Tied Up in Traffic? Linking Land Use and Transportation Decisions

Correction: The Cortlandt Conservation Advisory Council will discuss traffic problems in the region on May 10 (not May 7).

This is a press release from the

The third in a series of seminars coordinated by the Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) of the Town of Cortlandt will take place on Thursday, May 10th, at 7pm in the Nyberg Room (main meeting room) at Cortlandt Town Hall on Heady Street. This seminar will focus on possible solutions for traffic problems in the region.

A little over ten years ago, the Town of Cortlandt, along with neighboring Peekskill and Yorktown, participated in the Sustainable Development Study for the Route 202/35/6/Bear Mountain Parkway corridors. The mission of this study was to begin with “visioning sessions where residents and business owners expressed their aspirations for their community.”

 The study was conducted by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC), Westchester County, and the NY State Department of Transportation (DOT). The results were published in March 2004. The goal of the study was “To facilitate a more proactive approach to linking land use, community design and transportation planning in the region.”

The speaker for the May 10th seminar will be Gerry Bogacz, who coordinated the Sustainable Development Study. Mr. Bogacz will present an overview of general principles of transportation planning, traffic and congestion mitigation, and will explore the lessons learned from the Sustainable Development Study. Then, in a dialogue with planners, public officials and the public, we will consider the implications for the future of our region.

Gerry Bogacz has been the Planning Director for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) since 1997. Prior to his work at NYMTC, Gerry spent ten years as the Director of Planning for the Westchester County Department of Transportation. He holds a Master's degree in Urban Planning from NYU and a Master's degree in Public Affairs from Fordham University.

The public is cordially invited, and there will be a question and answer period immediately after the formal presentation. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, send an e-mail to CortlandtCAC@gmail.com

RSVP to Judi Peterson (914 – 734 – 1002) by May 7th    



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