Mobility Plan

Davidson Mobility Plan
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Town of Davidson, NC

Date Posted: June 12, 2017

To read the complete RFP, please click here

Recent Updates
June 22, 2017 - Questions about the RFP section of the webpage was updated to respond to the five (5) questions sent to staff about the project. 

  1. Background
  2. Project Description
  3. Proposal
  4. Attachments
  5. Questions about RFP
General Background

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.