What are your thoughts on Scarborough’s bike and pedestrian network? Roadway safety? The Town of Scarborough Transportation Committee wants to hear from you. The committee is holding an Open House on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 4 to 8 p.m. to gather public input to inform an updated Town-wide Transportation Study. The open house will be held at the Scarborough Public Safety Building, 275 US Route 1. Residents are encouraged to stop in at any time within the four-hour window to contribute their thoughts, concerns, and hopes related to Scarborough’s transportation network. Community feedback is crucial as this group begins to formulate the needs, desires, and expectations related to the study.

The last Townwide Transportation Study was completed in 2006. Over the past two decades, infrastructure, development patterns, and priorities have changed. The updated study will look at broad categories within Scarborough’s transportation system. Over the past year, the Transportation Committee has discussed these topics and provided feedback, but more public input is needed to ensure all aspects of the Town’s transportation network are being considered. The goal is for this study to provide direction and focus for the Town’s future capital spending related to traffic and transportation needs. Additional phases of study will focus on specific projects.

The Transportation Open House will focus on specific topics: Bike & pedestrian network needs and strengths, mobility corridor needs and strengths, roadway safety, and re-envisioning Haigis Parkway. The public is also encouraged to share comments on other transportation-related items by emailing Town Engineer Angela Blanchette at ablanchette@scarboroughmaine.org.

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