CHATHAM, NJ - They took photos, notes and answered questions on clipboards.
Led by Lisa Leone, the Safe Routes to School Coordinator for Trans Options, members of the community conducted an Urban Track Walkability Audit of Main Street in Chatham on Monday morning. A report on the findings will be forthcoming.
Members representing the Tri-Town 55-Plus Coalition, Chatham Community Services, the Chatham Borough Environmental Commission, and the Chatham Borough Police Department participated in the audit. Steve Williams, Chatham Borough administrator, and Vicki Fife, Borough of Chatham Council member also participated.
Four groups walked from Division Avenue to Coleman Avenue on Main Street, and from Coleman to University Avenue, checking the walking route for safety and a number of other factors, such as access to bathroom facilities, shade along the route, and factors that could adversely affect seniors.
Chatham Borough Council member Vicki Fife, who participated in the audit, sums up the event Monday night at regular council meeting