The town of Fairfield celebrated its first bike route, from Mill Plain Road and Brookside Drive to Unquowa Road on June 15.
According to an article in the Fairfield Sun, the vision for the route began in 2010 when the Fairfield Bike/Walk Coalition petitioned the town to create a bicycle and pedestrian plan, requesting a citizen's survey. The survey received 700 responses, and the town agreed to create the Fairfield Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee.
Andrew Graceffa, chairman of the Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee said the Mill Plain route is just one little piece of the plan. "The plan has multiple aspects. It has education, enforcement, institutional recommendation and infrastructure," Graceffa told the Fairfield Sun.
He added, "“We’d like to get funding for doing more bike routes in town, and doing some pedestrian enhancements, especially in the downtown area. Getting some crosswalks worked on. I would like to see a bike route to the beach.”
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