Since Mayor Hank Thompson provided Hendersonville with its first Bike/Ped Master Plan, Hendersonville has had many opportunities to implement projects
SUMMARY OF BIKE/PED HISTORY
2000: Mayor Hank Thompson pioneered a Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan. With less than a dozen of 347 cities in Tennessee having such plans, he was way ahead of the time.
- City passed the sidewalk ordinance requiring new construction to have safe routes for pedestrians. (Subdiv Regs: 3-103.1)
2003: Mayor Jim Fuqua established a Bike and Pedestrian Review Committee.
- It terminated in 2005.
2006: Bike/Ped Sub-committee (aka the Greenways Committee and part of Hendersonville Tommorrow Committee initiates effort to obtain greenways.
2009: Hendersonville conducted a Land Use and Transportation charret, included 2006 Revision, and recommended Complete Streets policy.
- Greenways and park added to Streets of Indian Lake
2011: Safe Routes to School grant for Walton Ferry
2012: Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant to build a bike/ped trail along the west shore of Drakes Creek.
- First RFQ received no bids.
2014: Hendersonville gets its FIRST Bike Lanes on Gallatin Rd.
2016: Sanders Ferry Greenway received additional funding and let out for bids
- Second RFQ received one bid that was significantly over budget.
- Redesign underway.
2016: Saundersville Greenway grant request submitted as CMAQ project linking library with Lower Station Camp Greenway
- City not awarded grant. Cancels project to focus on Sanders Ferry Greenway
Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning Section
- Cost estimates
- Route Maps
- Discussion of Complete Streets
Highlights Need for a non-profit group to create an agenda for change.
- Participate in design meetings
- Pursue solutions and decisions that
achieve the community objectives.
In order to encourage citizen input, a DRAFT Review of this Plan is available on the Bike/Pedestrian Committee BLOG.
BIKE/PED MASTER PLAN
Typical Bike/Ped Master Plan Outline
Executive Summary & Introduction
Purpose of Plan
Existing & Planned Bike/Ped Facilities
Existing Traffic Conditions
Bike/Ped Trip Generators
Opportunities & Constraints
Implementation & Recommendations
Recommended Bike/Ped Plan
Review of Existing Sidewalk Ordinance
Recommendatios for Revisions
Other Key Recommendations
Other Related Local Planning