Saco and Scarborough join forces to make Route 1 safer

Saco and Scarborough are working on a regional plan to make Route One safer and more accessible for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. Each community has contributed $10,000 toward the study, and PACTS picked up the remaining $78,000.

The study’s goal is to create a plan for a business-friendly road that encourages people to walk, bike and use public transportation. The focus will include improving pedestrian safety by looking at things such as signal design, crosswalk locations and pedestrian refuges. A plan also will be developed for how to improve the road for cyclists.

You can learn more here.