Who can forget the long walks from downtown Ithaca up to IC on those weekend nights?
Now, IC students have a safer trek: construction of a new sidewalk along Danby Road (Route 96B), the main route that connects the college to downtown Ithaca, is now complete. The new sidewalk runs along the east side of the roadway—the campus side—connecting IC with its roots downtown.
“The new sidewalk is a great addition in terms of both safety and convenience,” said Brian Hanshaw ’21.
The sidewalk is a collaboration between the college and the City and Town of Ithaca. The city built its portion of the sidewalk in summer 2019. Construction of the remaining segment, extending from the Ithaca College main entrance to the municipal line at Grandview Avenue, began in June 2020 and ended later that fall.
“It was a terrific experience working collaboratively with our colleagues from the Town of Ithaca Planning Office on this project,” said Tim Carey, IC’s associate vice president and chief facilities officer. “The end result is significantly beneficial to students—indeed all IC community members.”
(Photo by Erin Pedersen '21)