A group of students enrolled in the Environmental Studies 390 course at Colgate are conducting a study of the walkability of the Village of Hamilton, and invite members of the community to participate as volunteers. On Saturday, March 24th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, the students will work with groups of volunteers, all of whom will be equipped with maps and surveys and sent to various locations throughout the village to assess sidewalks, curb cuts, crosswalks, and other physical details, and to gauge the community’s ability to walk to various places in the village.
The objective of the survey is to determine which areas of the village are safe and accessible for walkers, and which areas might need improvement. The volunteers will also be reporting on the adequacy of traffic signals and street signs, and vehicle traffic patterns and driver behavior. Volunteers will be instructed to walk various routes through the village, making note of their comfort in walking in particular areas.
The results of the study will be shared with the Village of Hamilton and the Pedestrian Safety Committee. The study is sponsored by Colgate’s Environmental Studies program and the Upstate Institute.
The first 20 volunteers to register for the event will receive a free “Hamilton Walks” tshirt, which should be worn during the event for safety. Interested volunteers should register by emailing email@example.com or by calling the Upstate Institue at 315-228-5473. Pre-registration is not necessary, but will help organizers prepare t-shirts for volunteers.