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On October 11, 2006, the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Greensboro Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) adopted the Greensboro Urban Area Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenway Master Plan (BiPed Plan), after considering comments received during the public review period. The full plan is more than 300 pages, so GDOT has created a shorter version  containing the plan's key findings, accompanied by selected maps. The full document -- chapters and appendices -- and other useful links are listed below.

The plan builds on the goals of the 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan for the MPO area, as well as local plans and policies, such as the City of Greensboro Walkability Policy, the Connections 2025 Comprehensive Plan, and the land use plans of the Guilford County and the towns of Oak Ridge, Pleasant Garden, Sedalia, Stokesdale, and Summerfield.

The plan merged two initially independent efforts: 1) the Trails and Greenways Master Plan (on behalf of the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department and funded through a grant from the Moses Cone-Wesley Long Community Health Foundation to Action Greensboro); and 2) an area-wide Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan conducted by and funded through the MPO.

MPO staff prepared and distributed BiPed Plan materials to Guilford County and the towns within the MPO area for their information in considering endorsement of the plan. The materials now serve as a general resource for all interested parties.

Plan Adoption by MPO Area Governments:

Greensboro City Council - December 19, 2006
Guilford County Board of Commissioners - June 7, 2007
Oak Ridge Town Council - January 8, 2008

Contents and Links

Download time varies for the chapters below; some may take several minutes to complete. 


Chapter 1: Introduction 

  • Overview
  • Purpose of Plan
  • Planning Process
  • Plan Goals and Objectives
  • Plan Components

Chapter 2: Existing Conditions 

  • Study Area and Overview
  • Historical Perspective
  • Community Plans
  • Demographic and Socioeconomic Characteristics
  • Trip Attractors
  • Transportation
  • Conclusion

Chapter 3: Needs Assessment 

  • Overview
  • Health and Wellness Issues
  • Non-Motorized Transportation Safety, Accessibility, and Mobility
  • Level of Service Assessment
  • Bicycle Level of Service
  • Service Radius for Greenways
  • Community Meeting and Survey Results
  • Summary and Conclusion

Chapter 4: Recommended System 

  • Overview
  • Greenway Recommendations
  • Bicycle Recommendations
  • Pedestrian Recommendations
  • Integration of the Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenway Network

Chapter 5: Program and Policy Recommendations 

  • Introduction
  • Education, Enforcement, and Encouragement Programs
  • Policy Recommendations
  • NCDOT Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation
  • Planning Projects

Chapter 6: Operations and Management 

  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Routine and Remedial Operations
  • Routine and Remedial Maintenance
  • Administrative and Jurisdictional Responsibilities
  • Cost of the Operations and Maintenance Program
  • Funding the Operations and Maintenance Program
  • Other Operations and Maintenance Resources

Chapter 7: Implementation 

  • Overview
  • Prioritization of Projects
  • Opportunities and Strategies
  • Action Steps
  • Establishing Performance Measures
  • Implementation of the Greenway Network
  • Bicycle and pedestrian Facility Development


Appendix A: UNC-Greensboro Survey Results 

Appendix B: Summary of Public Input 
Full Public Invovement Appendix - this provides complete summaries of two public involvement
efforts: an online survey, and a series of public meetings and workshops.

Appendix C: Design Guidelines 

Appendix D: Funding 

Appendix E: Bicycle Level of Service Model Description 

Appendix F: City of Greensboro Sidewalk Construction Program  

Appendix G: September 2006 Public Comment Summary and Response 

Related Planning Documents 

2035 Long Range Transportation Plan - the MPO's long-term look at planned transportation improvements in the Greensboro area 

Connections 2025 Comprehensive Plan - the City's long-term land-use plan

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