Background & Purpose
The Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC) was awarded grant funds from the North Carolina Department of Transportation Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation to develop a regional comprehensive bicycle transportation plan.
The PTRC provides technical assistance to local governments and facilitates partnerships toward regional goals.
The overall goal of the Yadkin Valley Regional Bike Plan is to provide a framework for NCDOT and local governments to enhance bicycling as a mode of transportation for residents and visitors alike, improving access, connectivity, and safety.
Additional goals include promoting healthy active lifestyles, diversifying the regional economy, developing tourism resources, and promoting the region as a destination. The project identifies key routes, connections, opportunities, and obstacles, and prioritizes areas for future implementation.
The Yadkin Valley Regional Bicycle Plan covers Surry, Stokes, Yadkin, Forsyth, and Davie counties as well as parts of Iredell County.
The planning process included input from the public,
participation and direction from project stakeholders (see list below), and public presentations of draft and final plans. The time frame for these and other steps ran from early 2019 through mid-2020.
Steering Committee & Stakeholders
The plan was guided by a Steering Committee representing a range of perspectives, and drew upon a large group of stakeholders for input throughout the process, including, but not limited to:
Committee Meeting Notes