City of Mount Holly Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan
This Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan will guide the City of Mount Holly, NCDOT, and other local and regional partners in improving the existing infrastructure and constructing new facilities for pedestrians in Mount Holly and fostering a ‘walking culture’ through the development of related programs and policies.
NCDOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant Initiative
In 2012, the City of Mount Holly 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. Beyond physical improvements, this Plan also outlines polices and programs to help encourage people to walk more often, drive more safely, and to grow as a community with the needs of pedestrians taken into full consideration._
The Planning Process has kicked off!
First Steering Committee Meeting
On Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 the Steering Committee kicked-off the Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan and established the City's goals to guide the planning process. A summary of meeting discussion points can be accessed HERE.
Second Steering Committee Meeting
A second Steering Committee meeting occurred on March 19, 2013. A summary of meeting discussion points can be accessed HERE.
Third Steering Committee Meeting
A third Steering Committee meeting occurred on May 8, 2013. A summary of meeting discussion points can be accessed HERE.
Community Outreach Events
The project team has planned for two public engagement events. The first public meeting occurred on March 19, 2013. The second public engagement event occurred on May 11, 2013 at the Mount Holly Springfest.
An online survey has been developed as a tool to obtain input from the community. Feedback received through the submission of the survey will be used as part of the development of recommendations in the Plan.
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.