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Four-Day Charrette for Davidson Mobility Plan Postponed

by | Mar 3, 2018 | Bottom Left Box, News

The four-day charrette, originally scheduled for March 5-8 as part of the creation of the Davidson Mobility Plan, has been postponed to allow for more citizen input. A new date for the charrette has yet to be selected.

A charrette is a collaborative session in which a group of designers draft solutions to a problem based on stakeholder and community input. Members of the community interested in transportation are invited to stop by the design studio throughout the week.

“After initial community participation in this process, we received feedback from citizens requesting more information and the opportunity for more walks around town to examine areas that need improvements,” said Senior Planner and Davidson Mobility Plan Project Manager Travis Johnson. “We have decided to slow the mobility plan process, which will enable us to gather more citizen feedback.”

For more information, please visit our website and subscribe to the Davidson Mobility Plan eCrier list — simply enter your email address and click on the small grey envelope to the left of “Davidson Mobility Plan.”

For more information, please contact Senior Planner Travis Johnson at [email protected] or 704-940-9639.

The Mobility Plan will serve as a Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) – something the town does not currently have. CTPs are used to better position the town to secure grant funding for transportation-related projects, but also prioritize infrastructure projects and policies identified by the community.

This will be the first plan to look at all four modes of transportation simultaneously: walking, cycling, driving, and transit. The town needs to plan for cars, as well as cyclists, pedestrians, and transit to make improvements as congestion continues to increase.

There will be a number of opportunities for the public to engage in the coming months. The website includes details on this plan and ways to get involved, including:

blog posts,
wiki mapping,
walking tours to see areas that need improvement,
on-the-street interviews,
stakeholder interviews, and
a four-day charrette — new dates TBD.

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