Bike & Pedestrian Master Plan

Spartanburg Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (PDF) Opens in new windowIn January 2009, SPATS, Spartanburg County, and the City of Spartanburg began developing a countywide comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian plan. The planning effort was funded by the Mary Black Foundation, SPATS, Spartanburg County, and the City of Spartanburg. This Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan represents a continuation of bicycle and pedestrian planning, programming, and development efforts. SPATS, Spartanburg County, and the City of Spartanburg have addressed some bicycle and pedestrian issues in the 2004 Enhancement Master Plan and the Active Living Assessment (2005).

The Mary Black Foundation, Partners for Active Living and others have advanced numerous programs like Bike Town, leading to a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community designation for the City of Spartanburg. In 2006 and 2007, both the City and County of Spartanburg passed Complete Streets resolutions (see documents on this page), but these policies have not been fully implemented. This Plan seeks to build upon what has already been accomplished and create action towards implementation, project, program, and policy development. The plan addresses the entire county, including incorporated areas and non-incorporated areas.

Nationally, such issues as rising gas prices, environmental concerns, and a growing interest in health and wellness are demonstrating the need for bicycle and pedestrian-friendly communities. On a local level, this Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan aims to take on such issues, translating them into affordable personal mobility, carbon-free transportation, and healthy, active lifestyles for Spartanburg County residents.

Related Plans

Spartanburg Trails & Greenways Plan

Spartanburg Trails and Greenways Plan is an extension of the Bike and Pedestrian Plan and outlines a master plan for recommended projects in the Spartanburg area.

Middle Tyger Pedestrian Master Plan

Visit the Middle Tyger Pedestrian Master Plan page for information on one of the newest bike and pedestrian initiatives in SPATS.

Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (ONVHT) Master Plan

The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail traverses 330 miles from Abingdon, VA, to Kings Mountain National Military Park. Six miles of this historic trail route pass through northeastern Spartanburg County from Polk County, NC line via Parris Bridge Road and SC Scenic Highway 11 to the Cherokee County line. OVNHT roadway signs currently mark the commemorative motor route. SPATS with the City of Chesnee and Spartanburg Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, through a grant from the National Park Service, have partnered to create a master plan for the development of the potential routing of the non-motorized trail through Spartanburg County.

Learn more about the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (ONVHT) Master Plan.

Plan Documents

Bike & Pedestrian Plan

  1. Executive Summary Bike Ped Plan (PDF)
  2. Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan - Complete (PDF)
  3. BPMP Table of Contents (PDF)
  4. BPMP Chapter 01 - Introduction (PDF)
  5. BPMP Chapter 02 - Existing Conditions (PDF)
  6. BPMP Chapter 03 - Demand (PDF)
  7. BPMP Chapter 04 - Bicycle Network (PDF)
  8. BPMP Chapter 05 - Pedestrian Network (PDF)
  9. BPMP Chapter 06 - Boiling Springs (PDF)
  10. BPMP Chapter 06 - Chesnee (PDF)
  11. BPMP Chapter 06 - Cowpens (PDF)
  12. BPMP Chapter 06 - Duncan (PDF)
  13. BPMP Chapter 06 - Greer (PDF)
  14. BPMP Chapter 06 - Inman (PDF)
  15. BPMP Chapter 06 - Landrum (PDF)
  16. BPMP Chapter 06 - Lyman (PDF)
  17. BPMP Chapter 06 - Municipality Project Pages [1st in the series] (PDF)
  18. BPMP Chapter 06 - Pacolet (PDF)
  19. BPMP Chapter 06 - Reidville (PDF)
  20. BPMP Chapter 06 - Spartanburg (PDF)
  21. BPMP Chapter 06 - Wellford (PDF)
  22. BPMP Chapter 06 - Woodruff (PDF)
  23. BPMP Chapter 07 - Policy (PDF)
  24. BPMP Chapter 08 - Programs (PDF)
  25. BPMP Chapter 09 - Implementation (PDF)
  26. BPMP Chapter 10 - Design Guidelines Overview (PDF)
  27. BPMP Chapter 10.1 - Pedestrian Walkways (PDF)
  28. BPMP Chapter 10.2 - Pedestrian Facility Elements (PDF)
  29. BPMP Chapter 10.3 - Trail Design Standards (PDF)
  30. BPMP Chapter 10.4 - Part One Bicycle Design Standards (PDF)
  31. BPMP Chapter 10.4 - Part Two Bicycle Design Standards (PDF)
  32. BPMP Appendix A - Public Input (PDF)
  33. BPMP Appendix B - Prioritization and Phase One Cut-Sheets (PDF)
  34. BPMP Appendix C - Bicycle Level of Service Analysis (BLOS) (PDF)
  35. BPMP Appendix D - Bicycle Network Table (PDF)
  36. BPMP Appendix E - Funding (PDF)
  37. BPMP Appendix F - Community Meeting Summaries (PDF)
  38. BPMP Appendix G - Glossary (PDF)
  39. BPMP Appendix H - Policies (PDF)
  40. BPMP Appendix I - Cost Estimates (PDF)
  41. BPMP Appendix J - Case Studies Outline (PDF)
  42. BPMP Appendix J - Chesnee Sidewalk Project Case Study (PDF)
  43. BPMP Appendix J - Spartanburg to Landrum Rail Trail Case Study (PDF)
  44. Inventories, Recommendation Tables, Prioritization Tables 11-by-17s (PDF)