Draft Proposed Regional Network
This matches the recommendations featured in the Draft Plan Report. The focus of much of the "on-road" network is on rural roadways with low traffic volumes. These are generally proposed as signed bike routes, ideally with paved shoulder improvements. Bicycle lanes, shared-lane markings, and other facilities are also recommended in the on-road network, and many of them are featured in the draft plan's project cut-sheets (Chapter 3). Another type of recommendation is for the long-term development of long-distance greenway trails and sidepaths, such as the East Coast Greenway and proposed “rail-to-trail” projects. These are shown in the map as part of the proposed "off-road" network.
Draft Bicycle Suitability Map
The map linked below was generated using roadway data such as traffic volumes, roadway widths, and other factors to begin defining suitability for bicycling. This data, however, only tells part of the story. Please review and comment on this map, based on your own knowledge of riding conditions in the area. The goal is to eventually use this data to show bicyclists a level of comfort that can be expected when riding different roadways in the Cape Fear Region today. Please review and add your comments to help make it as accurate as it can be.