Cycle Safe Task Force


  • Christopher Chapman
  • Melanie Conant
  • Gordon Harris
  • Mitchell Lowe
  • Adam Green
  • Emily Marcus

  • Linda Murphy
  • David Benedix
  • Deborah Logan
  • Jennifer Perry
  • Brian Hone
  • Christopher Fauske
  • William Whitmore, SB Rep.

The Cycle Safe Task Force was appointed by the Ipswich Select Board in the Fall of 2020 and will provide recommendations back to the Select Board. To reach the members of the Cycle Safe Task Force, please email or Ethan Parsons, Director of Planning & Development, at or 978-356-6607 X1.

Purpose of the Cycle Safe Task Force: To provide community leaders and Ipswich residents with a variety of safety imperatives and business initiatives, both near and long term, to make Ipswich a safer, more practical, and economically attractive place for residents and visitors to cycle.  Information provided by the Task Force will allow managers and residents to better appreciate community needs, identify a range of opportunities, envision various planning scenarios, and make thoughtful and effective decisions. 

The Town's bicycle and pedestrian planning documents can be found in the Planning Department Plans and Studies section and are also linked below: 

The Town of Ipswich Non-Motorized Transportation Plan: An Action Plan to Support Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety In Ipswich, October 2009. 

Ipswich Complete Streets policy and project list 

2008 Amendments to the 2003 Ipswich Community Development Plan relating to Sustainability, Green Design and Resource Efficiency 

Community Development Plan documents  

2003 Ipswich Transportation Action Map   

Essex Pastures - Essex Road 2020 Traffic study

Proposed Argilla Road Trail information August 2011

Google Maps Ipswich bicycle network

Other state and national resources include:

Walk Friendly Communities  A national recognition program designed to encourage communities to establish or recommit to a high priority for establishing safer walking environments. 

Coastal Trails Coalition  The Coastal Trails Network is a 30-mile public system of multi-use off-road bicycle and pedestrian trails linking the coastal features of Amesbury, Newbury, Newburyport and Salisbury 

MassBike The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition promotes a bicycle-friendly environment and encourages bicycling for fun, fitness, and transportation.  

2019 Statewide Bicycle Transportation Plan - Learn about how and why the State is working to increase the percentage of everyday trips made by bicycling, and eliminate bicyclist fatalities and serious injuries at the same time. Every day, Bay State residents and visitors choose to use a bicycle for daily trips, whether for getting to work or school, running errands, or reaching transit stops and stations. Many more people would bicycle for short daily trips if only there were safer, more comfortable, and better-connected routes they could use. 

 2019 Municipal Resource Guide for Bikeability - As part of the Bike Plan, MassDOT developed the Resource Guide in recognition of the important role the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts will play. Created for municipal staff, elected officials, community members, and anyone interested in biking, the Resource Guide introduces core concepts to enhance community bikeability and directs readers to additional resources for more detailed information.    

MASS DOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation page Mass DOT's Office of Transportation Planning manages long-range bicycle and pedestrian planning as well as outreach and education across the State.

MassDOT Separated Bike Lane Planning & Design Guide: Chapter 3, General Design Considerations    

Association of City Transportation Officials Bike Route Wayfinding Signage