Community Pedestrian Plan Update

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The Town of Fuquay-Varina is in the process of updating its 2013 Community Pedestrian Plan. This update, funded by an NCDOT matching grant award, will be used by the Town to continue strategically implementing high-quality pedestrian infrastructure, with supportive programs and policies for walking.

The Draft Fuquay-Varina Pedestrian Plan (2022 update) is now available for review. This document will be available for public comment through May 11th, 2022. Comments on the draft plan can be submitted by clicking the comment form below.

Questions? Please contact the Planning Department at 919-552-1429 or by email at planning@fuquay-varina.org



UPDATE: The updated Pedestrian Plan was unanimously recommended for approval by the Planning Board on July 18, 2022, and will be presented for Town Board approval at a Public Hearing on August 1, 2022.

The Town of Fuquay-Varina is in the process of updating its 2013 Community Pedestrian Plan. This update, funded by an NCDOT matching grant award, will be used by the Town to continue strategically implementing high-quality pedestrian infrastructure, with supportive programs and policies for walking.

The Draft Fuquay-Varina Pedestrian Plan (2022 update) is now available for review. This document will be available for public comment through May 11th, 2022. Comments on the draft plan can be submitted by clicking the comment form below.

Questions? Please contact the Planning Department at 919-552-1429 or by email at planning@fuquay-varina.org



UPDATE: The updated Pedestrian Plan was unanimously recommended for approval by the Planning Board on July 18, 2022, and will be presented for Town Board approval at a Public Hearing on August 1, 2022.

Comment Form

Please submit any comments you may have on the draft plan in the space below. Thank you for your time in reviewing the Draft Fuquay-Varina Pedestrian Plan (2022 update)!

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Johnson Pond road needs a bike path. There are a lot of subdivisions over there and new ones on the way. The road is very windy and cars are going through there very quickly - not safe! Would be great to bike along there to Hilltop Needmore or downtown.

dmarshall38 5 months ago

This is a very well thought-out plan, please keep up the good work! We need more pedestrian and bicycle access from our subdivisions to downtown/shopping areas. Would love to see more greenways, walking paths, bike paths and less clear cutting of trees.

sammm 5 months ago

This is a very well thought out plan and I am very excited for Fuquay Varina. I would like to be able to bike and walk into all the shopping and downtown areas. We need a sidewalk and biking lane to go the length of Sunset Lake starting at Hilltop Needmore all the way to Main Street. Getting more cars off the road and more people walking and biking should be our number one goal. Especially, given there is a large portion of the population that lives close enough to the shopping and downtown. Thank you for this work.

jmauro 5 months ago

Sidewalks needed to connect subdivisions off of Wilbon Rd to Judd Pkwy.

flynshue 5 months ago

Sunset Stream Drive has become a major entry and exit point for the many subdivisions in the area. The streetlights are too far apart and are not bright enough to see people in the dark to include the school kids walking to the bus stops in the morning. People speed up and own the road making it even more dangerous to walk on the road. I walk in the evenings after work and dinner when it has been dark and almost hit three times in less than a year. Had I not jumped off the road onto the grass, I would have been hit. I’m an adult and know to be alert, you cannot expect young kids to pay that much attention especially when they are all together and playing. Additionally, the roads are not real wide and if two cars are driving by each other, there really is no room for someone walking and requires them to get off the road. This is truly safety issue. We truly need sidewalks! Our Kids not safe!

Litorgersen 5 months ago

Sunset Glen Community needs sidewalks and speed humps! We have seen a lot of commuters coming through the neighborhood to bypass the sunset lake and hilltop intersection. This has been a major concern for our community. Thank you,

JM 5 months ago

Sunset Glen Community desperately needs sidewalks and speed humps in the neighborhood. There are a lot of people that drive through our community to bypass the sunset lake and hilltop intersection. Often times people are traveling at high rates of speed. As a homeowner this is something we desperately need!

JM 5 months ago

Please consider adding a pedestrian crosswalk across Old Honeycutt Rd to Honeycutt Road Park. This road has become quite busy making crossing to utilize the playground, soccer fields or entrance to the greenway trail extremely dangerous. Thank you.

