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Farmersville gets moving at Fall Festival

Farmersville gets moving at Fall Festival

Active Transportation Safety Enhancement Plan kicks off at Fall Festival

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FARMERSVILLE – Farmersville residents can learn about the Active Transportation Safety Enhancement Plan, now in development, during the Fall Festival set for Saturday, Oct. 6.

The festival will be held in downtown Farmersville, between Front Street and Ash Street, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The Active Transportation Safety Enhancement Plan is intended to improve access and safety for non-motorized transportation, including walking and biking. It is also anticipated that local air quality will be improved by increasing the number of trips taken by walking and biking. The first step is a survey of Farmersville that will identify areas of concerns such as non-compliant sidewalks and curb ramps, the availability of bike lanes, safe routes to schools and city parks, connections between popular destinations and access for seniors and the disabled.

The goal of the plan is to provide data that can lead to safety improvements in the community and, ultimately, improvements in the air quality by reducing the number of trips by car.

The Active Transportation Safety Enhancement Plan table at the Fall Festival will feature activities for children and information on the plan.

The next step will be a community meeting to review findings of the survey and to seek the public’s input. For information on the Active Transportation Safety Enhancement Plan, call consultant Gary Mills, Omni-Means, at 734-5895 or email gary.mills@ghd.com.

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