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Complete Streets
Background and Objectives
The Town of Tonawanda recently adopted an update to its Comprehensive Plan. One of the repeated themes that was heard from the community throughout the comprehensive planning process is that residents of all ages increasingly desire to live in a community that offers active transportation opportunities (i.e. enhanced walking and biking). As a result of this repeated input, one of the main recommendations of the Comprehensive Plan is to develop a Complete Streets Policy.
In order to meet this goal, the Town Board of the Town of Tonawanda has directed the Office of Planning and Development to develop a committee made up of representatives from various community groups and governmental agencies that would work to promote improved active transportation opportunities and ensure safety throughout Ken-Ton.

What is a Complete Street?
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Walk Ride Live
Complete streets design is defined as a balanced approach to roadway design and development that accommodates and facilitates convenient and comfortable access and mobility by all users, including current and projected users, particularly pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, and individuals of all ages and abilities. Complete streets also play a role in making a community healthier, reducing transportation impacts on the environment and leading to private investment in a corridor.

Community Voice
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The town encourages input, ideas and feedback for the Complete Streets initiative in our Community Voice section.

Complete Streets Committee Members
The Town Board established the Complete Streets Committee by resolution on August 31, 2015.

Committee Members:

NAME

ORGANIZATION

Joseph Emminger

Town Board – Supervisor

James Hartz, AICP

Town Planning and Development

James Jones , P.E.

Technical Support - Town Engineer

Mike Kaiser

Technical Support – Director

Tom Jones

Town Highway Dept.

Bill Swanson

Town Highway Dept.

Lt. Nicholas Bado

Town Police Department

Ken Swanekamp

Erie County DEP – Town Planning Board Chair

Fred Frank

Planning Board – Vice Chair

Jim Cuozzo

NYSDOT

Gregory Szewczyk

NYSDOT

Wayne Scibor

Erie County DPW-Highways

Kathleen Johnson

Village of Kenmore

Katie Burd

Village of Kenmore

John Brucato

Ken-Ton UFSD – Assistant Superintendent

Justin Booth 

GoBike Buffalo 

David Stinner

USitek – Resident

Angie Robinson

National Federation of the Blind – NY

Peter de Pagter

Handlebars Cycle Company 

Chris Bushover

Handlebars Cycle Company




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