New Great Lakes Seaway Trail Sustainable Byway Planning Webinars Preview in Niagara Falls September 16 (Press Release)

Published: 2011-09-12

Niagara Falls, NY – On Friday, September 16, 2011, 10am-11:30am at the Four Points by Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY, the Great Lakes Seaway Trail will preview its new Seaway Trail Sustainable Byway Planning Webinars. David Cutter, a Cornell University landscape architect and former Seaway Trail, Inc. planner, has developed a series of educational webinars and supporting resources for use by municipalities, organizations and citizen planners in byway communities.

The Great Lakes Seaway Trail is a National Scenic Byway that parallels 518 miles of freshwater shoreline in New York and Pennsylvania.

The September 16th presentation will include highlights from four webinar highlight topics:
• Great Lakes Seaway Trail byway programs and benefits to communities, members and users;
• Roadway management utilizing a complete streets model for byways;
• Visual and scenic issues within the byway corridor; and
• Green infrastructure from regional planning to site-specific stormwater practices.

The webinars present effective regulatory and non-regulatory tools.

The September 16th presentation is appropriate for meeting state training requirements for local planning and zoning boards; those attending should confirm acceptability with local officials. The presentation is targeted for municipal officials but all interested parties are welcome.

A summary of the new webinar resources will be offered at the 1pm public-welcome Seaway Trail Inc. Member Meeting.

Reservations are not required for these meetings; for more information, contact Seaway Trail, Inc. at 315-646-1000, <> .

CONTACT: Teresa Mitchell, Seaway Trail, Inc. 315-646-1000 x202

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