The 2020 Bicycle-Pedestrian Plan has been completed and can be reviewed here. Article 13 was withdrawn at the conclusion of the 2020 Town Meeting held on August 4th, 2020. The article was worded as seen below:
To see what sum the Town will raise or appropriate to plan for BICYCLE, PEDESTRIAN AND HIGHWAY SAFETY improvements.
Bristol Bicycle-Pedestrian Committee requests: $ 25,000.00
Selectmen recommend (3-0): Surplus $ 25,000.00
Budget Committee recommends (7 – 4, 1 abstention) $ 7,500.00
How would Town funding be used in 2020? Planning, Research, and Low Cost Items.
What other funding is available? Several state, federal, and private grants are available.
How did the committee come up with this?
2019 May Selectboard reforms Bristol Bicycle-Pedestrian Committee
June Meeting with Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust
July Meeting with MaineDOT & Completion of intern Mapping Project
Aug Bicycle-Pedestrian Committee circulates survey to residents and visitors
Oct Survey completion and meeting with Bicycle Coalition of Maine
Nov Brainstorming and voting on Recommended Actions & Costs
Dec Committee presentation of Recommendations to Selectboard
2020 Jan Review of Recommended Actions with LCRPC + MaineDOT
Feb Selectboard and Budget Committee Recommendations
2019 Survey Results Summary
The Committee created a new bike-pedestrian survey to help guide its update of the Bicycle-Pedestrian Plan. While some of the 2019 survey questions were similar to those presented in the 2009 survey, the Committee included other subject areas, such as off-road trails, and potential interest in a town funded multi-use bike-ped facility.
- A total of 307 completed surveys were collected (53 submitted offline)
- 55% Are year-round residents
- 80% Support a town funded multi-use trail
- 40% Walk less because of concerns with safety
- 60% Ride less because of concerns with safety
- 60% of Bristol Consolidated School students’ parents were concerned with safety
- 64% Ride a bike
- Overall support for crosswalks/sidewalks in village areas
|Todd Richards||Committee Member|
|Mary Piasecki||Committee Secretary|
|John Lappen||Committee Member|
|Chuck Farrell||Committee Vice Chair|
|Sandra Lucore||Committee Member|
|James Albright||Committee Member|
|Patricia Porter||Committee Chair|
|Emile Lugosch||Committee Member|
|Jack Fitzpatrick||Committee Member|