Feasibility studies bridge the gap between conceptual planning and programming of projects. They build upon higher-level planning efforts and take a comprehensive approach to identify possible route alternatives of multimodal corridors. The purpose of this type of study is to evaluate technical feasibility of a project from a design, permitting, and constructability perspective.
Project types eligible for these studies include paved trails, greenways, shared-use paths, sidepaths, and sidewalks.
Who can apply?
- Any municipality or county within North Carolina
- Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and Rural Planning Organizations (RPOs)
- in North Carolina
- Bicycle, pedestrian, and transit advocacy groups, Friends-of-the-Trail groups, and Land Conservancies
For more info, see the attached documents:
- Program Overview
- Study Content Standards
- Application Questions
- (Plus two example feasibilty studies: greenway and sidepath.)
The grant call is CLOSED.
If you have any questions regarding the grant program, please contact IMD.
Joe Furstenberg - firstname.lastname@example.org
Webinar on November 30, 2022
Slides: Paved Trails and Sidewalk Feasibility Studies Webinar.pdf
Recording: Feasibility Study Grant Application Webinar
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