National Rural Transportation Peer Learning
Conference
December 4, 2014
Cincinnati, Ohio
Hello and Thank You for Joining Us!
Where in the World?
PAMLICO
CRAVEN
CARTERET
JONES
ONSLOW
Major Players
 NCDOT Bike/Ped and Divisions 2&3
 Down East RPO
 Jacksonville MPO
 Five County Governments
 Ten+ ...
Why in the World Create a
Regional Bike Plan Here?
These ingredients:
 Ten existing municipal bike plans within the re...
How in the World?
 Geometrics (roadway width, pavement quality, intersections, curves)
 Traffic Conditions (volume, sp...
The Results (all 140+ miles)
Ferry Ride!!!
And for Riders Like Me
New
Bern
Oriental
Havelock
Swansboro
EI
Morehead
City Beaufort
AB
The East Coast Greenway
New
Bern
Oriental
Havelock
Swansboro
EI
Morehead
City Beaufort
AB
So What Now?
 Implementation through adoption of the Plan
 Continuation of the Working group through the RPO
 Priori...
Bicycle Map / Brochure
 Created to show existing conditions and
regional route and to shamelessly market
the region
T...
The Croatan Trails Plan
 Created in tandem with the Bicycle Plan to determine
an expanded trail system that would ultim...
The Croatan Trails Plan
The Croatan Trails Plan
The Challenges
 Water Water Everywhere (not to mention bridges)
 Drainage Ditches and Roadway Design
 The Strategic ...
The Rewards
 A More Bicycle Friendly North Carolina
 Greater Transportation Alternatives
 A more active, healthy pop...
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Regional Bike and Hike Plans: The Story of the Croatan Region in Eastern NC

Presentation by Rob Will, Eastern Carolina Council of Governments, at the 2014 National Rural Transportation Conference
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Published in: Government & Nonprofit      
Source: www.slideshare.net


Transcripts - Regional Bike and Hike Plans: The Story of the Croatan Region in Eastern NC

  • 1. National Rural Transportation Peer Learning Conference December 4, 2014 Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 2. Hello and Thank You for Joining Us!
  • 3. Where in the World? PAMLICO CRAVEN CARTERET JONES ONSLOW
  • 4. Major Players  NCDOT Bike/Ped and Divisions 2&3  Down East RPO  Jacksonville MPO  Five County Governments  Ten+ Municipal Governments  East Coast Greenway Reps  Area Bike Shops and Clubs
  • 5. Why in the World Create a Regional Bike Plan Here? These ingredients:  Ten existing municipal bike plans within the region  Coastal East Coast Greenway (Maine to Florida) route  Statewide Bicycle Routes  The Croatan National Forest in the Center  Strong draw for tourists Created a GREAT opportunity to look at cycling on a Regional Scale
  • 6. How in the World?  Geometrics (roadway width, pavement quality, intersections, curves)  Traffic Conditions (volume, speed, and truck traffic)  Appropriateness (directness, scenery, services)  Use of Existing Plans (regional and secondary routes are meant to support local plans)  Existing State Bike Routes  Destinations (regionally important attractions, lodging)  Target Rider (who is the design bicyclist)  Bike Routes for Area Events (the MS Ride, Cycle NC, others)  Regional Connectivity to the ECG  Public Input Sessions and a Steering Committee
  • 7. The Results (all 140+ miles) Ferry Ride!!!
  • 8. And for Riders Like Me New Bern Oriental Havelock Swansboro EI Morehead City Beaufort AB
  • 9. The East Coast Greenway New Bern Oriental Havelock Swansboro EI Morehead City Beaufort AB
  • 10. So What Now?  Implementation through adoption of the Plan  Continuation of the Working group through the RPO  Prioritization of High Priority Improvements  Coordination with the NCDOT Divisions  Signage and Wayfinding  Marketing… which brings us to..
  • 11. Bicycle Map / Brochure  Created to show existing conditions and regional route and to shamelessly market the region Take one with you  Also contains information on hiking in the Croatan National Forest, which is a whole different plan…
  • 12. The Croatan Trails Plan  Created in tandem with the Bicycle Plan to determine an expanded trail system that would ultimately connect to the Mountains to Sea Trail (MST), a hiking trail from the Smokey’s to Jockey’s Ridge.  Consisted of a smaller Steering Committee and the National Forest Ranger and Staff  Focused on off-road (or forest road) connections
  • 13. The Croatan Trails Plan
  • 14. The Croatan Trails Plan
  • 15. The Challenges  Water Water Everywhere (not to mention bridges)  Drainage Ditches and Roadway Design  The Strategic Highway Corridors  Changing of Policies and Thought Processes
  • 16. The Rewards  A More Bicycle Friendly North Carolina  Greater Transportation Alternatives  A more active, healthy population

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