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Concord needs to make safe walking + biking a priority; this means more sidewalks + bike lanes + lower speed limits throughout town (25 mph max). (Lexington, Arlington, Cambridge have already done this.)... Read more

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Fully support 25 mph throughout Concord. Our community should be for families as opposed to those who drive through it on their commute.

We won't stop people from commuting through Concord but we can slow them down so they pay attention and are more aware of the crosswalks.

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Draft section 4.5 - Pedestrians and Bicycles: this paragraph seems more concerned with existing constraints rather than plans and visions. It's disconcerting to read "the future level of use of new sidewalks... Read more

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Goal 3 action under sectoin 4.5: need an overall plan on how to connect the bike paths and trails and commercial and tourist attractions to direct the choice of projects.

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Section 4.4 - Land Use / Zoning - the goals as elaborate in the draft are excellent, but as summarized in the handout at the hearing on 4/25 are seem diminished. The action to "adopt zoning that recognized... Read more

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The draft plan should include more planning to increase community gardens. Community gardening is a great recreation. Community gardens bring together all ages of our community. In addition Concord's... Read more

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Sustainability and climate resiliency matters received strong support during Town Meeting, and the committee is deliberating on these aspects with more focus, and also is open to public input in all areas.... Read more

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That public hearing is important, as is the event the next night April 26 on the Climate Solutions Series, 7:30 at Willard School. See the flyer here: http://files.constantcontact.com/c6979f58201/cf7581ca-fdff-4d4c-b39e-9e84efa8c42f.pdf

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In the introduction, a statement about authentic participation says: "Not replacing existing processes of participatory democracy in Concord (Town Meeting, public hearings), but supplementing these to... Read more

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Relatedly: About the "Values Statement" at the end of Section 1 : "The Town of Concord seeks sustainable growth and diversity that protects its historic and natural resources, while preserving its values,... Read more