Background & Purpose
The Fayetteville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO) was awarded a planning grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to develop a regional comprehensive bicycle transportation plan. The overall goal of the Project 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 Sandhills Regional Bicycle Plan covers Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Scotland and Robeson Counties and parts of Bladen and Sampson Counties.
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 timeframe for these and other steps are outlined below:
Ongoing: Public Outreach
Spring/Summer 2018: Project Kick-Off & Existing Conditions
Fall/Winter 2018/2019: Draft Plan Development & Review
Winter/Spring 2019: Final Plan Development & Review
Spring 2019: Final Presentations & Begin Implementation
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:
Are you interested in joining the steering committee, or is your group interested in being interviewed as a stakeholder? Contact us here!