New Funding for Hudson Crosswalks

I facilitated a grant to create and maintain crosswalks

August 10, 2020

New crosswalk at Oakdale Park

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties (CCE) granted the City of Hudson $4,000 to create and maintain crosswalks. The grant is part of a larger initiative to create safe and complete streets which are streets designed for all types of travel including motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

It’s important that people feel safe walking in Hudson and crosswalks can make an intersection safer. Safe streets make a more just city, a better quality of life, and improve our economy. This effort builds on my work to improve Public Transportation, increase bicycle use, and advocate for more accessible public space.

“We are very happy to be working with Supervisor Chameides and Hudson’s Department of Public Works to make the streets safer and more easily travelled for all in the city of Hudson” says Rebecca Polmateer, educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties and community coordinator for the Creating Healthy Schools and Communities grant in Hudson. “This effort is exactly what our grant is about, providing funding to make Hudson a stronger, healthier community.”

The City of Hudson used the grants to install crosswalks at Oakdale, 3rd and Columbia, and 2nd and Columbia.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties is partially funded by Columbia County and this specific grant is through the Creating Healthy Schools and Communities Grant. The grant covers purchasing materials for the creation of new crosswalks or for maintenance of existing crosswalks. $1,500 is offered for materials purchased in 2019 and $2,500 for 2020.

The mission of Cornell Cooperative Extension is to enable people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work. The Creating Healthy Schools and Communities grant is a five-year New York State Department of Health-funded initiative (2015-2020). The mission of the grant is to make schools and communities that surround them stronger and healthier. The grant is specifically for the Hudson City School District and its surrounding communities in Columbia County.

Learn more about my efforts to improve transportation and the environment.