December 2, 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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Goa: SC reserves verdict in plea seeking extension for ore transportation | Goa News

PANAJI: The Supreme Court on Monday reserved judgement on a petition filed by a mining company seeking more time to transport royalty paid ore.
The company approached the court stating that the extension was being sought as factors beyond their control had affected ore transportation.
The factors, according to the company, include time taken by the state authorities to issue transit permits, time taken to clear stockyards, which had a huge backlog due to the high court judgment, stoppage of transportation during lockdown imposed due to Covid-19, restrictions imposed on extent of transportation (trips per hour), even after transportation was allowed, limited availability of labour due to the restrictions on passenger transport and the hysteria surrounding the pandemic.
Mine leaseholders had challenged an order of the high court that had stopped transportation of iron ore mined after March 15, 2018. The Supreme Court had allowed mining leaseholders in the state
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