Cyclists signaling a turn. Avon officials are working up a master plan to improve conditions for walking and biking in town. AVON — An upcoming public meeting will focus on a plan to make the town safer and easier to navigate for walkers and bicyclists.
Scheduled for June 20 at 7 p.m. at the Avon Senior Center, the meeting on the Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Planning effort is to include a presentation by SLR Consulting on preliminary recommendations for improvements and expansions of the town’s bike and pedestrian friendly infrastructure.
The plan will center on routes that connect residential areas with commercial areas, existing recreational paths and trails, public transit, schools and other major destinations, officials say. The final report is to include an assessment of current conditions, a list of prioritized projects and recommended actions.
"At the end of this study process," according to a town presentation, "Avon will have a prioritized action plan that will make biking and walking safer, more comfortable, and more convenient for people of all ages and abilities."
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