Public Meeting on Study Findings Scheduled For Feb 8
by James Meerdink, Parks & Trails New York
The Orangetown Bike Study is a collaborative community planning process for Orangetown’s cycling network, lead by the Town of Orangetown and Parks & Trails New York (PTNY), a non-profit park and trail advocate. It’s funded by the New NY Bridge Community Benefits Fund.
The Orangetown Bike Study received a tremendous response to a community survey with over 500 residents and other road and trail users completing the questionnaire. Early analysis of the data has provided interesting findings, including a broad awareness that there aren’t currently enough safe cycling facilities in Orangetown, as well as a desire for better cooperation between cyclists and motorists on local roads.
PTNY will now turn its attention to creating a draft plan for the cycling network using the feedback generated by the survey and the data collected through bike counts, multiple site visits, and stakeholder interviews. The plan will be presented at Feb 8 public meeting at 7p in Orangetown Town Hall.