Falmouth Bike-Pedestrian Plan Wins Plan of the Year

July 26, 2016 at 8:18 am Leave a comment

Exciting news!

falmouth-bike-ped-plan-12-sarah-cushmanThe 2016 Falmouth Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan won the Plan of the Year Award from the Maine Association of Planners.  This annual award goes to a “written plan that is a significant advancement to the science and art of planning.”  The plan was judged on its originality, transferability, quality, comprehensiveness, public participation, and implementation.  Cushman Transportation Consulting, LLC enjoyed providing technical and public outreach assistance for this project, in conjunction with Greg Bakos of VHB and the Town of Falmouth. It’s a good plan and the recommendations will do much to help guide the town’s next steps.

falmouth-bike-ped-plan-1-sarah-cushmanIn addition to a very active and bike-pedestrian interested citizenry, the town is very fortunate to have Theo Holtwijk as its Director of Long Range Planning, who is the strong lead on this and many other projects.  In addition, Jay Reynolds, the Public Works Director; Bob Shafto, Falmouth’s trails and land aquisitions Ombudsman; Lucky D’Ascanio, the Director of Parks and Community Programs; and Nathan Poore, the Town Manager,  all contributed and offered tremendous support for the plan. The project was funded by the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System – PACTS – the local metropolitan planning organization.

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