Foit-Albert Associates provided design services for safer bicycle and pedestrian travel for residents and visitors along a one mile stretch of Dale Drive in the Village of Cassadaga, NY, a locally administered, federally-funded project. The scope of our services covers design phases I-IV, field survey and mapping, accident data and analysis, soil investigations, NEPA, SEQR, environmental permitting, ROW, bid opening and award support, and full-time construction inspection.
There were no paved shoulders in this area, which led to unsafe conditions for bicyclists and pedestrians sharing the roadway with motorists. Engineers performed a thorough evaluation of the shoulders to determine the best surface alternative and designed a 5 foot wide paved shoulder on both sides of the road. All cross culverts were evaluated and replaced as required. Environmental work including wetland delineation was also part of the project.
This project is just one phase of a plan proposed by the Citizens for a Better Cassadaga to provide biking and walking opportunities around the full perimeter of Cassadaga Lake. Foit-Albert also is proposing to connect this first-phase to the existing bicycle/ pedestrian walkways along Route 60. This is a popular location for residents and visitors to the area to walk and bicycle while enjoying the scenic views of Cassadaga Lake or visiting the popular tourist destination, Lily Dale.