Bicycle & Pedestrian

Sawmills Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

 

Started in Fall 2020, WPCOG is developing a new Plan for the Town of Sawmills.

By Spring 2021, the Plan will recommend a vision for pedestrian and bicycle network linking area destinations, like Sawmills Elementary and Veterans Park.  Once adopted, the Plan will provide the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) local direction on the design of the funded Cajah’s Mountain Road modernization project.

The Sawmills Town Council released the Draft Plan and called for a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 6pm, at Sawmills Town Hall.  If you would like to provide any comments prior to the Public Hearing, please contact Brian Horton at 828-485-4225 or brian.horton@wpcog.org.

 

 

Hudson Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

 

Thanks to a competitive grant applied for by WPCOG and awarded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), a new Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan was developed for the Town of Hudson.  Adopted in 2020, some of the Hudson Plan recommendations are expected to be implemented immediately within the next few years, leveraging other projects, such as the funded intersection improvements of US-321 at both Pine Mountain Road and at Mount Herman Road, as well as a locally administered project to enhance pedestrian crossings of Main St (321A) in Downtown Hudson between Cedar Valley Road and Legion Road.  Other recommendations will become a guiding vision to seek out future funding opportunities and partnerships for implementation.  To learn more about the Plan, please visit www.townofhudsonnc.com/planning-department

Regional Planning

Carolina Thread Trail Master Plan for Catawba County Communities Pt. 1

Carolina Thread Trail County Status - Map

Carolina Thread Trail Master Plan for Catawba County Communities Pt. 2

Carolina Thread Trail Master Plan for Catawba County Communities Pt. 3

Visit the Carolina Thread Trail website at: www.carolinathreadtrail.org

 

Visit the NCDOT Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation at www.ncdot.gov/bikeped

 

 

The Western Piedmont Bicycle Plan (WPBP)

 

The Western Piedmont Bicycle Plan (WPBP) is intended to improve safety, access, and mobility for cyclists by developing a network of designated routes that connect municipalities and other major destinations in the region. The WPBP will identify needed improvements to existing roadways, prioritize the improvements, and develop a signage plan to mark the identified routes.

Western Piedmont Bicycle Plan - Draft

Western Piedmont Bicycle Plan Executive Summary - Draft

Western Piedmont Bicycle Plan Appendix