Of particular interest it that issues such as complete streets or pedestrian malls usually gather strength at a grassroots level and are elevated to a governmental level. It appears that in Plattsburgh, that may be reversed with several members of the Common Council publicly discussing the closure of street(s) in downtown. I don’t know if that will make it easier or more difficult. A lot goes into creating a pedestrian mall or into adopting a Complete Streets policy, and rarely, if ever, have merchants, citizens and politicians universally embraced either idea,
Nonetheless, it’s a discussion worth having, and including all players involved is critical.