NEW CITY, NY – – Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, along with the Rockland County Departments of Planning & Public Transportation and the Rockland Municipal Planning Federation, announce that a Complete Streets Workshop will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM at the Rockland County Fire Training Center, located at 35 Firemen’s Memorial Drive in Pomona. The Workshop is free and open to the public.
Members of town and village boards, planning, zoning and highway officials, land use professionals, and other interested residents are encouraged to attend. Attendance will provide three hours of training for each municipal Planning or Zoning Board of Appeals member towards their annual four-hour State training requirement. Advanced registration is required; contact Arlene Miller at the Rockland County Planning Department at [email protected] or (845) 364-3448.
This unique training opportunity will provide information about the nationwide Complete Streets movement that aims to improve access to safe modes of transportation and improve quality of life through street-level improvements. It will also discuss New York State’s Complete Streets Act of 2011, which requires state, county, and local agencies to consider the convenience and mobility of all users when developing transportation projects that receive state and federal funding. The Workshop will provide guidance and “tools” for how municipalities can initiate and implement Complete Streets projects at the local level.