Winston-Salem Community Connector

Winston-Salem Community Connector

A Pathway to Opportunities

Reconnecting Our Community through Affordable, Safe and Sustainable Access and Mobility

The Winston-Salem Community Connector is a visionary and transformative bicycle and pedestrian project to move our community into the future while reconnecting to the past. This project will greatly enhance transportation and mobility options, create employment opportunities, support environmental health and fundamentally improve our city as a place to live, work, and visit.

Detailed Data for TIGER VIII Grant Application

Foundational Studies and Planning Documents

  • Downtown Master Plan

    The Winston-Salem Downtown Plan was adopted by City Council and the City-County Planning Board in 2013. It will guide future public policy decisions and includes recommendations for several districts, such as the Arts District, Theater District, Twin City Quarter, and the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, in addition to the topical areas of economic investment, vibrancy, mobility, and public investment.
  • Legacy 2030: The Comprehensive Plan

    Legacy 2030 is the Comprehensive Plan for Winston-Salem, Forsyth County and all its municipalities. Legacy 2030 has twice been recognized nationally by the American Planning Association. The plan was honored with the 2014 Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan, and in 2013 the plan's outreach efforts earned the City-County Planning Department a National Planning Achievement Award.
  • Comprehensive Transportation Plan

    The 2012 Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) includes: Project recommendations and problem statements Five maps - Adoption Sheet, Highway Map, Public Transportation & Rail Map, Bicycle Map, and Pedestrian Map Highway table containing information such as road width, right-of-way width, traffic volumes and capacities, and the presence of transit and bicycle facilities.
  • 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan
    The Winston-Salem Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has developed the Draft 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), the Draft Air Quality Conformity Analysis Report, and the Draft Fiscal Years 2016-2025 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP). The plan includes an overview of the Piedmont Triad region; all modes of transportation, freight considerations, human and natural environment factors, and a fiscally constrained funding schedule for project implementation.
  • 2016-2025 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program
  • Winston Salem Urban Circulator Plan

    The City of Winston-Salem is considering the possibility of implementing an urban circulator, possibly a streetcar or enhanced bus service, connecting Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods to each other and the region.
  • Greenway Plan Update
    This Greenway Plan Update continues the efforts and expands on the recommendations laid out in the 2002 Plan. The Update provides a prioritized system of proposed greenways for construction over the next 10 to 15 years. Connectivity, constructability, and evidence of public support were used to prioritize proposed greenways for future construction.
  • Creative Corridors Coalition Master Plan and Design Guidelines

Public Outreach

Environmental Documents and Sustainability Plans

Environmental Assessment:


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North Carolina Department of Transportation

Winston-Salem Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

City of Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem Downtown Partnership

Creative Corridor Coalition

Winston-Salem Arts Council

Winston-Salem Transit Authority

Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation

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