Safety Path Program

Safety PathThe program consists of constructing concrete safety paths throughout the Township as outlined in the 1999 Safety Path Master Plan, updated in 2008. The original paths were constructed to provide pedestrians, joggers and bikers with safe passage from local neighborhoods to schools, shopping areas and other local points of interest. These concerns, combined with our residents’ interest in health and exercise, continue to drive this program.

In response to our residents’ interest, the Engineering and Environmental Services Department, working with our consulting engineers, update the Safety Path Master Plan annually. Future safety path routes are considered based upon the anticipated usage by residents, the ability to construct within the existing public right-of-way, and to preserve the surrounding natural features. Final detailed engineering plans are prepared for safety path routes after they have been determined to be feasible for construction within the cost of the program.

Benefits of this program: Provides a safe passage for children to school; promotes health and exercise; and promotes awareness of Township landscapes and natural features.

2017 Safety Path2017 Safety Path Program

The 2017 Safety Path Program includes the following new paths to be constructed:

  • Woodward Avenue – east side from Manor Road to Strathmore Street
  • Long Lake Road – north side from west end of Bloomcrest Drive to Adams Road

The following paths were completed in 2016:

  • Square Lake Road – north side from Woodward Avenue to Bratton Street
  • Maple Road - north side from Telegraph Road to Red Coat Lane
  • Squirrel Road – east side from Long Lake Road to Westview Road
  • Long Lake Road – north side from Squirrel Road to the west end of Bloomcrest Drive

Updated: December 2016