Holyoke adopts “Complete Streets” ordinance

There is no timeline for the upgrades as of yet

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – There’s been a series of pedestrian accidents this month in western Massachusetts, and the City of Holyoke is taking steps to keep pedestrians and bicyclists safe.

The city is the first in western Massachusetts to adopt a “Complete Streets” ordinance. “Complete Streets” would provide safe access along and across streets for all residents, whether driving, walking or bicycling.

Cassandra Cutler of Holyoke told 22News she thinks it’s a great idea. “An excellent idea actually. Especially with how busy Holyoke has become lately it’s important to increase movement for the people who actually live here.”

The ordinance was proposed by the Bicycling and Pedestrian Committee, which was started last month. No timeline for the new street upgrades has been announced just yet.

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