2018 Comprehensive Transportation Plan
2018 Comprehensive Transportation Plan Overview
The Wake Forest Comprehensive Transportation Plan will accomplish several objectives and innovations in 2018, with final adoption planned for August 2019:
Consolidate and update four major planning documents that cover transportation, greenways, walking, and biking.
Create a new type of accessible plan that is designed to be read and explored, including interactive on-line content.
Develop concept designs for "hot spots" around town.
Revisit key policies embedded in the Town's ordinance; state-level initiatives; and acknowledge the impact of technology on how we move in, to, and around Wake Forest.
February 2018 - collect data, form steering committee, review existing / past plans, launch website
May 2018 - first project symposium, complete first survey, begin existing conditions + directions report
August 2018 - complete existing conditions + directions report, develop preliminary recommendations
May 2019 - present draft concepts at second symposium, launch second survey, results will help guide refinements
August 2019 - finalize draft; prepare and present final report to Town Commissioners for adoption
- May 23, 2018 - The Town of Wake Forest offered area residents two opportunities to share their transportation-related issues and concerns. As part of the process of developing the 2018 Comprehensive Transportation Plan, the Town will hosted back-to-back public meetings at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St. from 4-5:30 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m., the two sessions had identical formats, so area residents had the option of attending at the time they prefer. The results of the public meeting can be viewed by choosing the appropriate link on the left. More>>
May 16, 2019 - Public Meeting #2 will review the results of the recommendations for all transportation modes based on quantitative data and prior public input. The meeting will be held Renaissance Centre from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
2018 Comprehensive Transportation Plan Survey
The Town of Wake Forest is in the process of developing a âComprehensive Transportation Planâ to address all modes of transportation, including driving, walking, biking and transit. As part of that effort, the Town conducted an online survey to gather input from area residents to help direct transportation planning efforts. Survey input ended on May 31, 2018. The results of this survey can be viewed by choosing the appropriate link on the left.
Scroll down to see our blog posts about transportation from around here and from around the country. We'll add more as time goes on, but tell us what you would like to see and we'll research it for future posts.
Health & Walking
There are now so many articles reporting on research about the health benefits of walking more often that another one seems overkill. But Real Simple magazine hits all the highlights in their article: attention, disease prevention, and even touches on the economic aspects.
Completing the Street
Complete streets are places where people from 8 to 80 can travel by car, foot, bike, or bus. The Fall 2017 issue of InTransition covers a lot of ground in an easily readable and informative way.
Comprehensive Transportation Planning Committee
Mayor Vivian Jones
Commissioner Anne Reeve
Ray Boylston, Heritage
Alan Gibson, Heritage HOA
Ellen Turco, Historic District Commission
Brad Walker, Holding Village
Deanna Welker, Greenway Advisory Board
Mark Marley, Traditions
Scott Poole, Downtown, Inc.
Colleen Sharpe, Planning Board
Subir Mukherjee, West Wake Forest
Al Merritt, East End
Zee Khan, Technology Advisory Board
Karen Mallo, St. Ives