As the city gears up to complete the Hampline — a protected bike and pedestrian corridor through Binghampton — there is a public meeting to discuss the project planned for Tuesday, February 5th.
At the meeting, the public will have an opportunity to learn about the project’s history, final design, timeline, and implementation process.
The meeting will also give the community a chance to bring up any concerns they have about the construction.
The Hampline has been in the works for eight years, according to the city. Previous phases of the $2 million project included an off-street paved path from the Overton Park Bike Plaza to Broad, decorative bus stop shelters, and public art.
Once completed, the Hampline will be a two-mile-long bicycle and pedestrian path through Binghampton down Broad, connecting the Shelby Farms Greenline to Overton Park. The corridor, a two-way cycle track, will be separated from vehicle traffic with a raised median.
The project will also add enhanced pedestrian crossings, upgrades to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act standards, landscaping, and the city’s first bicycle-specific traffic signal at Sam Cooper and Hale.
The Hampline meeting will be Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the Lester Community Center on Tillman.