October 29, 2020

Pittsfield seeking input from residents on improvement to bicycle routes

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The City of Pittsfield is looking for help from residents to develop a accessibility plan for bicyclists of all ages and abilities.

The Bicycle Facilities Master Plan is to establish a safe, comfortable and connected bicycle network throughout the city of Pittsfield. The city is looking to develop a long-term bicycle network and grow beyond a ‘one-street-at-a-time’ planning approach.

Dedicated bike lanes began in Pittsfield in the early 2000s, including the redesign of North Street followed by the reconstruction of Elm Street with the shared lane markings (sharrows).

According to a news release sent to 22News from the mayor’s office, the project team has identified the following project goals and objectives:

  • Develop a citywide plan based on transportation, land use, and demographic factors
  • Prioritize plan recommendations for full-scale build
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