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October 21, 2013

Complete Streets planning benefits touted

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PLATTSBURGH —

TOURISM DRAW

Prior to the round table, Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau Director Kristy Kennedy said recreation is one of the three keys of the region’s Destination Master Plan. Part of that is to make the area a destination for cyclists.

Complete Streets implementation makes for a better cycling experience for all involved, she said.

“Complete Streets doesn’t only help quality of life of residents, it has a huge impact on tourism,” she said.

Karen Derusha, a public health educator with the Clinton County Health Department, said Complete Streets fits in perfectly with that department’s mission. The department is nearing completion of a five-year community health strategic plan, which includes a focus on making better infrastructure for recreation so exercise becomes an easier choice.

“People on the local level can really move the community toward health and wellness,” she said. 

Email Dan Heath:dheath@pressrepublican.com

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