Sidewalk Improvement Survey

The City of Gardiner recently received a $5,000 grant from AARP to help support a demonstration sidewalk improvement. This grant was used to complete a stretch of sidewalk by the Gardiner Public Library.  Since the sidewalk is now near completion, the community is invited to inspect the new sidewalk and give us your opinion on priorities regarding the sidewalk design, construction processes, future plans, and preferences for a more walkable downtown. 

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* 1. Which groups best describe you?  Select all that apply.

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* 2. As the city looks into upgrading downtown sidewalks, what should it take into account?
Rank the following as not important, somewhat important, or very important from your point of view

  not important somewhat important very important
a) Accessibility: Can anyone use it, regardless of ability?
b) Maintenance: Is it easy and inexpensive to keep walks smooth and walkable?
c) Aesthetics: Is it attractive? How well does it fit in with Historic downtown Gardiner?
d) Cost over the life of the sidewalk (installation plus maintenance)
e) Walkability: Does it encourage strolling and lingering downtown?
f) Winter maintenance: Can it be kept clear of snow and ice without being damaged?

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* 3. I am a resident of Gardiner

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* 4. Pros and cons: Let us know what you think of the new sidewalk being built by the library. Should we continue this design as sidewalks are replaced downtown? Why or why not?

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* 5. Do you have another idea for sidewalk designs that you think should be considered? If so, please tell us where to look at it. (town, business, web site)

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* 6. Where downtown does the sidewalk need attention next?

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* 7. You are invited to help celebrate the sidewalk improvement and appreciate Gardiner Public Works; inspect the new sidewalk area; and discuss future plans for a more walkable downtown.

This event will be held at the Gardiner Public Library on:
Friday, November 2nd, at 11 am. 
There will be light refreshments. 
Please RSVP and let us know how many plan to attend!

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