Sodus Point and the Genesee Transportation Council (GTC) are working with Barton & Loguidice and Landis Evans + Partners to prepare an Active Transportation Plan for the Village. The Plan will provide Sodus Point with a community- based, data-driven blueprint to guide future decision-making about infrastructure investment while favorably positioning the village for future regional, state, and federal funding opportunities. The primary purpose of this initiative is to develop a system of sidewalks, on-road bicycle facilities, and multi-use trails that safely and equitably accommodate bicycle and pedestrian traffic throughout the village. This will be accomplished by introducing conceptual designs and policies that, when implemented, will transform the village into a walkable and bike-friendly community that positively impacts residents’ health and contributes to overall economic growth.
The experience of walking and biking in the Village of Sodus Point should be safe, convenient, comfortable and enjoyable. Village businesses and attractions must be equally accessible to both motorized and non-motorized traffic. Sodus Point currently offers a range of pedestrian and bicycle environments, from an urban-like experience in the central business district to a more rural and natural experience along Lake Road and State Route 14. However, the mix of motorized and non-motorized traffic often creates hazardous situations. Active transportation improvements will elevate safety for all modes of travel, establish connectivity to historic, cultural and natural resources, and help Sodus Point reach its potential as a healthy, attractive, vibrant and resilient 21st-century community.