The city maintains a large network of pedestrian transportation facilities including paved paths, sidewalks, pedestrian refuge islands, handicap ramps, and crosswalk markings.
The 2017 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan includes recommendations for the pedestrian network and walk-ability throughout Fitchburg. Rather than provide specific recommendations for projects, the pedestrian recommendations focus on mapping the community destinations, pedestrian activity areas, and the primary intersections that should be designed to accommodate safe crossings for pedestrians.
Damaged Sidewalk or Curb & Gutter
The City of Fitchburg has a replacement program to assist property owners with repairing cracked, faulted, and damaged sidewalk or curb and gutter. To qualify, the city must determine that the sidewalk or curb and gutter are hazardous. Property owners which have sidewalk and curb and gutter replacements will be billed for half the cost.
As funding allows, residents may request the replacement of sidewalk or curb and gutter.