WMPO Bicyle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Created in April 2007, the WMPO BikePed Committee advises the Transportation Advisory Committee on issues regarding bicycle and pedestrian programs, projects, policies and safety. The committee assumes the following roles: 1) promote the safe use of bicycling and walking for transportation, fitness and recretion in various ways such as promotional events & other media, 2) provide recommendations on policies that affect the development of bicycle and pedestrian facilities in the communities, 3) provide recommendations on plans that affect the development of bicycle and pedestrian facilities in the communities, 4) contribute to the development of the Long Range Transportation Plan.
The Adopted Bylaws for the Committee can be accessed here:
The current members of the WMPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee are:
|Cape Fear Public Trans. Authority
|City of Wilmington
|City of Wilmington
|NC Board of Transportation
|New Hanover County
|Town of Belville
|Town of Carolina Beach
|Town of Kure Beach
|Town of Leland
|Town of Navassa
|Town of Wrightsville Beach
|Cape Fear Cyclists
Pelican Drive/Salisbury Street Bicycle Plan for the Town of Wrightsville Beach 2009
This study consists of conceptual design plans for on- and off-road bicycle facilities along the northern corridor, which includes Pelican Drive and Salisbury Drive. These facilities will permit all bicyclists (skilled and unskilled) to travel safely and comfortably from the Heide-Trask Drawbridge to Johnnie Mercer's Pier. The final plan was adopted by the Wrightsville Beach Board of Alderman on September 10, 2009.
Full Plan ( 7.4MB)
Design Recommedations ( 5.8MB)
Walk Wilmington: A Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan 2009
in 2007, the City of Wilmington received a grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation to develop a comprehensive pedestrian plan. The final plan was adopted by Wilmington City Council on August 4, 2009. With this plan, the City of Wilmington and NCDOT hope to meet the demands for safer and more extensive pedestrian facilities, including greenways, sidewalks, and crosswalks. The comprehensive pedestrian plan will guide local, regional and state efforts to improve conditions for walking in the City of Wilmington and increase our reputation as one of the premier tourism and recreation destinations in the southeast.
Executive Summary ( 330KB)
Full Plan ( 4.4MB)
Appendices ( 1.4MB)
City of Wilmington Cross-City Trail
In 2008, the Wilmington City Council adopted the Cross-City Trail alignment. Tentative plans for the Cross-City Trail arose from the passage of the Parks and Greenspace Bond, of which $1 million was allocated for a bike-hike greenway system, and expanded through private and public partnerships and through connections to existing or funded off-road trails. The trail is anticipated to be fully constructed by the end of 2013.
Click here to visit project page
Comprehensive Bicycle Plan for Leland, NC 2008
The adopted Comprehensive Bicycle Plan for Leland, NC is now available.
Click here to view plan ( 18.4 MB)
Bicycle Facilities Study for the Blue Clay Corridor 2008
The final version of the plan for bicycle facilities along Blue Clay Road in northern New Hanover County has been completed by the consultant. The plan was adopted by the TAC on March 26, 2008.
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East Coast Greenway
In March 2007, the City of Wilmington installed East Coast Greenway directional signage along the downtown Riverwalk and the Greenfield Lake Path, capping a yearlong designation process. The East Coast Greenway aims to be the nation's first long-distance urban trail system. It is envisioned to be a 3,000-mile city-to-city corridor for cyclists, hikers, and other non-motorized users linking Maine to Florida. It will incorporate waterfront esplanades, park paths, abandoned railroad corridors, canal towpaths, and highway corridors. Already, 21% of this route is along off-road trail. For more information contact East Coast Greenway Association at 401-789-4625 or visit http://www.greenway.org/.
Click here to view officially adopted Wilmington MPO area alignment ( 1.3 MB)
Town of Wrightsville Beach Bicycle Plan 2005
The Wrightsville Beach Bicycle Plan recommends a network of bike facilities that serve the entire town. The plan considers riders of all age groups and skill levels. On-road routes link with separate bike trails along the beach to connect every corner of Wrightsville Beach. Proposed funding mechanisms are included in the implementation recommendations and a schedule of cost estimates is included in the appendix. The plan takes an ambitious first step towards making Wrightsville Beach a bike friendly community.
Click here to view plan ( 1.4 MB)