Cary Designated As a National Silver Level Walk-Friendly Community
Walk Friendly Communities (WFC) re-designated Cary as a National Walk-Friendly Community at a new Silver Level status (previously bronze) on April 25, 2017. The Walk-Friendly designation is based on community efforts to expand opportunities for walking and improve pedestrian safety across a wide range of programs and activities, from planning and design to outreach and law enforcement. Highlights from Cary's renewal include its robust trail system, bike and hike mobile application, way finding signage, connectivity policy, the newly adopted Cary Community Plan, Watch for Me NC program partnership and the sidewalk request program. Learn more about the Walk-Friendly Community program and Cary's involvement.
|Bond Project Update as of February 2017
|SIDEWALK DATA (4/13/17)|
|Existing Sidewalks||401 miles|
|Proposed Sidewalks||38 miles|
Each year the Town Council establishes a priority list of locations for annual sidewalk projects that have been requested by citizens and the Police Department. The annual sidewalk priority list considers a number of factors including safety, use, need and constructability. Click to view the Town of Cary sidewalk project list. You may also view the Town's Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan.
Requests for sidewalks must be accompanied by a petition signed by at least 70 percent of homeowners within the "area of influence" as noted in the Sidewalk Requests (Town's Policy Statement No.135). The Planning Department will provide a map and addresses for the area of influence.
To initiate a sidewalk installation request, please send an e-mail to the staff contacts listed below. Learn more by reading answers to frequently asked questions about the sidewalk request program.
Juliet Andes, AICP
Facilities Planning Manager
Transportation & Facilities Department