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.



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

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

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Visit the NCDOT Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation at



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.

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Western Piedmont Bicycle Plan - Draft

Western Piedmont Bicycle Plan Executive Summary - Draft

Western Piedmont Bicycle Plan Appendix

The Western Piedmont Council of Governments shall serve all local government members in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba Counties with professional, cost-effective assistance on a variety of local, regional, state and federal issues and programs.

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