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.

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Update, September 11, 2014:

The Town of Duck Town Council will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. to receive comments on the final draft Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan (CPP) prior to considering a resolution to formally adopt the plan.  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.

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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:

Pedestrian Plan Feature on Destination Dare

Pedestrian Plan Feature on Destination Dare