Dear Philipstown Community members,
You are invited to participate in a free Active Transportation & Complete Streets Webinar on September 13, 6:00PM to 7:30PM hosted by Climate Smart Philipstown, Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library, and Ecological Citizen’s Project. This free 90-minute webinar will include an overview of fundamental complete street concepts, a digital walk audit in Philipstown, and a detailed discussion of design tools, implementation strategies and funding mechanisms. The course is facilitated by Urban Cycling Solutions Inc, and is sponsored by the New York State Department of Health, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Here’s how it works:
1. Register for the webinar here:
2. Fill out this short survey to help inform discussion during the webinar
3. Sign into the webinar and submit questions in the chat field!
A little more about the webinar:
What is a Complete Street? Complete Streets are designed for everyone. They enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, access public transit, walk or bicycle to shops, work, and school. This training was specifically designed for New York communities, featuring data and case studies from across the state. The training is intended to educate and empower municipality staff, local planning boards, and community members to envision a vibrant community accessible to all.
About the Facilitator
Dan Suraci, AICP, Founder and Principal of Urban Cycling Solutions Inc., will lead the workshop. Dan Suraci, AICP is an industry leader in bicycle mobility and active connections to transit. His multidisciplinary planning portfolio includes projects ranging from the development of a feasibility study to Extend the Empire State Trail on Long Island to a pilot wayfinding system and lighting enhancement study in New York Penn Station. Last year, Dan completed the development of APTA’s Guide for Bicycle and Transit Integration. This transit agency practicum describes the “nuts and bolts” of integrating bicycles with transit service and includes insights from more than 30 transit agencies and organizations from across the county. Dan holds a master’s degree in urban planning from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service and was named Emerging Leader of the Year in 2017 by the League of American Bicyclists.
Overview of Complete Streets
Digital Walk Audit
Survey Data Overview
Complete Streets Policy Implementation and Measurement
Please R.S.V.P. your workshop attendance by September 12 by registering online HERE
We look forward to your participation in this webinar.
Climate Smart Coordinator
Town of Philipstown