On April 30, 2016, Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) staff participated in Community Fun Day 2016. At this free event, hosted by the High Street United Methodist Church and the James L. Camp Jr. YMCA, HRTPO staff and the other 30+ participating groups engaged the residents of Southampton County and City of Franklin as they partook in the fun, family friendly activities. HRTPO staff handed out bicycle and pedestrian materials, such as brochures and key chains, to promote active transportation.
Beginning July 1, 2016, staff at the HRTPO and its sister organization, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC), will begin work on the development of the Southampton County Active Transportation Master Plan. This task is expected to take two years to complete. Data collection will be conducted in the first year and data analysis and recommendations will be provided in the second year. HRTPO and HRPDC staff will be working closely with the Southampton County Active Transportation Plan Steering Committee on this task.