Pender County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

About this Plan

Pender County, in collaboration with The Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO), is conducting a Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan for portions of Pender County that lie within the WMPO urban boundary. This Plan will identify existing challenges to bicycling and walking, propose a preferred bicycle and pedestrian network to strive for, and lay out the specific policy, program, and infrastructure recommendations that Pender County and various stakeholders can use to begin attaining the overall Bicycle and Pedestrian Network.

As the development of recommendations also considers local policies and plans, as well as a significant amount of technical data, the study team and decision-makers are committed to incorporating feedback and asking the community for input before finalizing recommendations.

We Want to Hear from You!

The draft recommendations are now available for review and open comment. The full report can be found here.

A StoryMap website has been developed to provide a detailed overview of the recommendations. You can launch this website by clicking here.

Comments will be accepted until June 23rd by email, phone, or mail. To provide your comments:

  • Send an email to
  • Leave a voice message by calling (910) 341-3234
  • Mail your comments to 305 Chestnut Street, 4th Floor, Wilmington, NC 28402-1810

Previous Engagement

A public survey was made available from November 2022 until May 2023.

You can review the report of public engagement activities conducted during the first phase, including a summary of the survey results, by clicking here.

Study Timeline

The study kicked off in October of 2022 and will be completed in June of 2023.

Public Engagement Opportunities

Public engagement is an important part of this study.

The Study Team will be hosting pop-up events on Friday, June 16th where the public can provide in-person comments and ask the planners questions:

  • 9:30am – 11:00am: Family Dollar- 808 Montague Rd, Currie
  • 11:30am – 1:00pm: Paul’s Place Famous Hotdogs – 11725 US-117, Rocky Point
  • 1:30pm – 3:00pm: Kiwanis Park – 586 Sloop Point Loop Rd, Hampstead

Plan Documents

As documents become available for public viewing, they will be placed here.

Section 1: Existing Conditions

Section 2: Network Assessment

Section 3: Proposed Network and Priorities

Section 4: Policy Review and Recommendations

Section 5: Implementation

Phase 1 Public Engagement Summary

The WMPO is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. To request accommodation, please contact us at least 48 hours in advance at 910-341-3258 or