October 29, 2019
Are you a resident of Elwyn Park? You’re invited to participate in the Elwyn Park neighborhood survey!
The City recently started work on a preliminary study to explore the possible addition of sidewalks and traffic calming measures in the Elwyn Park neighborhood.
In 2010, the City’s Safe Routes to School Action Plan included the addition of sidewalks and related traffic calming measures in the Elwyn Park and other neighborhoods. The City's 2014 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan made the same recommendations and the City Council voted to approve funding for a feasibility study to identify and prioritize a list of potential sidewalk locations as well as considerations for traffic calming and other pedestrian and bicycle improvement projects in the neighborhood.
Once complete, the feasibility study will include planning-level concepts for potential improvements and cost estimates so that the City can determine where investments could be made in the future in conjunction with other roadway and drainage improvements in the neighborhood.
Funding for the construction of sidewalks or any other traffic calming measures has not yet been authorized and will not be authorized until the feasibility study has been completed.
A public information meeting was held on October 1st where we heard from some neighborhood residents.
For residents unable to attend the initial meeting or if you have more ideas you’d like to share, we invite you to complete a brief survey.
Please complete the survey by November 11, 2019.
Once this initial public input is gathered and summarized, the City Planning Department will report back at a future neighborhood meeting (in December or January) to present some preliminary recommendations for consideration by neighborhood residents.
You can find more information about this project, the link to the survey, and notifications of future meetings on the project web page.
*Note: If you would like a paper copy of the survey, please contact the Portsmouth Planning Department at 603-610-7216.