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Transportation groups to host 'Complete Streets' talk

The public is invited to attend a presentation on Complete Streets - Creating Safer Communities for Bicyclists and Pedestrians, to be held in conjunction with the next meeting of the Sustainable Saratoga Task Force on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Saratoga Springs Public Library from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Susman Room.

The event, hosted by Saratoga Healthy Transportation Network and the Sustainable Saratoga Task Force, is open to the public.

Speaker Lois Chaplin, bicycle and pedestrian specialist for the Cornell Local Roads Program, will present the Complete Streets Program, a national initiative bringing attention to the need to plan and design streets so they are accessible to everyone " creating safer and more friendly communities for bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists.

Chaplin has 20 years experience as a bicycle and pedestrian safety expert at Cornell University, where she has instructed and designed materials for fellow educators, law enforcement, and most recently planners and engineers.

Chaplin will present from 4 to 5 p.m., followed by a meeting of the Sustainable Saratoga Task Force from 5 to 6 p.m. Due to the room size, reservations for the presentation are appreciated.

Call 691-8024 to rsvp or for information on the presentation.

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