The goal of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Connectivity and Safety Study is to develop an Old Colony region wide bicycle and pedestrian network plan to improve the conditions bicyclists and pedestrians face daily while using the network for recreation and/or transportation purposes. Through the use of a bicycle and pedestrian committee, a review of community master and/or transportation plans, and other pedestrian/bicycle focused studies, OCPC will seek to understand the conditions bicyclists and pedestrians encounter and how they get to the destinations they travel to or wish they could reach via the bicycle and pedestrian network. OCPC will also consult with other Commonwealth agencies such as MassDOT and their Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board so that goals and recommendations put forth by the Commonwealth will be complimented by the Old Colony plan and will seek input from outside organizations that want to improve the bicycle and pedestrian network. The study will also critique the current bicycle and pedestrian network and look at the future network and propose how it can be improved from the contacts of public health and safety.
To assist with the development of the study, OCPC has created two surveys; one for bicyclists and one for pedestrians. You may, and are encouraged, to take both surveys. The surveys will help OCPC acquire bicycle and walking information and patterns in the Old Colony Region and help guide the development of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Connectivity and Safety Study.