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Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work & Play in Herkimer County

 

County Strategic Planning Coordinator, lains information from the 2006 Herkimer County Risk Assessment Profile to a group of local officials.

 

Creating Community Landscapes to Promote Physical Activity

 

HCHN will work with Herkimer-Oneida Transportation Study to improve land use policies, building codes, roadway design standards, zoning regulations and other governmental changes that promote and facilitate physical activity in the Herkimer County communities.

 

HCHN will promote both Complete Streets and the development of Pedestrian Action Plans. Complete Streets is a belief that streets and roadways should be “designed and operated to enable safe access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities must be able to safely move along and across a complete street. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work. They allow buses to run on time and make it safe for people to walk to and from train stations.”

 

A Pedestrian Action Plan is designed to assist officials in identifying “where to begin to address pedestrian safety issues. It is also intended to assist agencies in further enhancing their existing pedestrian safety programs and activities, including identifying safety problems, analyzing information, and selecting optimal solutions.”

 

Community Resources:

Bicycle Boulevard Planning & Design Guidebook
Bicycle Friendly University

Bikability Checklist

Creating Community Landscapes to Promote Physical Activity
Herkimer County Farm Produce & Tourism Map

Herkimer-Oneida County Bike Atlas

Developing a Pedestrian Action Plan
Mohawk Valley Virtual Farmers’ Market

National Realtor's Association "On Common Ground"

NYS Livable Community Resource Manual

Pedestrian Facilities Survey

Saratoga Healthy Transportation Network

Walkability Checklist

About HealthNet

The HCHN has been in existence since 1990. Its membership has continuously expanded and has served as an effective forum for Herkimer County providers to identify, discuss, and resolve health and social service issues and concerns. As a direct result of grants by the New York State Department of Health: Office of Rural Health, the Network significantly increased levels of coordination and collaboration among health and social service providers.


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