Pedestrians

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Pedestrian with dogsTake a walk! Greensboro is building a viable and continuous network of sidewalks and other pedestrian facilities to improve our community's overall health, safety, and welfare. Walking gets you places -- home, shopping, work, restaurants, bus stops, and more. Whether you're a casual walker, a daily walking commuter, or a serious walking enthusiast, you'll find information on this site about all of Greensboro's pedestrian facilities.

GDOT's Planning Division prioritizes and plans sidewalk installation projects, conducts pedestrian safety events, revises requirements for sidewalk installation by developers, coordinates the citizen sidewalk petition process, and maintains a digital inventory of the existing sidewalk system. One recent planning effort, the BiPed Plan, recommended more than 350 miles of new sidewalks for the Greensboro area.

Sidewalks 

Recent and planned sidewalk improvements can be found in the Transportation Project Update Newsletter of the Greensboro MPO.  

Policies - Read more details about the Greensboro Walkability Policy and the Sidewalk Installation Ordinance, both of which guide the construction of sidewalks in the City. 

Existing sidewalks - The City's Web Mapping site includes sidewalks and off-street greenways so you can see where the facilities are located before taking a walk. (After you open the viewer, choose Transportation from the Themes menu at the bottom of the screen. Then click Layers in the top right-hand corner. To turn on the Sidewalks layer, zoom in closer.)

Other Information

Read our tips on pedestrian safety and see links for more information. 

Greenways are off-street paths for people walking and bicycling, and include facilities such as the Downtown Greenway and the A&Y Greenway.