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Newport’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission Launches Pedestrian Safety Survey for Month of MayThe City of Newport’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) is asking citizens to participate in a survey to share how they feel as a pedestrian in Newport.

The survey, which will run the entire month of May, names 25 locations throughout the City and asks citizens to identify whether they feel:
■ Safe: “I feel comfortable from a safety perspective using this crosswalk.”
■ Unsafe: “I feel very vulnerable to traffic here and I am not comfortable using this crosswalk.”
■ I Don’t Know: “I have no experience, or my experience varies too much with this crosswalk to comment.”

The BPAC was established by the Newport City Council in 2013 to advise the Council on bicycle and pedestrian safety, conduct surveys and studies on bicycle and pedestrian matters, and facilitate citizen participation in such matters.

The BPAC will use data from this survey to identify the crosswalks where pedestrians feel the most unsafe, as well as features of locations that are perceived as safer. As the locations addressed in this survey represent both city and state roads, the BPAC will share the report and their recommendations with both city and state officials – who are working together to ensure the safety of all road users.

At the end of the survey, participants will have the option of providing contact information if they would like to be available for follow up.

Click here to take the survey

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