After more than 11,000 North Carolinians shared their thoughts on the Great Trails State Plan survey, public input is now being sought on a first draft of the proposed network.

The Great Trails State Plan is a state Department of Transportation-led effort to identify existing trails and define what actions need to take place to connect those trails statewide.

The plan builds upon local and regional trails to identify one overall trail network that is focused on connections to state parks and populated areas.

This summer, the department released a survey asking for the public to weigh in on where they would like to see new or better connected trails.

People can provide feedback on the plan's current draft by visiting the plan's webpage at NCDOT.gov.

The final day to submit comments during this phase is Friday, December 4.