Complete Streets are designed enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders. Built for all ages and abilities, Complete Streets make it safe and easy to cross the street, walk, and bicycle to work or to run errands. They encourage mode share and are helping to revitalize downtowns in communities across New York.
Coordinated by the Cornell Cooperative Extension, Kingston Complete Streets Advisory Council, the City of Kingston, and the Kingston Land Trust’s Trails Committee, two Complete Streets workshops will be held on October 29th.
Session 1 (3-5 pm): Workshop participants will take part in a walk to observe street design issues between the Kingston Plaza and the surrounding streets.
Session 2 (6-8 pm): Participants will explore and discuss potential solutions to the observed barriers in session 1 and will learn principles of effective Complete Streets implementation.
The workshops will be held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County Education Center, 232 Plaza Road, Kingston
Facilitated by Jeff Olsen a principal with Alta Planning + Design, the workshops will be targeted to educate Planning Board Members, City Council Members and Leaders, City Staff, Pedestrian and Bicycle Advocates, Representatives of Local Businesses and Concerned Citizens.
For more information and to register contact Kristen Wilson, Live Well Kingston Coalition Coordinator at 845-340-3990 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Parks & Trails New York is working with the Kingston Land Trust and the Rail Trail Committee as part of its Healthy Trails, Healthy People program to engage the community in exploring the feasibility of connecting existing and proposed rail trails into the city. Complete Streets solutions will be an integral part of the transportation fabric of the city and provide safe and accessible routes that connect the downtown with surrounding trails.