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About Healthy Streets

 

Since 2012, Capital Roots’ Healthy Streets program has been working to improve public spaces throughout the Capital Region. Our initiatives are creating communities with complete streets, designed to accommodate the transportation needs of all residents, regardless of their preferred method of travel. By increasing opportunities for recreation and improved transportation, the Capital Region’s cities are becoming more accommodating, accessible and comfortable places to live and work.

 

Our Goals

• Create a more accessible Capital Region for all residents, whether they choose to walk, cycle, or use public transit


• Continue to develop partnerships with local municipalities, community leaders, and residents for community improvement initiatives

 

• Improve visibility and accessibility of the region’s urban trail network


• Educate pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists on safe transportation practices and laws


• Find additional funding to continue supporting impactful initiatives


• Install permanent and semi-permanent alternative transportation infrastructure for use by the community
Projects, interventions, and successes


• Drafted complete streets policies which were adopted in Troy (2014), Cohoes (2016), and Watervliet (2017)


• Grant procurement for municipalities and community organizations (more than $135,000 in funding secured to date)


• Bike rack and Fix-It Station installations


• Semi-Permanent Roadway Retrofits and pop-up demonstrations


• Creative Crosswalks and Bump-outs


• Wayfinding Signage Development and Installation


• Trail Clean-Ups and Special Events


• Community Bike Rides and Safety Education

 

Find a Healthy Street Project Near You!

For more information or to get involved in one of our upcoming events, contact James Rath at healthycommunities@capitalroots.org.