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Jackson County Walks: Pedestrian Plan & Greenway Master Plan

The County is creating a Pedestrian Plan and updating their Greenway Master Plan. When complete, these will be guiding documents that provide a path to building sidewalks, crossings, greenways and other infrastructure in the County. The project is guided by a Steering Committee that includes staff from local, county and state government as well as other community partners and stakeholders. Two community meetings are planned, both will take place in northern and southern ends of the County.

Vision Statement

Jackson County is a place where anyone, regardless of age, ability, or socio-economic background can safely travel as a pedestrian for transportation and recreation, and where walking is fostered to create a prosperous and livable community for our children and future generations.


  • Reduce pedestrian involved crashes and improve safety for all
  • Improve network and connectivity to points of interest and commercial areas by developing an action-oriented prioritization of projects investing in sidewalks, greenways, and crossings
  • Prioritize connections of schools and colleges
  • Promote inclusiveness and equity
  • Provide opportunities for physical activity and improved health

Project Documents

Steering Committee meeting #1

Stay Involved

Join us for an upcoming Community Meeting. The purpose of the meeting will be to present current conditions findings for walking in the County, as well as ask participants to share destinations, challenges and opportunities for using pedestrian and greenway facilities.

July 7 4:30-6:30pm: Cullowhee Rec Center

July 9 4:30-6:30pm: Cashiers/Glenville Rec Center

Anytime: Self-Guided

For those that are comfortable attending in person, we will be providing PPE and hand sanitizer; for those that are not, or are unable to attend in person, we will have a self-guided option with a recorded presentation, interactive materials and ways to provide feedback.

Community Meeting Flyer

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