NYMTC’s Regional Trends Series: Route 59 Area Transportation & Land Use Study
on may 26, 2021, nymtc’s ongoing regional trends series featured a virtual brown bag lunch presentation on the route 59 area transportation & land use study in rockland county, which was funded through the nymtc unified planning work program.
doug schuetz, acting commissioner of the rockland county department of planning & public transportation provided background on the steps that led to this study to address mobility issues and new demands in and around the route 59 corridor. the study began in 2018 with the goal to identify and evaluate transportation and land use development issues and future scenarios in and around route 59 in the village of spring valley, village of airmont, and town of ramapo.
ali mohseni, nymtc’s project manager for the study described the existing conditions in the study area and the study scope and schedule. the study included a robust effort to engage stakeholders and the public in the area through a series of workshops and pop-up events at area fairs and festivals. community input helped shape the study’s recommendations.
graham trelstad aicp, vice president at wsp usa and consultant team lead for the study, reviewed its transportation and land use recommendations that address short-, medium-, and long-range implementation timeframes. these recommendations address community design, bicycle and pedestrian features, roadways, and transit. the community engagement efforts provided opportunities for the public to rank the various suggestions using on-line polling software, the results of which are highlighted in the presentation.
nymtc’s regional trends series provides the public with access to leaders in the transportation field and offers information about trends and developments that are shaping the future of the transportation system.
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route 59 area transportation & land use study
click here to view a recording of the meeting.