Printable Version - Ferguson Township’s Sustainability Initiatives: Our Shared Use Paths

September 29, 2015



In April 2015, Ferguson Township was named a Certified Gold Community by Sustainable Pennsylvania.Certified Gold Community - Ferguson Township

We were glad to be recognized for our commitment to preserving our agricultural heritage and our
wide open spaces, to responsible development, and doing all we can to promote a sustainable community.

The Township's sustainable initiatives include:

    •    agricultural preservation
    •    stormwater management
    •    our parks
    •    our bike-friendly community and shared use paths
    •    refuse, recycling, compost and yard waste

We hope you'll follow along as we highlight each of them.

Our Shared Use Paths

"If you like to ride a bicycle, Centre County is an outstanding place to live and/or visit," according
to Centre Bike (CRBC), the Centre Region's coalition of slow and fast bicyclists for safe, connected
bike routes. "Whether it's rolling backcountry roads, steep mountain climbs, technical single-track, 
or in-town bicycle paths that you seek, the greater State College area delivers." 


Ferguson Township’s shared use paths encourage safe, environmentally conscious commuting.
Whether you walk, run or bicycle, our shared use paths will take you where you want to go in the Township.

The Ferguson Township Public Works Department maintains many of the shared use paths you'll find in Ferguson Township. The complete list of available (and proposed) facilities within the Township includes sections of trails and bike lanes. 

Seven of the Township's shared use paths are maintained year 'round. You'll find details about snow removal operations on shared use paths at this link.

Our shared use paths also provide additional safety for bicyclists, runners and pedestrians. The Centre Region Share the Path campaign promotes safety on the paths.

Residents who participated in a bike survey last spring overwhelmingly cited safety as their concern, noting they prefer bicycling on our shared use paths to riding next to motorists on the roads.

Follow this link to the bike survey results from Ferguson Township residents who responded.

 

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