The Town of Webb has received a $5,000 grant from Herkimer County HealthNet to implement a Complete Streets grant. This grant will allow for the installation of seven bike racks through town stretching from View to the Thendara Train Station and to the Eagle Bay comfort station and the McCauley Mountain recreation complex. The town will also receive pedestrian crossing signs and several signs for directing visitors to recreation areas. The bike racks and signage should be installed prior to the summer tourism season.
Complete Streets is an approach towards village transportation planning that looks at planning not just for cars but for all modes of getting around, be it walking, cycling, cross-country skiing or even snowmobiling. The intent is to create places and spaces where people feel comfortable and safe and a better place to live and get around. The Webb Town Board adopted Complete Streets planning at their January meeting. Adoption of these planning guidelines only commits the town to consider all forms of transportation when considering a road or trail project.
The Complete Streets grant was written and submitted by CAP-21 on behalf of the town.
“Given the traffic we see in Old Forge, particularly in the summer, we wanted to encourage individuals and families to park the car and use our great trail systems. Cycle over to View and see the exhibits or take a class, use the Adirondack Scenic Railroad bike train, bike over to the chairlift at McCauley, or take the TOBIE Trail to Thendara or Eagle Bay. Get outdoors, enjoy all that the town offers and maybe even get healthy in the process,” said CAP-21 Director Nick Rose.
For more information, please contact CAP-21 at (315) 369-3353 or at [email protected] .