Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan

Welcome to the Town of Duck Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan!

Whether it’s to take a stroll on the boardwalk, shop or dine in the village, or visit the Town Park, the Town of Duck is a great place for pedestrians. No other mode of travel offers such a convenient and stress free way to see the village, to experience the neighborhoods, and to enjoy the natural beauty of the town’s beaches, sounds, and coastal landscapes.

The Town of Duck is “Pedestrian First!”

The Town of Duck has a history of pedestrian travel, focused around its compact village center. When the multi-use trail was built, it was obvious there was a pent-up demand for pedestrian travel. Through the years it has only continued to grow and the Town’s current facilities can no longer keep up.

The Town of Duck is now embarking on its first pedestrian plan, as a way to refine the overall pedestrian experience.  This will be a town-wide plan which will focus on infrastructure improvements as well as safety and education programs.  A specific focus will also be the village center, which has high pedestrian and bicycle usage, served only by a wide shoulder on each side of NC 12. The Town has formed a steering committee of business owners, residents, community planners and elected officials to guide the planning process.  This project is being conducted in conjunction with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Division, which will be a vital role in project development and implementation.

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

Also, below is the meeting video and presentation slides from the first Pedestrian Plan Public Meeting held July 31, 2013.  

Meeting Video

Presentation Slides

Pedestrian Plan Feature on Destination Dare

Pedestrian Plan Feature on Destination Dare