Ken Gottry - Cambridge NY History

2021 07 27 FixingSidewalk WestMain OppositePleasantStreet

 In 2020 Cambridge was selected as one of ten communities nationwide to participate in the Recreation Economy for Rural Communities (RERC) program. A Community Action Plan was developed during week-long workshops with 150+ residents and local, state, and national organizations.

A key action item was a comprehensive sidewalk audit to identify where there needs to be sidewalks installed, repaired, or improved for better access to community assets. This includes the new Community Forest, Woodlands Cemetery, community gardens, trails, and pocket parks, complementing and building on Main Street redevelopment projects.

In 2021, 25 residents used the AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit to review the 19 miles of sidewalk areas within the village. Six miles have concrete, 3 miles have slate, and 10 miles have no sidewalk.

We evaluated the condition and width of the sidewalk as well as the street crossing, curbs, and boundaries. The audit also included driver behavior, safety, comfort, and appeal. Each section was scored from 1-4 (4=best) across nine categories.

The results of the sidewalk audit are available online. Besides the scorecards there is a bicycle video tour of all the sidewalks
Online documents and videos