Pedestrian Plan Status Updates

Update, November 18, 2015:

At the November 18, 2015, Chris DeWitt and Margaret Kubilins (VHB) presented an update to the Duck Town Council on Pedestrian Improvement plans and the Duck Trail Side Street Crossing Safety Plan, including an update on data collection from surveys, an overview of the preliminary layout, schematic designs, a trail crossings assessment, the funding schedule and more. Click here to view slides from the presentation. A video of the November 18 Town Council meeting is available on the Town of Duck YouTube Channel DuckPR.

Update, March 25, 2015:

Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan Surveyors to Collect Data Along Duck Road

As you travel along Duck Road this spring, you may notice various colors of spray paint along the roadway.  The Town of Duck is proceeding with the engineering design phase of the pedestrian improvements in the recently adopted Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan.  A copy of the plan can be found on the Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan webpage.  This work began in February and for several more weeks you can expect to see personnel from TSC Surveying, GET Solutions, and Accumark working along Duck Road and into the adjacent yards and lawns to collect the necessary data for the project. At no time will any personnel require access to any residence or business. These personnel will be collecting data on topographic and boundary survey, soils testing, and underground utility locating for use in the design of the proposed pedestrian improvements.

Update, January 21, 2015: 

The Duck Town Council authorized the Town Manager to execute an agreement with VHB Engineering of NC (VHB) to develop plans, specifications, and bidding documents specifically related to infrastructure improvements in the village-commercial area. View the improvements identified in the Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan document.

Update, September 11, 2014:

On Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., the Town Council of the Town of Duck will conduct a public hearing on the following item:

Town of Duck Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan

The Town of Duck Town Council will hold a public hearing and receive comments on the final draft Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan (CPP).  The CPP is a long range planning document that recommends improvements to the multi-modal transportation system within the Town. Please click here to review the final draft. (It is a large file; therefore, you will need to download the PDF.)  The plan identifies project costs, implementation priorities and action items that will assist the Town of Duck with the implementation of suggested infrastructure improvements, public outreach and education and policy actions. A steering committee was formed to guide the CPP planning process, which was comprised of representatives from the Town of Duck business community, residents, community planners and elected officials, as well as Town contracted consultants and representatives from NCDOT. The final draft CPP has been reviewed and approved by NCDOT and NCDOT Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation. The Town of Duck Town Council will hold a public hearing and accept comments on the plan prior to considering a resolution to formally adopt the plan.

Any person may appear or be represented by an agent to present comments on these items.  Written comments may be submitted to the Town Council, Town of Duck, P.O. Box 8369, 1200 Duck Road, Duck, North Carolina 27949 or via e-mail at  Staff reports, including the draft of the Dare County Comprehensive Transportation Plan, will be available approximately five days in advance of the meeting.  To receive these documents you can contact the Town Clerk at the mailing address above or at 252-255-1234.  You can also download the meeting materials at Town Council.

Update, July 28, 2014:

NCDOT is still reviewing the draft Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan.  A public hearing will be scheduled for the regular Town Council meeting tentatively in October 2014.  For questions, please contact Chris Layton, Town Manager, at or 252.255.1234.

Update, February 20, 2014:

The Duck Town Council reviewed the draft Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan Recommendations presented by VHB at the Council meeting on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. To view the draft, please click here. (It is a large file; therefore, the PDF will need to be downloaded.) It is currently under review by the NCDOT.  A public hearing will be scheduled for the late summer. For questions, please contact Chris Layton, Town Manager, at or 252.255.1234.

At the first steering committee meeting, data collection needs for the plan were discussed.  Pedestrian counts in the Village were conducted the week of July 22, 2013.  The counts took place on Wednesday and Thursday of that week (July 24th and July 25th).  Two counts were conducted each day during peak pedestrian traffic times – one in the morning (7:30 am to 9:30 am) and one in the evening (6:30 pm to 8:30 pm).   Volunteers assisted in conducting these counts.  During the counts, individuals sat beside the roadway and recorded on maps the origin and destination of each pedestrian and bicyclist that passes through their zone.  The Village was broken down into 13 zones and 13 people were needed for each time frame.  The data was then compiled for use and consideration in the creation of the Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan.

A survey has been developed to gather information on pedestrian use within the Town of Duck.  Over 600 residents and visitors completed the survey.   Click here to view results from the survey.

Please review the following information for an update on the Steering Committee’s first presentation:

Steering Committee Meeting #1 Presentation

Steering Committee Meeting #1 Meeting Packet

The first Public Meeting took place on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. in the Town Meeting Hall.  Please click here to review the slide presentation including results from the interactive survey meeting attendees participated in during the meeting.  This information was shared during the Steering Committee’s 2nd meeting and at the public meeting. If you were unable to attend and would like to view the recording of the meeting, please click here. Note, during the question and answer portion of the meeting the audio for those making remarks was not picked up, but the moderator’s summary of questions and responses are audible.

The second Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan Public Meeting was held on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. in the Duck Town Meeting Hall located at 1200 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949. This meeting focused on the draft recommendations for the Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan. The meeting agenda, presentation slides, project recommendations, and video can be viewed using the following links:

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Presentation Slides w/ Audience Voting Responses (During the presentation, the audience was asked a series of questions related to the proposed recommendations.  The tally of these responses are included in the presentation slides).

Project Recommendations (Cut Sheet Format)

Meeting Video