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May 19. 2013 7:06PM

Hanover committee wants feedback on sidewalks, bike paths

HANOVER - The bicycle and pedestrian committee will host a summit Wednesday to share updates on its progress and take feedback.

"What we're hoping is to find out what people think the town should be doing, what additional areas are there," said chairman Scot Drysdale.

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Summit will run from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Mayer Room at the Howe Library. Refreshments will be provided and families are encouraged to come and see the committee's plans for developing the town's bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.

The summit is being run like an open house, but a short presentation at 5:30 p.m. is planned to provide residents with an overview.

Input from the public would help the committee prioritize its goals.

"We're also looking for input on what are hot spots. . What are places that need improvements," he said.

The committee would like to see more sidewalks where there is room and where it is appropriate, he said. "There are sidewalks in much of Hanover. There are places where we think we need more sidewalks and are lobbying for them."

However, multiuse paths and road sharing is also part of the committee's master plan, he said.

"Walking and biking are important ways to get a round and they should be given as much consideration as cars," he said.

mpierce@newstote.com


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