04 – How would the security of abutters and of trail users be maintained?
It is likely that the Sudbury Police Department would patrol the trail. A rail trail built to shared-use-path standards would accommodate patrol cars and emergency vehicles. Users with cell phones have become a key part of enhancing security along other rail trails. Appropriate fencing or shrubbery is usually included in the construction costs for a rail trail. Shared-use-path standards dictate fencing alongside the trail where there are sharp drop offs.