Davidson Mobility Plan
November 2017 - Mobility Plan Scope submitted to NCDOT for Approval
After NCDOT approves the Scope of the Mobility Plan, the Town will work with Alta Planning to begin work on this project. Please check the Town of Davidson's website for more information.
Project Name: Davidson Mobility Plan
Funding Source: CRTPO / Town of Davidson
Cost: Town of Davidson: $25,000
CRTPO / UPWP: $100,000
Total Project: $125,000
Project Start Date: 2017 (Pending NCDOT approval of scope)
Consultant: Alta Planning
J. Travis Johnson / Town of Davidson
Wade Walker / Alta Planning
August 16, 2017 - Alta Planning Selected as consultant for Mobility Plan.
August 4, 2017 - Mobility Plan RFP Review Committee Meeting.
June 19, 2017 - RFP Released.
June 30, 2017 - RFP received for Davidson Mobility Plan. Two applications were received (VHB and Alta Planning).
June 12, 2017 - Town of Davidson announces a request for proposals for the Davidson Mobility Plan.
March 16, 2017 - Town of Davidson receives funding from the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) for the Davidson Mobility Plan.
September 9, 2016 - The Town of Davidson applied for Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) to fund the Davidson Mobility Plan.
The Town of Davidson is a community of approximately 13,000 residents and home to Davidson College (1,770 students and 600 employees), MSC Industrial Supply Company (420 employees), and Ingersoll Rand (1,500 employees). The town is located 20 miles north of Charlotte along Interstate 77, bordered on the west by Lake Norman and on the east by rural farms and residential areas. Good schools, historic architecture, a thriving downtown, and the idyllic academic setting have resulted in increased development pressures both locally and regionally. The Town of Davidson has made a commitment to addressing development pressures through thoughtful design and the implementation of smart growth principles – and has been recognized both statewide and nationally for its planning efforts. The town takes pride in being recognized as a bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community and a bronze level Walk Friendly Community.
The town’s major corridors are I-77, NC 115 (Main St), and NC 73. Major thoroughfares in town include Griffith St, Main St (NC 115), Concord Road, Grey Road, East Rocky River Road, Davidson-Concord Road, and Shearer Road. The town prioritizes active transportation and has limited transit service provided by Charlotte Area Transit System’s (CATS) Village Rider and 77X express buses.
The Town of Davidson has a wide array of transportation-related plans. While all modes of transportation are addressed in these plans, there is currently not one consolidated document that identifies all current transportation needs and how all modes work together in Davidson. The town anticipates that the roadway network will continue to see high numbers of daily trips and development beyond Davidson’s jurisdiction will place more strain on the town’s transportation infrastructure. New and innovative solutions will need to be incorporated with enhancement of existing infrastructure to help manage this growth. Also, cross-jurisdictional solutions must be considered. In addition, there is a need to plan and promote alternative travel options such as ride sharing, transit, bicycling, and walking.
To read the RFP please visit the Mobility Plan RFP website.
Mobility Plan RFP Website
The Town of Davidson seeks proposals from qualified consultants to create a Mobility Plan for the town. The Mobility Plan will propose transportation enhancements, programs, development policies, and projects to enhance connectivity for all modes of transportation. This plan will also evaluate and incorporate traffic management strategies / programs, evaluate car / bike sharing programs and investigate other innovative transportation solutions. This plan will serve as Davidson’s comprehensive transportation plan and be used as a guiding document for mobility as the town grows.
The Mobility Plan will cover all of the Town of Davidson’s corporate limits and sphere of influence. The consultant will also seek input in the development of this plan from neighboring communities (Mooresville, Cornelius, Huntersville, Kannapolis), county staff (Mecklenburg County, Cabarrus County, and Iredell County), and regional transportation planning organizations (Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO), Lake Norman Transportation Commission (LNTC), North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), Charlotte Area Transit System(CATS), and Centralina Council of Governments (CCOG).
Mobility Plan: RFP Link
Map of current planned roadway connection: http://www.ci.davidson.nc.us/DocumentCenter/View/7852
Map of existing streets: http://www.ci.davidson.nc.us/DocumentCenter/View/7854
Map of existing sidewalks: http://www.ci.davidson.nc.us/DocumentCenter/View/7850
Map of existing greenways: http://www.ci.davidson.nc.us/DocumentCenter/View/7849
Map of planned bicycle and pedestrian facilities: http://www.ci.davidson.nc.us/DocumentCenter/View/7853
Downtown Davidson parking map: http://www.ci.davidson.nc.us/DocumentCenter/View/7851
Town of Davidson plans: http://www.ci.davidson.nc.us/111/Plans-Reports-Studies
Davidson trolley: http://www.ci.davidson.nc.us/1079/Davidson-Trolley
CATS services: http://charlottenc.gov/cats/bus/routes/Pages/default.aspx
- 77x http://charlottenc.gov/cats/bus/schedule-change/Documents/77x%20Nth%20Mecklenburg.pdf
- North Meck Village Rider: http://charlottenc.gov/cats/bus/routes/Pages/village-rider.aspx