NCDOT needs your help during the final stages of the Great Trails State Plan. The initiative will use existing plans and recommendations to identify a network of shared-use paths and trails connecting every county in North Carolina. For this plan, “Trails” refer to shared-use paths, also known as greenways, multi-use trails, sidepaths (along roadways) and rail-trails (along rail corridors).
In Alexander County, the plan contains a trail marked Great Trails State (GTS) Segment 12E, “Hickory to Taylorsville.” (See map below.)
The department recently collected more than 11,000 responses to a public survey about the types and locations of trails they would like to see. Now, NCDOT needs your review and input of the draft network plan. You have until Dec. 4 to provide input; visit https://publicinput.com/ncgreattrailsstate then scroll down to the Division 12 section.
The state’s draft plan may be downloaded (PDF) from this link: https://publicinput.com/Customer/File/Full/9a96ff1e-1614-450a-b950-22f455ad6017