Evaluation and Maintenance of Sidewalk/Pathway System
High priority should be placed on fixing sidewalks that have fallen into disrepair. Sidewalks should be installed first in areas that will fill in gaps in the sidewalk network within the downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. These neighborhoods should have sidewalks on both sides of the street, where street width permits. Maintenance of sidewalks and trails is key to promoting walking and bicycling.
Proper maintenance, even in winter, is a current issue. While budgets are a limiting factor in sidewalk maintenance, a long-term goal should be to identify major connections that will, at a minimum, be cleared consistently throughout the winter. This will ensure a basic level of year-round connectivity.