This page on the 2006 BiPed Plan is provided for informational purposes only. For the bicycle and pedestrian plan that is currently in effect for the Greensboro MPO, please visit the BiPed Plan Update page.
In October 2006 the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Greensboro Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) adopted the first Greensboro Urban Area Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenway Master Plan (BiPed Plan). Covering the entire Greensboro MPO including the City of Greensboro, the Towns of Oak Ridge, Pleasant Garden, Sedalia, Stokesdale, Summerfield, and much of unincorporated Guilford County, the plan provided the vision for a focused effort to develop and maintain an integrated bicycle, pedestrian, and greenway network; improve transportation safety for pedestrians and cyclists; promote public health and wellness and access to outdoor landscapes; and promote community goals for land use, enhanced livability, and economic competitiveness.
The plan built on the goals of several related plans and policies at the time, including the 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan for the MPO area, the City of Greensboro Walkability Policy, the Connections 2025 Comprehensive Plan, and the land use plans of the Guilford County and the MPO Towns.
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.
Much was accomplished in the Greensboro MPO area with the implementation of the BiPed Plan, as described in the 2015 BiPed Plan Update. A BiPed Scorecard was created which highlights of the resources committed and progress completed since 2006:
In addition to being adopted by the MPO, the 2006 BiPed Plan was adopted by the Greensboro City Council in December 2006; the Guilford County Board of Commissioners in June 2007; and the Oak Ridge Town Council in January 2008.
The full document, including appendices, is provided below in separate documents for easier downloading and review. For further information about the BiPed Plan and bicycle and pedestrian projects in the Greensboro MPO, please contact us.
Contents and Links
Download time varies for the chapters below; some may take several minutes to complete.
Chapter 1: Introduction
- 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
Chapter 3: Needs Assessment
- 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
- Greenway Recommendations
- Bicycle Recommendations
- Pedestrian Recommendations
- Integration of the Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenway Network
Chapter 5: Program and Policy Recommendations
- 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
- 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