FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22, 2023
City of Kingston to Host Complete Streets Training
In-person Training on Wednesday March 1, 2023
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that City of Kingston staff and consultants will host a Complete Streets Training on March 1, 2023 at 6:00pm in Conference Room 1 at City Hall.
The training is open to the public and the goal is to review the concept of streets that are designed for all users and how that can be applied in Kingston. It will include best practices, case studies, and implications for Kingston. Spanish interpretation will be available.
The Complete Streets Training is part of the overall vision of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan (PBMP), a draft of which will be released next week and available at Engage Kingston. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan will inform the City’s efforts to improve conditions for non-motorized transportation users, reduce vehicle congestion and emissions, and support a culture of health across the community.
“I encourage anyone who is interested in the engineering aspect of creating safer streets in our community to attend this training session,” said Mayor Noble. “The Complete Streets training and the forthcoming Pedestrian Bicycle Master Plan draft are components of our overarching strategies to create safe and equitable transportation for all roadway users in Kingston.”
“Some of the case studies that will be presented at this training are identified in our Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan,” said Emily Flynn, Director of Health and Wellness and PBMP Project Manager. “This training will help us use the Complete Streets framework when we consider new street designs in the City of Kingston.”
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan has been funded in part by the Climate Smart Community Grant Program, Title 15 of the Environmental Protection Fund through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The Complete Streets Training funding has been provided by the Creating Healthy Schools and Communities grant program from the NYS Department of Health.
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