RALEIGH – North Carolina saw significant improvements to bicycle, pedestrian, public transit and our multimodal transportation network in 2022.
The following are a few of this year’s highlights for the N.C. Department of Transportation’s
Integrated Mobility Division (IMD), the unit that oversees the state’s bicycle, pedestrian and public transit programs:
- The division was awarded nearly $25 million in Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity, or
RAISE, grants. The money will pay to transform a busy corridor in Rutherford County to improve mobility for bicyclists, pedestrians and public transit users. The grants will also fund the planning and preliminary design of mobility hubs in seven central North Carolina communities along the S-Line passenger rail corridor. The mobility hubs bring together public transportation, bicycle, pedestrian and ride sharing services in one location so people can get where they need to go without a private vehicle. The goal is for people to be able to hop off the train at a mobility hub and catch a bus or walk to a local restaurant or bike to work.
- The division released updated guidance on the agency’s Complete Streets policy, which requires transportation projects to include appropriate multimodal facilities when bicycle, pedestrian and transit needs are identified. IMD staff reviewed over 450 transportation projects in 2022 to identify multimodal needs and ensure projects are scoped properly to address those needs.
- The division released a
web-based tool that helps identify areas of disadvantage as part of NCDOT’s effort to eliminate disparities for the state’s nearly 1 million people without a vehicle. The N.C. Equity and Transportation Disadvantage Screening Tool was created to help inform decisions that will improve disadvantaged communities’ access to transportation.