Davidson Mobility Plan
The Davidson Mobility Plan: Our Comprehensive Transportation Plan
In August 2019, the Board of Commissioners adopted the Davidson Mobility Plan. The Mobility Plan is a local comprehensive transportation plan (CTP) that provides a town-wide vision for projects, policies, and programs to manage congestion and improve multimodal travel within and through town. This plan addresses the challenge before Davidson of maintaining its quality of life while dealing with the growth pressures of the region. The vision of the Mobility Plan is to provide a balance and connected network of comfortable facilities for pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders, and drivers.
To achieve the plan's vision, the document includes recommendations for policies, programs, and projects to encourage Davidsonians to think differently about mobility. This plan formed from extensive public engagement, feedback, and analysis over an 18-month process.
Davidson will provide a balanced and connected network of comfortable facilities for pedestrian, cyclists, transit rider, and drivers; where mobility options are efficient, safe, and convenient; and where Complete Street design is prioritized in all roadway and development projects.
Before the Davidson Mobility Plan, there was a wide array of transportation-related plans, but no consolidated document that identified all current transportation needs and how all modes work together.
The Town of Davidson is currently home to approximately 15,000 residents, and home to Davidson College (1,770 students, 600 employees), MSC Industrial Supply Company (420 employees) and Ingersoll Rand (1,500 employees). Davidson is located 20 miles north of Charlotte along Interstate 77, bordered on the west by Lake Norman and on the east by rural farms and residential areas. Good schools, historic architecture, a thriving downtown and the idyllic academic setting have resulted in increased development pressures both locally and regionally. The Town of Davidson has made a commitment to addressing development pressures through thoughtful design and the implementation of smart growth principles - and has been recognized both statewide and nationally for its planning efforts.
In coming years, the roadway network in Davidson will continue to see high numbers of daily trips, while development beyond Davidson's jurisdiction will place more strain on the town's transportation infrastructure. This plan provides new and innovate solutions, incorporated with planned enhancements to existing infrastructure, to help manage this growth.
Mobility Plan Development Timeline:
August, 27th, 2019 - Town Board Presentation - Plan Adopted.
June 24th, 2019 - Planning Board Presentation
June 18th, 2019 - Livability Board Presentation
June 14th, 2019 - Final Draft of Mobility Plan Received
March 15th 2019 - Public Comment Deadline
February 26th, 2019 - Town Board Presentation
February 25th, 2019- Joint Livability / Planning Board Meeting
June 14th, 2019 - Draft Mobility Plan
May 24th, 2018 - Charrette Day 3
May 23rd, 2018 - Charrette Day 2
May 22nd, 2018 - Charrette Day 1
May 22nd, 2018 - Bicycle Tour
May 21st, 2018 - Walking Tour 4
May 19th, 2018 - Walking Tour 3
May 18th, 2018 - Walking Tour 1 & 2
May 10th, 2018 - Mobility Plan Presentation 2: Roads, Bicycles, and Pedestrians
May 5th, 2018 - Table event at the Farmer's Market and Town Day
May 3rd, 2018 - Table event at Davidson College
April 16th, 2018 - Mobility Plan Presentation 1: Future Transportation and Transit
February 20th, 2018 - Stakeholder Interviews
February 8th, 2018 - Community Conversation and Walking Tour
January 29, 2018 - Mobility Plan Steering Committee Meeting
December 13, 2017 - NCDOT Approval to begin project received.
November 2017 - Mobility Plan Scope submitted to NCDOT for Approval
August 16, 2017 - Alta Planning Selected as consultant for Mobility Plan.
August 4, 2017 - Mobility Plan RFP Review Committee Meeting.
June 19, 2017 - RFP Released.
June 30, 2017 - RFP received for Davidson Mobility Plan. Two applications were received (VHB and Alta Planning).
June 12, 2017 - Town of Davidson announces a request for proposals for the Davidson Mobility Plan.
March 16, 2017 - Town of Davidson receives funding from the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) for the Davidson Mobility Plan.
September 9, 2016 - The Town of Davidson applied for Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) to fund the Davidson Mobility Plan.