100 Ideas for New Paltz

18. clean up medians and other often overlooked public spaces

Posted in art, infrastructure, parks, public health, sidewalks by Jason West on June 12, 2009

Work with the Town Court to coordinate more community-service projects to be supervised by the DPW and Town Buildings and Grounds Department in order to clean, repair and re-plant sidewalk landscaping and small medians around the Village and Town, possibly with a view towards using appropriate spaces for public art.


64. expand the inlaid brick sidewalk to main street

Posted in infrastructure, sidewalks by Jason West on June 11, 2009

Install the same type of inlaid brickwork done on Front Street outside the Bakery all along the pedestrian-heavy sec-tions of Main Street

80. clear the snow off sidewalks, too

Posted in infrastructure, sidewalks, transportation by Jason West on June 11, 2009

Have the village Department of Public Works and the Town Highway Department clear sidewalks of snow as well as the streets. Why subsidize cars and not pedestrians?  This eliminates the problem of elderly residents unable to clear their sidewalks in a timely manner, as well as the problem of multiple passes by the plows re-burying freshly cleared sidewalks.