Traffic Safety Working Group 

Letter from the Traffic Safety Working Group


Dear Bedford Neighbor,

We are writing to make you aware of our Traffic Safety Working Group’s work. Our goal is to promote safer roads here in Bedford by collaborating with relevant parties and agencies.

Our Key Objectives:

  • Promote safety education for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians.
  • Study traffic conditions, analyze accident reports, and recommend changes in rules, regulations, and physical aspects of the roadway system.
  • Formulate street and highway safety programs and coordinate efforts of interested parties and agencies engaged in traffic safety education.
  • Conduct regular meetings to engage parties interested in traffic regulation, control, and safety.
  • Obtain and analyze motor vehicle accident data to evaluate potential changes to the roadway system and for educational purposes.
  • Provide a mechanism for considering concerns about traffic safety once reviewed by police and highway.

If you have a specific concern about an unsafe condition in your neighborhood, depending on the issue,  the best place to start is with the Bedford Police Department or the Highway Department.

Should you require further information or have any questions, please feel free to contact us at  See below for meeting times and see what issues we have been working on.  We meet every other month.

All the best,

Traffic Safety Working Group

Mission Statement

In 2014 the Town Board established the Traffic Safety Working Group to advise the Town Board for the following purpose:


  • Promote and encourage street and highway traffic safety.
  • Formulate street and highway safety  programs and coordinate efforts of interested parties and agencies  engaged in traffic safety education
  • Study traffic conditions on streets  and  highways,  study  and analyze  reports  of  accidents and causes thereof, and recommend to the appropriate legislative bodies, departments or commissions such changes as deemed advisable in rules, orders, regulations and physical changes to the roadway, signage and other components of the roadway system
  • Conduct meetings on a regular basis and invite to such meetings parties and agencies,  public  and  private, interested  in  traffic regulation, control and safety
  • Promote safety education for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians.
  • Obtain and assemble motor vehicle accident data, and analyze, study and consolidate  such  data  to evaluate potential changes to the roadway system and for educational  and  informational  purposes
  • Coordinate and   direct   local   activities   related  to  the  implementation of the state highway safety program, as approved  by  the  governor or his designee
  • Make reports/recommendations to the Town Board as necessary.
  • Provide a sustained and systematic mechanism and clearing house for considering concerns about traffic safety.

2023 Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, 7/19/23 @ 9:45 AM
Wednesday, 9/20/23 @ 9:45 AM
Wednesday,11/15/23 @ 9:45 AM

Don Scott – Chair
Michael Weisburger Exp. 8/31/23
Brendan Keegan  Exp. 8/31/24
Mary Cassidy  Exp. 8/31/23
David Dobbins Exp. 8/31/25
Drew Marchiano  Exp.10/4/23
Geraldine Zikely  Exp. 8/31/25
Director of Planning Jesica Youngblood
Police Chief Melvin Padilla
Police Sgt. Nancy Wallwork
Commissioner of DPW Kevin Winn
Town Supervisor Ellen Calves

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