Sodus Point and the Genesee Transportation Council are working with Barton & Loguidice and Landis Evans-Partners to prepare an active transportation plan for the village.
The plan is funded by a grant through the GTC and will provide Sodus Point with a community-based, data-driven blueprint to guide future decision-making about infrastructure investment while positioning the village for future regional, state and federal funding opportunities. The primary purpose of this initiative is to develop a system of sidewalks, on-road bicycle facilities and multi-use trails that safely and equitably accommodate bicycle and pedestrian traffic throughout the village. This will be accomplished by introducing conceptual designs and policies that, when implemented, will transform the village into a walkable and bike-friendly community that positively impacts residents’ health and contributes to overall economic growth.
The experience of walking and biking in the Sodus Point should be safe, convenient, comfortable and enjoyable. Village businesses and attractions must be equally accessible to both motorized and nonmotorized traffic. Sodus Point currently offers a range of pedestrian and bicycle environments, from an urban-like experience in the central business district to a more rural and natural experience along Lake Road and State Route 14. However, the mix of motorized and nonmotorized traffic often creates hazardous situations.
The Steering Committee kicked off the project April 25 and is looking forward to working with the community to elevate safety for all modes of travel, establish connectivity to historic, cultural and natural resources; and help Sodus Point reach its potential.
For more information, visit soduspoint.info/active-transportation-plan.