The Draft Jamestown Comprehensive Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan is now available for review and comment by the public! This is an exciting step in the planning process and we continue to want to your feedback on all aspects of the Plan. The draft will be open for comment until Friday, August 26th via the survey link below. Following the comment period, the project team will review all feedback and make revisions before submitting to NCDOT for formal review. We anticipate bringing the final Plan to Town Council in November to be considered for adoption.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Project Overview

In September 2021, Jamestown was awarded a Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant from NCDOT. A steering committee was formed and adopted by Council on March 15, 2022. As of July 2022, there have been two steering committee meetings, one public open house, one tabling event at Music in the Park, and a public survey administered online and in person. The input collected from these engagement events guided the development of the vision and goals for Jamestown as a safe and accessible Town for bicyclists and pedestrians.  Input is being analyzed to guide the development of a prioritization process, network map, and priority projects. Six priority projects within the network are being identified that will have a significant impact in creating safe, connected, and accessible routes for people to walk, bicycle, and roll around Jamestown. Recommendations for partnerships, programs, policies, and funding sources to incorporate during plan implementation are also being identified.

 

Get involved today! Opportunities to learn more and participate in reviewing the final plan are listed below!

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Why a Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan?

In an effort to create a more walkable and bikeable community, the Town of Jamestown has embarked on a comprehensive plan to identify potential bicycle and pedestrian projects to be pursued in the future. This plan will provide an update to the Town’s 2010 Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan and will be the first plan with an emphasis on bicycling. The purpose of the plan is to provide a guide for prioritization and implementation of projects to make bicycling and walking in Jamestown more welcoming to people of all ages and abilities. To learn more about the NCDOT Bicycle and Planning Grant Program, visit this link: https://connect.ncdot.gov/municipalities/PlanningGrants/Pages/Grant-Recipients-and-Completed-Plans.aspx

What Will the Plan Cover?

This plan will provide a vision for building out a connected system of bicycle and pedestrian facilities throughout Jamestown. The plan will include bicycle and pedestrian network recommendations shown through a series of maps. From this network, the plan will prioritize projects through a data-driven process and provide clear, actionable steps for implementation. Building off the network development and public engagement, the plan will develop starter ideas for several priority projects that can serve as catalysts for expanding bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in Jamestown. These priority projects will include illustrative designs, estimated costs, and action steps for implementation. Recommendations for policies, programs, and partnerships will also be included.

How Can I Participate?

Public input opportunities will be provided at multiple events during the planning process. These include two in-person open houses and informal outdoor community engagement events. An online survey will be used to gather public input as well. See below for updated information about upcoming meetings and events.

All meetings will be held at the Civic Center unless otherwise noted.
Steering Committee Meetings:

Public Outreach Meetings

Pop-Up Events

Online Engagement

Project Timeline:

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