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!

Help us identify bicycle and pedestrian challenges, needs, and opportunities throughout Pender County. A public survey is available now to collect information about:

  • Assessing level of comfort with biking and walking in Pender County
  • Identifying locations in Pender County that need improvements
  • Considering preferences for different bicycle and pedestrian facilities

Take the survey now at:

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, to ensure the public and stakeholders can provide input on current conditions, including where users currently or would like to be able to walk and bike, where challenges exist to doing such, and ideas for improving bicycle and pedestrian conditions.

Please check back for upcoming public engagement opportunities as we continue to make progress on the study.

Plan Documents

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

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