The Raleigh Relocator Podcast

Ep3: Greenway System and Connectivity: Sig Hutchinson, Wake County Commissioner

July 21, 2020 Justin Burleson, Ashley Quinn Season 1 Episode 3
The Raleigh Relocator Podcast
Ep3: Greenway System and Connectivity: Sig Hutchinson, Wake County Commissioner
Show Notes

1:20: Real estate update
11:25: Interview with Sig begins
11:58: Sig talks his relocation from Texas to Raleigh
12:36: Sig talks about meeting Triangle Greenway Council, creating open spaces and his love for mountain biking 
14:49: Sig clearly defines what a  "greenway" is
17:30: Sig talks Tobacco Trails and the "Rails to Trails" conversion project and connectivity of Wake County's greenway system
23:20: Sig explains why Wake County is second fastest growing county out of 3,000 counties in the US and why
26:40: Sig talks about Raleigh's biodiversity 
28:27: Sig dishes on the history of Dorothea Dix Park project
31:48: Sig talks transportation and  i-440 i-540 expansion
35.32: Sig talks update on corridors: railroad, Amtrack and Union Station 
38:00: Sig talks why relocators will fall in love with Wake County
48:32: Ash dishes on her top three favorite BBQ places in Wake County 

DYK that North Carolina's Mountains-to-Sea Trail stretches from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks? Made up of 28 individual trails that total more than 100 miles of paved paths, the City of Raleigh’s greenway system is perfect for walkers, joggers, runners, cyclists and skaters looking to explore. The system, which connects to the North Carolina Museum of Art, William B. Umstead State Park, area universities and more, is highlighted by the Neuse River Greenway Trail—a 27.5-mile paved path beginning at Falls Lake State Recreation Area that crosses suspension bridges and travels through wetlands and agricultural fields as it runs down the eastern edge of the city.

In this episode,  we interviewed the energetic and health advocate Wake County Commissioner Sig Hutchinson. Sig is most notable for supporting open space preservation, parks, greenways, transportation, transit in Wake County and the City of Raleigh. We had a blast interviewing Sig as he discusses why Raleigh and the Triangle area thrives as a healthy city with strategic connectivity of our greenway system.