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Heart Network Hosts Complete Streets Training

Posted on: March 26th, 2015 by Glenn

Many North Country communities have come to embrace Complete Streets principles in recent years. Some communities have adopted complete streets policies; a few have bicycle and pedestrian master plans, and many have completed projects that improved local conditions for walking and biking. Both Malone and Saranac Lake have local advisory boards that guide the implementation Read the Rest…

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Heart Network to Host Workshop on Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning

Posted on: February 27th, 2015 by Glenn

On March 17th, the North Country Healthy Heart Network will be hosting a workshop entitled: Implementing Bike and Pedestrian Plans in Small Communities Who should attend: department of public works/highway department staff & supervisors, elected officials, community advocates, planning board members, interested citizens Location: Malone Public Health Offices – 125 Catherine St, Malone, NY 12953 Presenter: Justin Booth Read the Rest…

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Are You Ready to Take On the Mayor’s Challenge?

Posted on: February 23rd, 2015 by Glenn

In January, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx launched the Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets—inviting mayors and other local elected officials to take significant action to improve the safety of their constituents who walk or bicycle in the next year.  The first call to action is to take a complete streets approach.  For Read the Rest…

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SR2S – It’s Not Just About Chickens

Posted on: November 15th, 2014 by Glenn

We had fun last month with our SR2S campaign and ‘Walker’, the Safe Routes to School Chicken.  But Safe Routes to School is not just fun and games, it actually works!  A new study shows a consistent year-to-year increase in kids walking and biking to school in areas with an active Safe Routes to School Read the Rest…

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Secretary Foxx Announces new Bike/Ped Safety Initiative

Posted on: September 11th, 2014 by Glenn

Exciting news on the Federal level!  A new policy will focus on Bike/Ped Safety and includes measures specifically targeting rural communities with state highways as their main street. USDOT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9/10/14 PITTSBURGH – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a new initiative to reduce the growing number of pedestrian and bicyclist injuries Read the Rest…

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