BPSSC performs rolling audit of city streets
By Taylor J. Hale
STEVENS POINT – Members of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Street Safety Commission (BPSSC) led a rolling audit of city streets for the 2021 street reconstruction project.
The Aug. 20 audit will help city leaders assess area road designs, intersections, sidewalk conditions, driver behaviors, safety and comfort/appeal.
Commission members asked residents to meet at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Grant Street for a walking audit of the city thoroughfares. Leaders used the AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit and the AARP Walking Audit Tool Kit Leader Guide for the assessment.
The audit saw locals starting on Fifth Street and walking east, taking note of certain road conditions, issues and overall feeling of safety.
“It’s really to get a general assessment,” said Commissioner Trevor Roark.
A review of the roadways followed the rolling audit during a BPSSC meeting where residents could give input on the streets’ conditions and overall pedestrian-feel. The results of these surveys will be published in the city’s BPSSC minutes.
“The purpose was really to look at the street design for these specific corridors,” explained Roark.
To view the city’s minutes on the meeting with the survey info, visit https://stevenspoint.com/578/Minutes-Archives. To view the AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit, visit www.aarp.org.