The North Carolina Department of Transportation has established a multi-year schedule for all its transportation projects—including bicycle and pedestrian-related projects—called the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). Once projects have been adopted by the Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation (DBPT) and the North Carolina Board of Transportation, they are incorporated into the STIP.

The project lists below are comprised of tables that show the following information about each project:

  • Project identification number
  • County
  • Route/City
  • Location/Description
  • Miles/kilometers
  • Cost
  • Work type
  • Funding sources
  • Amount
  • Schedule

These projects have been prioritized and are included in the TIP by division, county, and municipality. See STIP Funding Categories for more on how projects are identified as independent or incidental projects.

In its efforts to increase the safety of bicyclists in North Carolina, the Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation has undertaken many types of bicycle and pedestrian projects: construction of shared-use facilities and on-road highway improvements; safety and education programs; bicycle route designation and signing; and other projects to facilitate bicycle and pedestrian transportation. The projects described here provide a representative sample of projects that successfully address specific needs, problems or issues related to improving bicycle transportation.

Safety Projects

  • Bicycle Route Signing and Mapping - Includes background information, a description of the types of projects, typical costs, and benefits as well as a link to the Share the Road Signing Initiative.
  • Safety Projects - Includes a description of the types of safety projects, programs and initiatives undertaken by DBPT like Basics of Bicycling Program and the Bicycle Helmet Initiative, as well as available educational materials.

Off-Road Project Highlights

Off-road projects are by definition independent projects (not associated with a highway project) and include greenways, rail-trails, shared-use paths, and grade-separated treatments at barriers. The projects showcased here are those that were funded and/or designed by the Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation (DBPT). To learn more about planning and design considerations for off-road facilities, see NCDOT guidance for Multi-Use Pathways.

Location Project
Buncombe County Asheville—W.T. Weaver Boulevard Greenway
Burke County Morganton—Catawba River Greenway, Phases I, II, and III
Dare County Kill Devil Hills—Wright Brothers Memorial Bike Path, Phases I and II
Durham County Durham—American Tobacco Trail
Edgecombe County Rocky Mount—Tar River Greenway Bridge
Guilford County Greensboro—Battleground Rail Trail
Lincoln County Lincolnton—Lincolnton Rail Trail
Orange County Chapel Hill—Bolin Creek Greenway, Phases I and II
McDowell County Old Fort - Old US 70 / Point Lookout Trail
Mecklenburg County Charlotte—Mallard Creek Greenway
Swain County Nantahala Gorge—Nantahala River Greenway
Wake County Cary—Black Creek Greenway, Phase II Raleigh—Crabtree Creek Connector Greenway Raleigh—Reedy Creek Greenway System (Phase A, AA, B, and Map) Raleigh—Centennial Parkway Greenway
Wilkes County Wilkesboro, North Wilkesboro — Yadkin River Greenway, Phase I

On-Road Project Highlights

On Road Projects

Learn more on our Bicycle Facilities Guide page.

The on-road improvements described in this section include wide paved shoulders, bike lanes, wide curb lanes, grade-separated treatments at barriers, and bridge treatments. The projects showcased here include completed projects and those in progress that are funded and/or designed by the Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation. Many miles of additional bicycle improvements are made as incidental features of a scheduled highway or bridge project. Regional projects—those covering more than one county—are listed first, followed by an alphabetical listing of local projects, by county.

To learn more about a particular project, click on the name of the project, and you’ll see a project description with photos.

Location Project
Regional Projects Coastal Improvements—NC Coastal area from South Carolina to Virginia
Brunswick County Southport to Ferry Landing – NC 211, wide paved shoulders
Carteret County Emerald Isle to Atlantic Beach—NC 58, wide paved shoulders Morehead City to Atlantic Beach—Bogue Sound Bridge, bicycle safe railings
Currituck County Corolla to Dare County—NC 12, wide paved shoulders
Dare County Duck to Hatteras—NC 12, wide paved shoulders Manns Harbor to Manteo—Virginia Dare Memorial Bridge
New Hanover County Wilmington to Ft. Fisher – River Road and US 421, wide paved shoulders
Wake County Cary—High House Road, wide curb lanes Raleigh—Edwards Mill Road, bike lanes

Other Project Highlights


The Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation (DBPT), working with local governments and other agencies, has also led the way in providing auxiliary services that make it easier for people to use their bikes for transportation. Check out these sections to see how bicycles and transit can interface and how improved bicycle parking can encourage bicycle transportation.