ComprehensivePlan2012
  • LAB 4 E's:
    • engineering (infrastructure)
    • encouragement (promotion)
    • education
    • evaluation
  • establish a bicycle master plan (more detail than CompPlan)
  • Improve on-road biking
    • town bike map
      • marked by ability
      • minimally intermediate routes to/from town center for all neighborhoods
      • beginner/intermed routes for schools
      • minimally intermediate routes to/from:
        • Concord, Billerica, Burlington, Lexington, HAFB
    • Use established AASHTO bike design criteria for road sharing
      • bike lanes when space, volume, etc dictate/allow
      • min 3' shoulders * sharrows when space, speed, connection needs dictate/allow
  • Establish a greenway [def. ….] around Bedford
    • connect existing 'open spaces'
  • Improve bike/ped connections
    • Maintain a list of 'defacto' and potential 'easements'
      • Examples: Evergreen to MM; Pine St to MM; Page Rd to Francis Kelly via Page Condos; Middlesex Rd (paper rd) to North Rd
    • Town encourages owners to grant public easement [owner is freed of liability]
  • improve bike rack availability
    • modern types
    • location near entrances
    • encourage updates for existing commercial areas (waiting for new construction updates should not be acceptable)
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