Complete Streets Policy

The streets in our town are an important part of our community. They allow for travel, bring neighbors together and draw visitors here to visit. Our streets and highways ought to be designed for everyone — whether young or old, on foot or on a bicycle, in a car or motorcycle, but too often they are designed only for speeding vehicles without consideration to all users.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed the Complete Streets Act (Chapter 398, Laws of New York) on August 15, 2011, requiring state county and local agencies to consider the convenience and mobility of all users when developing transportation projects that receive state and federal funding.

What is a Complete Street?

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.

CyclingTheErie-1-2011On August 19, 2014, Montezuma joined many communities that have already adopted the policy. The policy allows for a citizen Advisory Committee appointed by the Town Board to make recommendations  on the planning, design, budgeting and implementation of Complete Street Improvements in accordance with the policy for future projects.

Please contact the Town Clerk if you are interested in serving on the committee.


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