Town of Holly Springs, North Carolina, Pedestrian Transportation Plan
Award > American Planning Association, North Carolina Chapter, 2008 Marvin Collins Outstanding Planning Award, Brian Benson Award Category, Comprehensive Planning, Small Community
Project Description > Greenways Incorporated prepared the Holly Springs Pedestrian Plan for the Town of Holly Springs as part of a grant from the NCDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant Initiative. GWI conducted a significant public participation effort with the Town of Holly Springs which included an online survey, survey mailings, and two public meetings, one of which included setting up a tent in an active public park on a Saturday to intercept families. Special effort was taken to incorporate all existing and planned sidewalks and greenways into a comprehensive map. Pedestrian network recommendations were made where gaps in the existing system were found and to connect such trip attractors as Downtown, schools, shopping centers, and parks.
Because Holly Springs is such a rapidly-growing community, GWI focused on policy and ordinance development for residential and commercial sites, regional connectivity, and connectivity to planned development. All major roadway intersections were assessed and completely described for pedestrian conditions and recommendations were made for their improvement. An interconnected system of both on-road sidewalks and off-road trails was recommended with an assessment of all opportunities and constraints.