The transportation system serving the GroWNC study area has been (and will continue to be) greatly influenced by the region’s geographic features/topography, especially the mountainous terrain. Historically, settlements developed along rivers and in the relatively flat valleys they created. Travel routes also located in these corridors, both to serve individual settlements and to connect distant destinations.
Existing plans, data, and studies were collected, analyzed, and synthesized into an Existing Conditions Report for each topic. Here is a link to the Transportation Chapter if you’d like to read more. Workgroups were formed around each topic area to review existing conditions, identify issues and goals, and recommend strategies. To learn more about the background of this topic, read the Existing Conditions Report and review the workgroup’s meeting notes and related information on the workgroup’s webpage. The goals identified by all the workgroups are listed in the GroWNC Regional Plan on pages 29-37.
|AC2.1: Work with MPO, RPO, transit operators, and NCDOT to implement a regional mobility/call center. This center could improve coordination of route and system effectiveness while reaching more people.||Read more »|
|AC3.3: Identify and prioritize studies for freight, intermodal centers, modal split, and rail improvements.||Read more »|
|AC1.1: Use the MPO/RPO process to advance pedestrian and bike priorities and increase funding levels for pedestrian and bike projects in the Transportation Improvement Process.||Read more »|
|AC1.4: Preserve and improve existing pedestrian and bicycle facilities to create safe routes to transit centers, bus stops, schools, and other key community destinations. Identify and eliminate gaps, barriers, and safety hazards.||Read more »|
|AC1.6: Organize and hold a regional greenways conference to build capacity and increase coordination among those developing greenways in the region.||Read more »|