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Aberdeen Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan
Posted Date:
10/6/2011

In September of this year, the Aberdeen Board of Commissioners formally adopted a Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan produced in part through a grant made available by NC DOT. In doing so, Aberdeen moves one big step closer to its vision of providing its citizens with more areas for safe and enjoyable walking. Specific goals include:

  • Create walkable spaces
  • Provide pedestrian connectivity and access throughout Town
  • Connect the Downtown to Aberdeen Lake Park
  • Provide pedestrian connectivity and access to lower income communities
  • Provide pedestrian roadway crossings especially in the downtown, shopping, and school areas
  • Control and enforce traffic speeds to create a calmer walking environment
  • Provide safe pedestrian facilities, treatments and programs to make it safe for children to walk to school
  • Develop education and encouragement programs to facilitate safe walking
  • Provide for pedestrian user groups of all ages and abilities
  • Provide walkways for both transportation and recreation needs
  • Connect to surrounding municipalities, regional trails, Weymouth Woods, the All American Trail and Paint Hill Preserve
  • Address the growing obesity issue through the fostering of healthy lifestyles and active living
  • Create a more economically vibrant community, partly through making Aberdeen more attractive and walkable
  • Provide multi-use trails where both bicyclists and pedestrians can be served
  • Provide walking access to safe and healthy food sources
  • Reduce the Town’s general auto dependency
  • Reduce the number of pedestrian related auto collisions
  • Increase miles of off-road greenway trails

We now look forward to the development of a companion Bicycle Plan. Look for news of events and meetings on the Town website – we want your input!


 

Town of Aberdeen  -  115 N. Poplar Street, Post Office Box 785  -  Aberdeen, NC 28315  -  Phone: 910-944-1115
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