Purpose of the Community Pedestrian Plan
The Pedestrian Master Plan will guide Fuquay-Varina, NCDOT, and other local and regional partners in improving infrastructure for pedestrians in Fuquay-Varina and fostering a more active and pedestrian-friendly culture through related programs and policies.
NCDOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant Initiative
In 2012, Fuquay-Varina was awarded a matching grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant Initiative. The purpose of the grant is to encourage municipalities to develop comprehensive bicycle plans and pedestrian plans. This program has assisted more than 100 North Carolina communities and is administered through NCDOT’s Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation (DBPT).
This Plan combines past planning efforts with new research and analysis, and includes public input. The result is a complete, up-to-date framework for moving forward with tangible pedestrian improvements, complimented by a series of programmatic recommendations to educate and encourage pedestrians and motorists in Fuquay-Varina.
Public Workshop on January 9th
A public workshops was held at the Fuquay-Varina Town Hall on Thursday, January 9th to present recommendations included in the Community Pedestrian Master Plan. Town staff was present and answered questions from residents who came to the workshop.
Pedestrian Planning Processes Kicks-off!
On May 28th, 2013, the Steering Committee kicked-off the Pedestrian Master Plan and developed a vision statement and goals to guide the planning process.
The second Steering Committee meeting was held on July 23rd, 2013. The committee discussed existing pedestrian conditions in Fuquay-Varina, public engagement strategies, and ideas for pedestrian programs that could be implemented in Fuquay-Varina.
The third Steering Committee meeting took place on September 24th, 2013. The project consultant team presented the draft plan to the Steering Committee and provided informational project boards that displayed key elements of the plan. Committee members reviewed the plan recommendations and asked questions, provided comments, and offered feedback to incorporate into the final plan.
Community Outreach Events
The first public outreach event during the Independence Day celebration at South Park was a huge success! Residents stopped by the booth when they arrived at the event and provided input on maps, filled out public comment forms, took project information cards and discussed project details with the consulting team. The team also went out into the crowds throughout the event to discuss the project and handed out project information cards. Many thanks to Jonathon Cox and the Parks and Recreation Department for helping making the Pedestrian Master Plan booth possible.
Walk Friendly Communities
Walk Friendly Communities is a national recognition program developed to encourage towns and cities across the U.S. to establish or recommit to a high priority for supporting safer walking environments. Read more about Walk Friendly Communities HERE.