Smiths Falls continues Active Transportation Plan development
At Tuesday’s committee of the whole meeting for Smiths Falls council, staff presented the latest version of the report on the town’s Active Transportation Plan.
Kimberley Hunton of WSP Canada, the town’s consultant, provided a detailed view of the work done to date and the responses received through public surveys.
Councillor Chris McGuire found it telling that while 64% of Smiths Falls’ residents own bicycles, only 10% felt safe cycling in town.
The next step in the process will be an open house for public feedback on Oct 20th and a final report to council in November with costing estimates for infrastructure improvements.
Some proposed targets were improving maintenance on existing cycling and pedestrian facilities, building more paved trails or multi-use paths, and making crossings safer with better lighting, signage, and signals.