The 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.
2019 Safety Path Program
The 2019 Safety Path Program includes the following new paths to be constructed:
- South Cranbrook Road – east side from Westbourne Drive to Middlebury Lane
- Telegraph Road – east side from Lincoln Road to Maple Road
- Woodward Avenue – east side from Oak Avenue to Maywood Road
The following paths were completed in 2018:
- Lincoln Road – south side from Telegraph Road to Lahser Road
- Telegraph Road – east side from Maple Road to Quarton Road
2018 Safety Paths Map
SEMCOG has provided some tips for walkers to keep in mind.
Updated: April 2019