The town of Davidson has been re-designated as a Walk Friendly Community, “Bronze” level by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. Walk Friendly Communities is a national recognition program aimed to encourage communities to establish or recommit to a higher level of walking.
The program recognizes communities that are working to improve a wide range of conditions related to walking, including safety, mobility, access and comfort. The WFC designation, awarded from bronze to platinum, is given to applicant communities that have demonstrated a commitment to improving and sustaining walkability and pedestrian safety through comprehensive programs, plans and policies. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration and FedEx.
“We strive to be a pedestrian- and bike-friendly community, and the Davidson Board of Commissioners and staff have a commitment to expanding our pedestrian facilities and safety in town,” said Mayor John Woods. “Our commitment to pedestrian safety is demonstrated with the Walks and Rolls Active Transportation Plan, our recent work with NCDOT to lower the speed limits on Davidson-Concord Road, and the upcoming installation of five more flashing beacons at key crosswalks in town.”