Most meetings in Truro are remote. Go to truro-ma.gov and click on the meeting you want to watch. The agenda includes instructions on how to join.
Friday, Nov. 4
- Open Space Committee, 12:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 7
- Local Comprehensive Plan Committee, 3 p.m.
- Conservation Commission, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 8
- State Election, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Truro Community Center
Wednesday, Nov. 9
- Select Board, 5 p.m.
- Walsh Property Community Planning Committee, 6 p.m.
A presentation by Susan Roderick, chair of the bike and walkways committee, to the select board on Oct. 25 collated responses from 689 town residents about their experience with local biking.
The survey ran from April 25 to Sept. 30 and showed that only 7 percent of town residents feel safe biking on all roads; 54 percent feel safe only on back roads, and 29.8 percent do not feel safe at all.
“Here’s where a lot of the work needs to be done by our committee and the town of Truro,” said Roderick.
Respondents suggested improvements including wider bike baths, an extension of the Cape Cod Rail Trail from Wellfleet into Truro, better enforcement of speed limits, and HAWK (high-intensity activated crosswalk) signals, which alert oncoming cars to the presence of pedestrians or bikers.
“Truro has very problematic topography on both sides of the state highway,” said select board member Robert Weinstein, who encouraged communicating with the state Dept. of Transportation about available funds.
Since respondents also suggested paths for biking and walking be part of the development of Truro’s 70-acre Walsh property, Roderick presented survey results to the Walsh property community planning committee, which is discussing mixed uses of that land. —Sophie Mann-Shafir