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Davidson Moves Mobility Plan

by | Feb 9, 2018 | Bottom Right Red Box, News

The town kicked off the Davidson Moves Mobility Plan with a Thursday afternoon stroll down Main Street with Walter Kulash, one of the innovators of the smart and livable transportation movement. (Bill Giduz photo)

The town kicked off the Davidson Moves Mobility Plan with a Thursday afternoon stroll down Main Street with Walter Kulash, one of the innovators of the smart and livable transportation movement. Kulash will offer his observations on what we have done to enhance mobility in town (use of “sharrows” to encourage sharing the road, bike lanes, flashing beacons, etc.) and point out areas for improvement (increase the number of bus stops and create shelters there, among many other options).

The Plan will involve citizens over the next few months in looking at innovative solutions, projects, and programs to help residents move in town on foot, bike, car, and transit.

This community-driven effort to create The Davidson Moves Mobility Plan will also serve as a Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) that evaluates moving people around town and will provide actionable items such as recommendations, timelines, costs, and funding sources for projects to help the town manage, sustain, and improve the town’s transportation infrastructure. After a bid process, a committee of community leaders, transportation professionals, and town staff selected consultant Alta Planning + Design to help develop the plan.

Kulash worked with the town in 2003 on the Connectivity Plan and Traffic Calming Plan, and he will let the town know how we have been doing since then to create and maintain a walkable community. His time in town will be an effective way for members of our community to ask questions, share observations, and interact with one of the nation’s leading experts in transportation.

For more information about the schedule and to learn how to participate, go to the Davidson Moves Mobility website.

Bill Giduz

Bill Giduz was the son who followed his father’s footsteps into journalism. He has been involved his entire life with news and photography in schools he attended and jobs he’s held. He believes now that he’s got a few good years left to devote to The News of Davidson.

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