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Cornell Local Roads Program Presented Successful Workshop in Herkimer County

March 22, 2011

 

HERKIMER, NY – The Cornell Local Roads Program presented a Complete Streets: Planning Safer Communities for Bicyclists and Pedestrians workshop this past Tuesday in Herkimer County, sponsored jointly by the Federal Highway Administration, New York State Department of Transportation, and Cornell University.

 

Local officials, planning board and council members for villages, towns, city, and county with an interest in learning the basics of how to safely accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians in their municipalities attended the workshop. Participants learned about planning strategies and basic design and maintenance principles used in bicycle and pedestrian friendly communities. Other topics included traffic laws, essential items for one’s “toolkit,” education strategies, multi-use facilities, and enforcement.

 

The Complete Streets Planning Safer Communities for Bicyclists and Pedestrians workshop is a part of the Creating Healthy Places grant initiative funded by the New York State Department of Health for Herkimer County, administered by Herkimer County HealthNet. For more information about the Creating Healthy Places grant initiative, contact Herkimer County HealthNet, Creating Healthy Places Program Coordinator, Alison Swartz at (315) 867-1499 or e-mail aswartz@herkimercounty.org. For more information about Herkimer County HealthNet, log on to www.herkimerhealthnet.com.

 

Herkimer County HealthNet’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of individuals who live, work, play, and learn in Herkimer County.

 

CONTACT: Phyllis J. Spinner, Executive Director, Herkimer County HealthNet, (315) 867-1552 or
Alison J. Swartz, Coordinator of Creating Healthy Places grant initiative, (315) 867-1499

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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