Epietry 5 months ago

I want to second the need for sidewalks in the Sunset Glen community. Traffic has increased tenfold, with speeding cars and semi trucks being an issue. I highly propose sidewalks in this community as it is being used as cut through for many others to connect from hilltop needmore to sunset lake rd. I am seeing several proposals for sidewalks and other neighborhoods and Sunset Glen should be added to that list.

Ymurphy 5 months ago

I wanted to say a big YES to the comment below that said, "A sidewalk is needed to connect the Jeff Wells Trail entrance on Wagstaff around the corner to Bridlemine Road. This would allow direct walking access from at least three subdivisions. This would also avoid the non sidewalk area from 401 to the trail entrance." It's just a small connection needed.

kayahphu 5 months ago

Sunset Glen needs sidewalks and speed bumps. There’s a lot of traffic that speeds through off of sunset lake to get around rush hour or to connected neighborhoods. It is a hazard to our children who are trying to ride a bike or go for a walk to contend with so many cars that are constantly breaking the speed limit.

Justin 5 months ago

Please consider sidewalks and speed bumps in Sunset Glen, especially on Sunset Stream Dr. People use this road as a cut through and fly through while residents are unable to safely utilize the road for taking a walk with kids, pets, etc. hundreds of cars that do not live in this neighborhood fly through here all day and a solution is desperately needed to provide safety to residents.

Cgons 5 months ago

This is a very comprehensive and well thought-out plan. Nice work. Please continue to prioritize pedestrian and bicycle access from local subdivisions to the core downtown areas. Ideally with dedicated, greenway-style pathways, rather than road-side sidewalks (when possible).

Tom 5 months ago

I live 1.5mi from downtown on W Academy St, and there isn't any biking infrastructure. I continue to bike into town most days, and hope we can be given a safe lane to exist as pedestrians. It is incredibly dangerous for me to be sharing the road with cars going 45 or 55mph, and I am certain this discourages others from biking as well. I think biking and walking infrastructure would benefit the town and citizens in so many ways. Please invest in the people and not in cars!

Downtown has the ability to become a destination and place for PEOPLE not for CARS to exist! I love and enjoy downtown and hope we can continue to develop in this way.

Michael 5 months ago

This seems like a really thoughtful and thorough plan. The advantage of Fuquay-Varina compared to many of the other towns in the triangle is that we have a clearly defined and wonderful downtown core. Furthermore, it appears that a decent percentage of the town lives within a walkable or bikeable distance of that core. Yet, there is often no way to actually get there safely for pedestrians and bikers. This plan seems to address that. Here's hoping that it's backed up with the financial, political, and emotional support to put it in place!

SAZiegler 5 months ago

Please strongly consider the immediate development of continuous sidewalks on Herbert Akins Rd and James Slaughter Rd. With the elementary school and soon to open middle school there is a significant safety risk for any children walking without sidewalks on these roads.

John B 5 months ago

Hello. I live 2 blocks from downtown Fuquay. I love to walk thru town and do it often. My comment is on the pedestrian side walks that are already in place in both the Fuquay and the Varina downtown areas. I cannot tell you how many times I have been waiting to cross the street in a pedestrian cross walk clearly marked that it is the law for vehicles to stop and that pedestrians have the right of way but the drivers continue ahead. I don’t understand why this isn’t enforced. What will it take to seriously address it? Does some unfortunate person need to be hurt before it becomes a conversation?

Lynn R 5 months ago

A sidewalk is needed to connect the Jeff Wells Trail entrance on Wagstaff around the corner to Bridlemine Road. This would allow direct walking access from at least three subdivisions. This would also avoid the non sidewalk area from 401 to the trail entrance.

Avenger 6 months ago

Hello. I see that there are no proposed sidewalks for the Sunset Glen subdivision. This subdivision has become a high traffic area, especially with the new High Grove Oaks subdivision being built. People are using Sunset Stream Drive as a cut through to multiple subdivisions: Brackenridge, Sonoma Springs, Southwyck, soon to be High Grove Oaks, and even Stonecreek/other areas of Hilltop Needmore Road in order to avoid the intersection at Sunset Lake and Hilltop Needmore. Cars absolutely fly down Sunset Stream Drive and the residents here have no sidewalks to enjoy a morning or evening walk, walk their dogs, or even walk to the mailboxes. I see surrounding neighborhoods have proposed sidewalks, but not Sunset Glen. Will the Town please consider sidewalks and/or speed humps for this subdivision?

Bawden1026 6 months ago
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