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for Independent Weekly Vol. 27 Issue 5, February 2010
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Raleigh’s City Council is planning to review the Hillsborough Street plan and include bike lanes in the plan. The state Department of Transportation will have the final say as the street is a state road. The DoT has said the original plan without bike lanes is safer. Cycling enthusiasts are lobbying for the change to make Raleigh and downtown transportation more bike-friendly.
The state-wide smoking ban in restaurants and bars is proving difficult to enforce. The Legislature gave no money for enforcement and the NC Division of Public Health does not have the manpower to enforce the law. Currently, citizens and business owners are the ones enforcing the law. A look at how the counties in the Triangle area will attempt to enforce the ban with their budgets is explored.
The North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival is expanding its events over the course of a month for its 10th anniversary. The festival includes improvisational comedy, sketch comedy, standup comedy, and film. The festival is attempting to educate comedians and teach them the “business side” of the industry.