Safe routes panel to advise Niskayuna planning board on developments

"The Safe Routes and the Tree Council add another level -- another set of eyes," said Matern.

Niskayuna Councilwoman Julie McDonnell lauded the group for taking the lead over the last few years in promoting safer walking and biking routes in Niskayuna.

"Anytime I can walk or bike with my family safely around town rather than drive, it's a better experience for all of us. I want to make that opportunity available in all of the neighborhoods in Niskayuna," said McDonnell.

Leslie Weidmann-Herd, co-chair of the Safe Routes Committee, said that the committee is looking forward to being a part of the planning committee process. She said that through this process, their commitment to creating a more pedestrian friendly community will have more of an impact on creating infrastructure for non-motorized transportation in the Town of Niskayuna.""

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