COLONIE: Town looks to blaze trails

Planners admit that simply building a sidewalk on every road is not an option. But there is no plan for alternatives. With a plan, the town will be able to earmark funds as well as apply for state and federal grants that have been made available in recent years to get Americans out of their cars and using walkways and paths.

Planners are counting on residents to show them where they walk to the store or with their children to school. Is it on roads, side streets or through National Grid easements? They want to know when and how residents use the 33 miles of sidewalks in the town and the seven miles of Mohawk Hudson Bike Hike trail.

"The Pathways Plan will give our residents an opportunity to share their ideas about where the town could use additional trails and sidewalks and help us prioritize future projects," said Supervisor Mary Brizzell in a written statement.

The pathways visioning workshop will be held Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Crossings of Colonie.""

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