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 may include promoting healthy active lifestyles, diversifying the regional economy, developing tourism resources, and promoting the region as a destination. The project will identify key routes, connections, opportunities, and obstacles, and it will prioritize 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 includes 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 are outlined below:
Ongoing: Public Outreach
Spring/Summer 2019: Project Kick-Off & Existing Conditions
Fall/Winter 2019/2020: Draft Plan Development & Review
Spring 2020: Final Plan Development & Presentations
Steering Committee & Stakeholders
The plan is guided by a Steering Committee representing a range of perspectives, and will draw upon a large group of stakeholders for input throughout the process, including, but not limited to:
Committee Meeting Notes