Complete Streets team
Is your municipality thinking of establishing a Complete Streets policy? Or perhaps there is a desire to address bike/pedestrian safety issues for the town or neighborhood, but its not clear how to start. The T & LU committee would be happy to dispatch members who have been through this process to join the conversation. We would do so not as consultants or to tell you what to do, but rather to share experiences in organizing and dialogue as well as particular measures that may be in play in the team members hometown or other areas. We also look forward to such exchanges as a way of bringing enriching the committee’s understanding of the types of challenges faced in our member communities. Contact us at TLU@sustainablewestchester.org
Peter is on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Sustainable Westchester (SW) and was the past Chair of the predecessor organization, Southern Westchester Energy Action Consortium as well as its Transportation Committee. He is also currently the Co-Chair of the SW Transportation & Land Use Cmte as well as the Chair of the Eastchester Environmental Cmte. Peter was instrumental in creating SWEAC's Complete Streets-in-a-Box toolkit which was picked up and utilized by many organizations and municipalities across the country.
Architect; LEED educator; former chair of the Energy Action Committee for the Town of Pound Ridge; and currently on the Sustainable Westchester Transportation and Land Use Committee. John is discussing adoption of Complete Streets with the Pound Ridge Town Board and is available to share his experience starting a CS policy with other communities interested in the process; particularly smaller towns where "roads" are more prevalent than "streets.
Lisa Silver holds a Bachelors Degree in Architecture and is a Pace University Land Use Leadership Alliance training program graduate. She is an irrepressible biker and hiker, and passionate and knowledgeable about making the streets work for everybody. With years of sustainability advocacy, organization and activism, she has a great sense of context which she has applied in her work on Lewisboro's hamlet revitalization efforts. Lisa is co-founder Citizens for a Sustainable Lewisboro; founder Keep Lewisboro Safe; co-founder Lewisboro CSA; member Lewisboro Sustainability Committee; member NY/NJ Trail Conference.
Paddy is a founding member of Dobbs Ferry's Energy Task Force and Land Use Committee and has been involved in the environmental movement since he helped organize the first Earth Day at Columbia University in 1970. As President of Gotham Design & Community Development, Paddy is engaged daily in the effort to help restore the triple bottom line of the economy, environment, and culture that was almost bankrupted by the Great Sprawl Experiment that began with President Truman's State of the Union in 1947 and ended with the Great Recession in 2007. Integral to this effort is reinforcing our walkable downtowns to enhance our most valuable investments in infrastructure and mass transit. Paddy is also the Chief Operations Officer of the New York Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism and brings the energy of that organization to the interests of Sustainable Westchester.
Committee Co-chair and an advocate for accessible and safe streets since joining the Lewisboro town board in 2008, Dan has been engaging locally and regionally, driving his town's early enactment of a CS policy as well as a Bike/Ped Addendum to its Master Plan. He is at the ready to share from his experience working developing these, as well as efforts to realize CS goals, e.g. with neighbors in Lewisboro's Goldens Bridge Hamlet where TOD elements exist but have yet to be exploited.
Rob promotes transportation systems leading to increased transit ridership, walking, and bicycling. He also works to create more viable places for living, working, and playing. In addition to his membership on the Sustainable Westchester Transportation and Land Use committee, Rob is a Village-appointee to the Dobbs Ferry Energy Task Force and the Dobbs Ferry Traffic Committee, and has supported traffic calming, Complete Streets, and Safe Routes to Schools. Rob also works on trail-building, transit, and “placemaking” efforts in Yonkers and Newburgh through his role as board chair of Groundwork Hudson Valley.
Committee discussion list
Interested in joining in the committee discussions? Send a request with a little bit about what Westchester locale you hail from and any background you can share to TLU@sustainablewestchester.org.
Latest postings from the Transportation & Land Use google group (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/sw_transportlanduse)
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