Welcome from Kevin Shute

Hello and welcome to the first post of the City of Bath Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee blog.  The intent of this blog is to inform residents of the work of the advisory committee, provide suggestions on places within the city ( and region) to walk or bike, promote safety education, tips on the health benefits of an active lifestyle and furnish a calendar of upcoming bicycle and pedestrian events.

Bath is compact, 13 square miles. The majority of our population resides within two miles or less from schools, recreational facilities, medical offices, the Y, downtown businesses and the shopping center. A perfect reason why our hard working volunteer committee works diligently to make Bath a safer community for walkers , cyclists and other non-motorized forms of transportation.

In May 2018 the Bath City Council formally adopted a revised Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The original plan was developed in 2011, and over the past five years many of the goals of the original plan have been achieved and it became time for a look forward to the next five years. Areas of focus in the 2018 revision, include infrastructure, education, advocacy and collaboration. All items, important to providing a comprehensive plan that addresses the health, safety and social needs of all Bath residents as they relate to bicycle and pedestrian issues.

We welcome input from the citizens we represent. Residents are encouraged to read the revised Bike/Ped Plan ( found on the City of Bath website), and provide us with your thoughts and concerns. The committee meets the third Thursday of the month at 4pm at the Bath Parks and Recreation Department located at 4 Sheridan Road. Please feel free to attend our meetings or if you have an item for our monthly agenda please forward them to Ben Averill, City Planner, baverill@cityofbath.com.

Kevin Shute, Chair