Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (Ad-Hoc)
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, run, and drive safely this summer.
Summer brings more people out to enjoy our roads by foot and wheels, so neighbors along the Shoreline have joined BPAC in posting safety reminders. We encourage everyone to do their part to stay safe on our roads.
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For a refresher, check out these safety tips:
We wish you a safe and enjoyable summer!
A Complete Streets Policy was drafted by BPAC and unanimously approved and adopted by the BOS on May 29, 2018. A 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.
Survey and Outreach
BPAC created a Survey for Madison in the Spring of 2018, to help identify current bike/walk use, needs, and priorities for improvements. The Survey resulted in almost 600 responses thru October, 2018.
From June to September, 2018, an Outreach Campaign spread the word about BPAC and the newly adopted Complete Streets Policy Opens a New Window. and encouraged people to take the Survey.
Over 500 brochures were distributed to town establishments and at various town events
In August, 2018, BPAC Committee member, Ellen Weis, was highlighted as Pedestrian of the Week Opens a New Window. .
The first BPAC Newsletter was emailed in October, 2018, to survey responders who wished to receive periodic updates from BPAC.
An inventory of the current state of our roads and bike/walk accessibility in Madison was done in the summer/fall of 2018. The Inventory and Survey results are currently being used as input in developing maps of current and potential bike/walk infrastructure for use in create a Bike/Walk Master Plan for Madison.