Town Common-Complete Streets Grant Project
The Town of Leicester was awarded a Complete Streets grant in the amount of $335,747.50 to make a series of improvements around the Leicester Town Common. (A Complete Street is one that provides safe and accessible options for all travel modes - walking, biking, transit and vehicles – for people of all ages and abilities.) The Town Common project includes a series of planned improvements to improve accessibility for pedestrians, bicyclists, and wheelchair users.
Complete Streets Grant Program
The Complete Streets grant program has 3 tiers:
Tier 1: Adoption of Complete Streets Policy (Adopted 2/13/2017)
Tier 2: Preparation of Complete Streets Prioritization Plan* (completed 9/2018 with Complete Streets grant of $37,999.49)
Tier 3: Town Common Project Grant Funding ($335,747.50 award announced 1/2019)
*The Town Common project is described on pages 49-52 of this plan. (Note: although the plan describes bicycle racks, Leicester did not receive grant funding for this part of the project).