Public Input Needed: NC Bicycle Route System Update

North Carolina’s bicycle route system was developed in response to the 1974 Bicycle and Bikeway Act. The system was created on roads across North Carolina that were safer for bicycling, designating a network of “bicycling highways” that provided access to small towns, state parks, historic sites and other points of interest. These routes generally parallel the major highways along which cyclists often wish to travel but offer a more lightly traveled alternative than the busy, major roads that are familiar to most people.

Given the extensive development that has occurred across North Carolina since the 1970’s and associated changes to the roadway network, the N.C. Department of Transportation recognized the need to re-evaluate and update the state bike route system in 2013, as part of the statewide bicycle and pedestrian plan, called WalkBikeNC​.

​NCDOT is now initiating another update to the route system, based on a more current review of existing and planned bicycle facilities throughout the state.  The public is invited to help identify additional potential changes to the system, based on recent roadway projects, local planning, and local knowledge and understanding of the routes.  To provide input, please visit the NCDOT State Bike Route System Public Input Map.  Input will be accepted until March 14, 2022.

N.C. Bike Route System website

February 2022 KTCOG Newsletter

The February 2022 Kerr-Tar COG Newsletter is here!  Click HERE or on the image to read.

In this issue:

  • Board Member Spotlight:  Michael Williford
  • Staff Spotlight:  James Cunningham
  • 2022 Senior Games
  • RAAC Meeting
  • COVID Grants for Food & Services
  • Henderson Walk With Ease
  • Vaccination Support
  • Coronavirus Recover Funds
  • NC Parks & Rec Trust Fund Grants
  • EV Driver Spotlight
  • Anti-Idling Billboard
  • NC Ethics Commission
  • City of Roxboro Pocket Park
  • Comprehensive Plan Updates
  • NCDOT Bike Helmet Initiative
  • NCWorks Success Story
  • Workforce Development Board Meeting
  • Franklin County Job Fair
  • Golden LEAF SITE Program
  • National Podcast featuring Local Planning Director
  • Watch for Me NC
  • Save the Date:  Economic Development Summit

2022 Senior Games Registration Packet

It’s here!  The 2022 KTAAA Senior Games Registration Packet is now available!  Printed packets are in the works, but if you can’t wait, you’re welcome to check it out online.  We have also provided a fillable form that you can type right into.  (Note:  You can’t save a fillable form, so be sure to print it off.)

Click HERE for the 2022 KTAAA Senior Games Registration Packet

Click HERE for fillable registration forms