Pedestrian safety group chooses winning contest suggestion

To the Editor:

At Shelburne Day in August, the Village Pedestrian Safety Group sponsored a contest looking for creative ideas for making Shelburne more walkable, bikeable and/or more pedestrian safe and friendly.

Six people entered, some with multiple ideas. Each idea was considered separately. The winner was chosen at our September meeting based on originality, practicality, and specificity (in terms of place, action, construction, etc).

Kate Lalley was chosen for her entry to create an Instagram account (or some such social media platform) called “Shelburne Walks” where people can show: 1. where they like to walk 2. where they would walk if were safer 3. what destinations they find pleasant, comfortable and safe to walk or bike or 4. document problems/obstacles in existing network.

We look forward to adding this idea to our future planning.

The prize was a $25 gift certificate to the Shelburne Farms store.

Thank you to everyone who entered our contest or stopped to chat with us at our Shelburne Day booth. We appreciate the positive support we received.

Jane Zenaty
Shelburne
Zenaty is a member of the Village Pedestrian Safety Group.

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