Dundee Complete Streets Committee begins work

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Dundee’s Main Street

A committee of local residents and Dundee Village officials held their first meeting July 28 to review the Complete Streets study that was recently done.

This study was commissioned by the Our Town RoCKS Health Improvement Project and the Village of Dundee to provide an assessment that could help to guide improvements to streets and sidewalks in order to make the community more walkable and bike-able.

In March, consultant Justin Booth from Make Communities in Buffalo led 25 attendees through a workshop that consisted of an introduction to the complete streets concept; a walk-around the village, which focused on Main, Water, and Millard Streets, including the intersection in front of the school; and, a debriefing that included brainstorming of the vision for the village.

According to the New York State Department of Transportation website, https://www.dot.ny.gov/programs/completestreets: “A Complete Street is a roadway planned and designed to consider the safe, convenient access and mobility of all roadway users of all ages and abilities. This includes pedestrians, bicyclists, public transportation riders, and motorists; it includes children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.”

In Dundee, consideration for horses and buggies will also need to be included in any complete streets planning.

The Complete Streets Committee will work to implement the steps identified on page 36 of the report. The Committee will continue to meet every fourth Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Our Town RoCKS office at the Presbyterian Church, 31 Main St. in Dundee.

Anyone who lives, works, learns or plays in the Dundee area is welcome to join the committee.

For a copy of the “Creating a Livable Dundee Through Complete Streets” report, please visit the Our Town RoCKS website at www.ourtownrocks.org and click on the “In the News” tab. For more information about the Complete Streets project, call the Village office at 607-243-5551 or the Our Town RoCKS office at 315-246-6351.