The Town of Penfield is proud of its aggressive position in constructing sidewalks throughout the town. On any given day, you can see residents using these safe and convenient paths.
The Town of Penfield has a Sidewalk Policy that dictates the process used by new development for sidewalk installation. The policy also specifies a Sidewalk Master Plan to identify primary roads in need of sidewalks. This policy is guided by the Town Board.
The sidewalk priorities are based upon proximity to schools, parks, community facilities, and locations along busy (high volume) roadways. These priorities are reviewed annually by the town staff and the Town Board. The primary focus of the town at this time is to install sidewalks within the high density residential areas which are typically located west of Fairport, Nine Mile Point Road (Route 250.)
The town currently has over 322,000 linear feet of sidewalks within its borders. That’s over 60 miles! Each year the town reviews the needs for additional sidewalks and develops a plan for the coming construction season.
All new sidewalks are constructed of concrete with a minimum width of 5 feet. Wider sections are required next to the curb or roadway. The town uses three snowplows to keep the sidewalks along major roadways clear in the winter wherever the sidewalks are continuous. Each route takes approximately 3-1/2 hours to complete. Subdivision sidewalks are currently not cleared by the town.