Albemarle Regional Bicycle Plan

During the summer of 2012, the Albemarle Rural Planning Organization, with grant funding through the NCDOT began development of the Albemarle Regional Bicycle Plan.  

The purpose of the Plan was to provide a framework for development of new facilities, programs and policies to support safe bicycling throughout the ten county region.

The Plan was developed through an open participatory process which included a steering committee, made up of local government planners, public events, stakeholder meetings and social media.

The Plan includes current cycling conditions, a recommended bicycle network, design guidelines for the development of facilities, a prioritized list of low-cost improvements, recommendations for integration of bicycle friendly policies into local codes and recommendations for maintenance and funding.

View the Albemarle Regional Bicycle Plan


Northeast Regional Locally Coordinated Public Transportation Human Service Transporation Plan

This plan was prepared by the Albemarle Rural Planning Organization, Mid-East Rural Planning Organization and the Peanut Belt
Rural Planning Organization.

Northeast Regional Locally Coordinated Public Transportation Human Service Transportation Plan


Transportation Plans

The ARPO works closely with the NCDOT Transportation Planning Branch in the long range transportation planning process which is called the Comprehensive Transportation Planning (CTP) process. The Comprehensive Transportation Planning process leads to the development of Comprehensive Transportation Plans.  A Comprehensive Transportation Plan will be developed for each of the ten counties within the RPO.


Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans

The ARPO also provides support to municipalities and counties developing Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans.


The Albemarle Regional Bicycle Website and Maps

The Albemarle Regional Bicycle website will be the first collaboration of its kind between the NCDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Division and a Rural Planning Organization in the State of North Carolina.  

Our region is seeing an increased amount of bicycle tourists from not only across the state, but the eastern seaboard as well.  Unfortunately, these tourists are unsure of the “safest” routes to bicycle through our region  and our hope is to develop an app or website for bicyclists to access to view “safe” bicycle routes.

The project began with us developing a regional hard copy map and four local community maps with input from a steering committee compiled of bicyclists and local government partners throughout the region.  The regional map  and the four community maps are complete and we will begin work on the website/app in FY 2018-2019.