Moving Forward - The North Union Street Restoration Project

Starting the week of October 20, 2014, a traveler advisory form will be distributed weekly to detail the construction taking place along North Union Street as part of the North Union Street Complete Street Transformation Project.
The North Union Street schedule is taking shape and the final design will be completed in late June.
The suggested schedule for construction includes starting with the railroad crossing, converting it to one-lane in each direction.
The Walkable Olean Project will rebuild our crumbling water lines, sewer lines, and lighting infrastructure, as well as restore downtown North Union with traffic safety improvements and beautification investments. This is an $8.8 million project, funded with a $6.5 million federal grant (TIGER grant), $1.2 million City capital funds, and $1.1 million State/private funds.

Walkable Olean Vision

How do I navigate a roundabout? This video will help residents understand the best ways to drive, walk and bike through roundabouts.
Design Elements for the North Union Complete Street Transformation Project.
Short videos demonstrate the timeliness of the North Union Street Restoration. Planners and developers nationwide are racing to implement Complete Streets because that's what drives property value and community vibrancy.
These short videos explain the elements of town planning that aim to restore the value of villages and cities while providing more housing and transportation choices.
Finally, a readable, understandable explanation how to calculate whether traffic calming will save taxpayers money. Also: A case study of traffic calming that business owners liked.
A presentation from Canada full of tips, tricks, facts and stats about how to make a thriving retail and restaurant downtown.
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Starting the week of October 20, 2014, a traveler advisory form will be distributed weekly to detail the construction taking place along North Union Street as part of the North Union Street Complete Street Transformation Project.
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WALKABLE OLEAN REPLIES

Concerns about angle parking, love of Olean
Can we afford this? Bike lane design -- preference for Option #3.
Two are "for it", one's against. Great design input!
Why change a thing? What about fire trucks? Concern about bike lanes and parking.
Futuristic design ideas followed by practicle concerns for trucks & deliveries
The big one: why is this a priority project?
Some great and creative design ideas... and one skeptic
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