Related Plans and Resources
Be A Looker (2022/ongoing): The greater Wilmington area is consistently ranked among one of the most dangerous regions in North Carolina for bike/ped safety based on collisions with motor vehicles. All of us- drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians- must be vigilant and on the lookout for one another. The BE A LOOKER PLEDGE is a commitment to embrace bicycling and walking as legitimate modes of transportation, to educate oneself on rules of the road, and to prioritize safety. Visit the site to fill in your name and email to commit to the BE A LOOKER PLEDGE.
Wilmington Pedestrian Safety Study (2022/in-development): This study analyzes crash data from 2011-2020 to understand trends and patterns in pedestrian crashes, including crash circumstances, roadway characteristics, and crash location demographics. The Walk Wilmington plan will draw upon findings of this study to help inform recommendations.
Cape Fear Moving Forward 2045 (2020): This plan will be used by federal, state, and local governments to guide transportation projects in our region over the next 25 years. It includes an evaluation of potential aviation, bicycle and pedestrian, ferry and water transportation, freight and freight rail, public transportation, and roadway projects to meet the needs of the region.
Wilmington/New Hanover County Comprehensive Greenway Plan (2013): This Countywide plan was led by Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and New Hanover County. These jurisdictions worked together to chart a plan for a regional greenway and trails network for walking, rolling, bicycling, and paddling.
WalkBikeNC: The North Carolina Statewide Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan (2012): Includes information about the many benefits of walking and bicycling related to mobility, safety, health, economy and environment.
Walk Wilmington (2009): This pedestrian plan guided Wilmington throughout the last 12 years in planning, designing, funding, and implementing pedestrian projects.
Additional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans and Resources: The Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO) website features links to plans and studies related to walking, bicycling, and trails throughout the region.