service is decent. Parts of north raleigh in between creedmoor road and capital blvd and south of lynn/springforest roads also the western blvd and oberlin road areas. I feel like since the recession I seen a lot more buses out than in years past.
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:06 PM
 
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Bull City, there IS a Target at Northgate Mall.
I only wish that were true, since it would save me a drive when I need to shop there. The only two Targets in Durham are at South Square and Southpoint.
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Bull City, there IS a Target at Northgate Mall.
Believe me, I wish there was! My evening walks often take me to Northgate, a mile away from my house (nice on hotter days to mall walk) ... Sears, Macy's, CompUSA are the anchors with Office Depot, Sears Auto/Avis, the theater on the periphery.
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:41 AM
 
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Is librarysue talking about North Hills? There's a Target out there.
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:56 AM
 
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and yes, you'd be better off residing in Downtown Raleigh or Durham, or Downtown Chapel Hill. Downtown Cary might be feasible as well.

Buses in the more far-flung areas are very much a challenge, though if you check your schedules, and don't mind playing "musical bus lines", as well as not being in a hurry to get where you're going, you might be OK with some areas outside of the Downtowns. Pick-up and drop-off times may be limited, though.

a bus or taxi to the air, bus or train terminals easily enough. I've had to grab a bus on several occasions when people were unable to drop me off at the terminals. The city buses are usually clean and comfortable.
I see buses all over the Triangle, but they appear to be buses linked to that community--CaryTransit, Chapel Hill Transit, Capital Area Transit, etc.

Triangle Transit connects Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Wake Forest and you may want to check out Home — Triangle Transit

It appears that given careful attention to schedules, you could travel by bus throughout the area during weekdays. Weekend bus service appears to be somewhat sparse.

That said, given the upward trend in the cost of owning/operating a car and the downward trend in paychecks, public transportation options will likely improve in the years ahead as more people use them.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:06 AM
 
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I see buses all over the Triangle, but they appear to be buses linked to that community--CaryTransit, Chapel Hill Transit, Capital Area Transit, etc.

Triangle Transit connects Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Wake Forest and you may want to check out Home — Triangle Transit

It appears that given careful attention to schedules, you could travel by bus throughout the area during weekdays. Weekend bus service appears to be somewhat sparse.

That said, given the upward trend in the cost of owning/operating a car and the downward trend in paychecks, public transportation options will likely improve in the years ahead as more people use them.
We do really need rail to get things really right.
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:04 AM
 
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OMG, yes I am talking about Target at North HILLS...sorry! The OP had specifically asked about Raleigh and I didn't read BullCity's post carefully.
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:36 PM
 
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I will say, however, that if you pick up a 50cc scooter the city is very doable. There are so many nice back roads to zip through that people in cars miss.
When you say 50cc scooter, your talking about the equalvint of a moped which goes no more faster than 25-30mph correct?

Would also be doable with an electric bicycle? They go no faster then 15 to 20 miles per hour.
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