Plan will address sidewalk, bike lane issues downtown.
The town of Franklin has been awarded a 2015 NCDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant. Franklin was one of 10 municipalities awarded this grant across the state of North Carolina. This was the first time the town of Franklin has applied for this grant in the 12 of the grant’s existence.
In November, the Franklin Board of Aldermen voted to allow the town to apply for the full amount allowed of $36,000, with a 10 percent match from the town of Franklin. This grant will be used to develop a Bicycle and Pedestrian Comprehensive Transportation plan for the town of Franklin. This plan will address new sidewalk routes, replacement of existing sidewalk, and development of bike lanes within the city limits of Franklin.