Joan Entwistle

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Commented on Envision Concord 1 year, 5 months ago
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 and bike paths is uncertain". Certainly not every new subdivision needs sidewalks, especially if they are required to build connections to existing trails and bike paths. This should be a top consideration of every development plan, commercial or residential. Past experience with trails and bike paths shows that if you build it they will come. Areas of town that are densely developed but have few sidewalks - such as between rt 2 and W. Concord, need more sidewalks, and a separate bike lane or path on rt 62, which needs to be part of the planned bridge replacement. Sudbury has done an excellent job of providing aesthetically pleasing sidewalks on narrow, busy country roads, creating safer, healthier neighborhoods.
Commented on Envision Concord 1 year, 5 months ago
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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Commented on Envision Concord 1 year, 5 months ago
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 the value of landscape as well as the built environment" could be reworded, suggest replacing "the value of landscape" with "...the ecological services of the natural resources"