Posted on 21 May 2013.
More than 750 people responded to the Town of Davidson’s recent online survey seeking feedback on conditions for biking and walking in town. Davidson officials say those responses are part of the mix as consultants and officials drafted the proposed Pedestrian Master Plan, which will be presented at a joint meeting of the Davidson Planning and Livability boards on Tuesday, May 21. Read the full story
Posted in Calendar
Posted on 09 May 2013.
Charlotte area police officers started their Bike to DC in Charlotte Thursday morning. (Cindy Mills photo)
Officer Melvin Waller just before pedaling off on the Ride to DC. That’s Kaybri, the daughter of fellow Davidson officer Paul Lowry, with him. (Paul Lowry photo)
Davidson Police Officer Melvin Waller climbed onto his bike in Charlotte Thursday at 9am and began pedaling the first of what will be a 500-mile ride to Washington, DC, over the next few days. Waller and about 85 other officers from around the area are taking part in their annual Bike to DC, which honors fallen police officers.
Waller has dedicated his ride to officers including Mark Allen Swaney, a Davidson officer who died on Christmas Day 1997 in an exchange of gunfire that also killed a suspect on Davidson’s West Side.
Read the full story
Posted in Beyond Davidson, Cornelius, Davidson and the World, Fund-raisers, Huntersville, Mooresville, People, Public safety
Posted on 20 April 2013.
The Davidson Pedestrian Master Plan Steering Committee and consultants from Alta Planning + Design are seeking public input on a proposed master plan for pedestrian and bicycle transportation in town. There’s an online survey where you can offer your thoughts.
A series of meetings earlier this month at Town Hall allowed citizens and consultants to discuss “goals and objectives, opportunities and barriers, and safety and education for pedestrian and bicycle transportation in Davidson,” according town officials.
Town officials say the plan “will become our map to complete the necessary town-wide infrastructure improvements, policies, and programs to make Davidson truly walkable and bikeable for all our citizens.”
FILL OUT THE SURVEY
Citizens are invited to take an online survey to aid the Pedestrian Master Plan project. Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/davidsonped_active
For more information about the plan, call the planning department at 704-892-7592 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more about walking/biking issues under the “Crosswalks”, “Pedestrian Safety”, and “Cycling” categories on DavidsonNews.net
Posted in Cycling, Neighborhoods, Planning & Development, Public safety, Town Hall, Transportation
Posted on 03 April 2013.
The Davidson Pedestrian Master Plan Steering Committee and consultants from Alta Planning + Design will host a series of meetings next week seeking public input on a proposed master plan for pedestrian and bicycle transportation in town. The meetings begin Monday, April 8, with a drop-in public workshop, and continue Thursday and Friday, April 11-12, with an “open studio” where the committee and consultants will work on the plan.
The town also is conducting an online survey to gather input. See below. Read the full story
Posted in Calendar, Cycling, Health & Fitness, Living with Growth, Neighborhoods, Planning & Development, Public safety, Transportation
Posted on 01 April 2013.
Click to see a presentation outlining the trail plans.
The towns of Mooresville, Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, the City of Charlotte, and Iredell and Mecklenburg counties will host a series of community meetings beginning Tuesday night offering details about the proposed $30 million Red Line Trail, which would run from Mooresville to Charlotte.
The 30-mile trail will provide a regional corridor for bicycle and pedestrian transportation roughly paralleling the proposed Red Line Regional Rail Project. Read the full story
Posted in Calendar, charlotte, Cornelius, Cycling, Huntersville, Mecklenburg County, Mooresville, Planning & Development
Posted on 14 January 2013.
Riders headed north on NC 115 shortly after the start. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Updated Tuesday, Jan. 15
The fog was thick and the temperature hardly frigid as a record 660 riders pedaled away from the start of Saturday’s 15th annual Polar Bear Metric Century (100k) and Half Century (50k) rides through the North Mecklenburg/Lake Norman area.
Riders met and finished at Ingersoll-Rand headquarters on Beaty Street in Davidson. The morning started out grey and wet, but temperatures rose into the 70s, and sun poked through by the finish. Read the full story
Posted in Concord, Downtown & old Davidson, East Davidson, Fund-raisers, Huntersville, Kannapolis, Life in Davidson, Mooresville, Photo of the Day
Posted on 14 November 2012.
Riders and walkers on the West Branch Greenway in 2011. (Rodney Graham photo)
By DAVID BORAKS
The Carolina Thread Trail will celebrate a couple of big milestones this Saturday, Nov. 17 – its fifth anniversary and 100th mile of trail. The Thread, as fans call it, is a planned 15-county, two-state network of trails and natural areas – a massive effort by supporters and local governments throughout the region. Despite those milestones, organizers say there’s lots more to come.
Saturday’s event runs from 10-11 a.m. at the West Branch Greenway, off Shearer Road (directions below). Read the full story
Posted in Calendar, Cornelius, Davidson history, Downtown & old Davidson, Environment, Exit 30 area, Huntersville, Mooresville, Planning & Development, public spaces
Posted on 11 September 2012.
Jim Mead of Davidson waves as the pack of riders left Davidson United Methodist Church Saturday morning on the 100-kilometer ride as part of the Festival for Hope & Housing. (Bill Giduz/DavidsonNews.net)
About 200 bicyclists and hundreds of festival-goers came to Davidson’s Village Green Saturday for the Davidson Housing Coalition’s 8th annual Festival for Hope and Housing, which netted about $15,000 for the regional affordable housing program. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Cycling, Downtown & old Davidson, Fund-raisers, Huntersville, Mooresville, Photo of the Day