Current Projects

Town of Franklin, NC

BikeWalk Franklin

BikeWalk Franklin is the Town of Franklin, North Carolina’s first comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian master plan. The intent of this plan draft is to develop a network of bicycle and pedestrian facilities and provide a blueprint for transforming Franklin into a more bicycle and pedestrian friendly community, improving connectivity with a comprehensive toolbox of facility types that are appropriate for specific corridors and intersections.

This draft plan establishes priorities for facility improvements, highlights high-priority projects and those that provide unique opportunities, addresses bicycle and pedestrian safety, and provides policy recommendations to help sustain improvements in bicycle and pedestrian conditions.

This draft plan is a product of the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation, in partnership with the Town of Franklin, its elected officials, and the consultant team, with significant input and direction from the project steering committee, comprised of
stakeholders and representatives from various jurisdictions and the public.

BikeWalk Franklin builds upon existing plans, data and analysis, policy direction from various partners, significant public input, surveys, and dedicated involvement by bicycle and pedestrian advocates who continue to work with the local government and NCDOT to make sound transportation decisions
that are inclusive of all modes of transportation. » DOWNLOAD DRAFT BIKEWALK FRANKLIN DOCUMENT (PDF Format | 20 MB)

Memorial Park

Memorial Park recently underwent renovations. Part of the renovation process was a stream riparian project from a $20,000 Duke Energy grant with help from Mainspring Conservation, Macon County Soil and Water, Clark Landscaping, Wildlands Engineering and NC Fish and Wildlife. The project was broken up into 3 phases.

Phase 1 involved repairing and sloping of the river banks with matting and native live stakes and plantings.

Phase 2 included building a fence to define a mow line and native tree plantings.

Finally, phase 3 which is underway, will include a rain garden to treat parking lot runoff before entering Crawford Branch and removal of a culvert with a bridge to cross Crawford branch.

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