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Ithaca seeks public input at meeting tonight on Rt. 13 waterfront access improvements

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The City of Ithaca invites the community to a public forum on Tuesday, February 27th, to discuss plans for redesigning Route 13. The aim is to enhance safety and access to the Cayuga Lake waterfront. This meeting, announced on social media, will be held from 5-7pm at Boynton Middle School, providing a platform for residents to learn about proposed changes and share their opinions.

Finger Lakes Partners (Billboard)

The project focuses on transforming a 0.85-mile segment of Route 13 into a “Complete Street boulevard,” featuring improved crossings, dedicated bike and pedestrian paths, and traffic calming measures. This stretch extends from where Fulton and Meadow Streets converge to the bridge over Fall Creek, a key area for connecting the city to its waterfront.

Funded by a BUILD grant, the initiative seeks to analyze and design transportation upgrades that could lead to the redevelopment of Ithaca’s waterfront and better connect it to nearby neighborhoods and downtown. The city emphasizes the importance of community feedback in shaping the future of the Route 13 corridor, encouraging public participation in the process.