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Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Madison Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) was formed by the Town of Madison in January, 2018. It’s primary charge from the Board of Selectmen is to create a long-term Bike/Walk Master Plan for the town and to promote public participation in the planning process. The goal of the plan is to improve the town’s facilities and infrastructure to make biking and walking in Madison safer, easier, and more accessible for all.
Bike/Walk Master Plan
After BPAC’s formation in 2018, BPAC surveyed the town for input and inventoried the current state of our roads and how accessible they were for biking and walking. Based on high priority areas identified for improvement, BPAC sponsored a Shoreline Road Safety Assessment in 2019, and a Safe Routes to Schools Audit for the Green Hill Road Schools Campus in 2020.
- Shoreline Road Safety Assessment Report (2019)
- Safe Routes to Schools Assessment Report (2020)
- Route 1: Hammonasset to Clinton - Road Safety Assessment Report (2021)
- Downtown Road Safety Assessment Report (2022)
The concepts behind the observations and recommendations provided in the two reports will be used and applied to other areas and roads in town as we proceed with the bike/walk master plan.
A consultant was hired in 2020 to evaluate and clarify bike/walk master plan options in order to create a preliminary draft of a bike/walk master plan. BPAC is building on that work to further develop maps and recommendations for bike/walk infrastructure improvements. A proposed Madison Town Bike/Walk Master Plan will be shared with the public for input and feedback within the next year.
Community Bike and Walk Events
To promote safe biking and walking, BPAC is assembling local events on a community calendar. To add your event, invite email@example.com Opens email window to your google calendar event, or submit via our online form Opens a New Window. .
Bike, walk, run, and drive safely.
For a refresher, check out these safety tips:
We wish you a safe and enjoyable journey on our roads, no matter how you travel!
Madison’s Complete Streets Policy, written by BPAC and approved by the BOS in May, 2018, was nationally recognized as one of the top 5 Complete Streets policies adopted that year.
The Complete Streets Policy establishes the town’s commitment to making biking and walking safer and more accessible, primarily by making consideration of bike/walk improvements a priority when undertaking town road work projects.
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Summary 2019 BPAC NewsletterGreetings from Madison’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. It’s amazing how much and now fast our world has changed, but also uplifting to see how many individuals, businesses and groups in Madison have reached out to help others. Read on...