Getting across Main Street can be difficult and the pedestrian connections to West Main Street are poor, according to group.
A free workshop on how to make Middletown’s Main Street more pedestrian friendly, safer, and attractive will be held on Sept. 10.
The Walkable Community Workshop is being sponsored by Middletown Main Street, and will be led by the Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO).
The three-hour event will concentrate on identifying real-world problems and hands-on solutions for Middletown. It will provide participants with information on how to make the town a more pedestrian-friendly place and will consist of a presentation on elements of a walkable community, a walkability audit, and a follow-up mapping session where participants put pen to paper and brainstorm options for improvements.
“Creating a safer, more pedestrian friendly commercial district, particularly near the Everett Theater, is a high priority,” said Tracy Skrobot, program director at Middletown Main Street. “Giving the district a safer pedestrian atmosphere will attract more residents and make it easier for them to enjoy all that Main Street has to offer.”
According to sponsoring group, Middletown’s Main Street has many pedestrian amenities; however there is still room for improvement. Getting across Main Street can be difficult and the pedestrian connections to West Main Street are poor. During the workshop, participants will brainstorm solutions to these and other important safety issues.
The Walkable Communities Workshop is open to local residents, elected officials, and professionals in the fields of planning, engineering, law enforcement, public health, and education.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Tracy Skrobot, Middletown Main Street at (302) 378-2977, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about WILMAPCO’s Walkable Community Workshop program, visit www.wilmapco.org/walkable.