The North Carolina Statewide Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan is now available.
About the Plan
NCDOT launched this project to improve walking and bicycling conditions statewide and develop a vision for the future of bicycling and walking in North Carolina. Important tasks include reviewing the current status of bicycling and walking in this state, researching appropriate strategies for improvement, and identifying the most efficient avenues to apply those strategies.
Imagine a community where your kids can walk or bike safely to school; where your family can take an evening stroll; where you can make a quick trip to the grocery store without getting in the car. WalkBikeNC is a blueprint for improving walking and bicycling for North Carolina communities.
Walking and bicycling are two popular and universal forms of activity, yet there is a lack of access to safe places for these activities. Planning for walking and bicycling – whether for recreation, exercise or transportation – helps to create a safer, more efficient network everyone can use.
The planning process for WalkBikeNC began in July 2012 and ended with NCDOT Board of Transportation adoption in December 2013. We thank the many thousands of citizens who shared their thoughts via online media, street festival booths, focus group meetings or public workshops.
Thanks go to the various organizations that provided financial or in-kind support to the development of the plan: