Brunswick is an Honorable Mention community due to its walking mode share, nice recreational trails system, and the town’s use of geometric design features to promote pedestrian safety and comfort. Highlights of Brunswick’s application include:
- Brunswick’s two elementary schools have completed preliminary Safe Routes to School audits and they both participate in International Walk to School Day and regular Walking Wednesdays. Additionally, the town’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee and the Town Planner have worked together to create maps of walking routes around the schools.
- Over 13% of commuters in Brunswick travel to work by foot!
- In the last three years, the town has installed seven raised crosswalks to slow motor vehicle speeds, and the town is reviewing plans for a lane reduction on its “Maine” Street.